Tuesday, August 29, 2017
There are so many wonderful things about this book, I'm not sure where to start. The story is mesmerizing and emotional. I loved the characters so much and felt like they were people I would want to know. Heather is a sweet person who has a heart to help people dealing with cancer. Her job as a oncology nurse is perfect for her. I loved how the author explained treatments for cancer patients and the emotional ups and downs they go through. Heather is very involved with raising funds to help families dealing with cancer. I love the connection she has with her church and the support her friends give her.
Max has a lot going on in his life. He has a new job and has moved from his home town to find his biological father's family. When he decides to go see a doctor because he can't seem to get over feeling ill, he gets devastating news. He can't believe at the age of twenty-seven he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Max is sent to a specialist and is quite surprised when he meets the nurse that will be overseeing his treatment. Heather and Max have a past history that goes back a few years. I loved the initial reaction they both had when they see each other at the doctor's office. What are the chances that someone from your past is now going to be treating you? There is a lot of hurt and unforgiveness that Max will need to work through.
The story is one I found to be so well written I wanted to read it slowly in order to absorb each beautiful detail. It is filled with so much emotion . Can Heather continue to be Max's nurse? Can Max let God show him how to forgive and allow people to help him? Heather is very pushy at times, but Max needs that to keep fighting . This is a story that deals with health issues as well as heart issues. Max is a hurt and troubled person who seeks acceptance . He wants to find family he never knew, but will he find the answers he needs to heal ? It has been hard on him knowing his father never wanted him. Sometimes what we are looking for is right in front of us and sometimes those that love us the most get pushed away. Don't miss this story that shows how trusting God can get you through anything. I look forward to the next book in the series.
"We can't undo the past. We have to forgive and move on."
I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.