Reunion by Lauraine Snelling #reunionnovel
|July 26, 2012||Filed under Reviews|
Keira Johnson, a 50-year-old mother of two grown sons, believes she lives a good Christian life without secrets– until she discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant.
Meanwhile, Keira’s beloved 17-year-old niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. Her boyfriend, Jose, is bound for college and Kirsten does not know what to do. As the family comes together for a reunion, Keira and Kirsten struggle with their fractured pasts and jumbled present. Will truth and honesty be the catalysts that allow the entire family to find peace?
Inspired by events in Lauraine Snelling’s own life, REUNION is the author’s finest novel to date. (2012)
There’s a reason Lauraine is one of my favorite authors. She truly is a master storyteller. The situations just seem so…real. I can actually hear the characters talking as I read along. Though she has typically written books in the romantic/historical fiction realm, it was refreshing to see her put a spin on problems of this generation, such as teen pregnancy. I finished it in the day I received it.
How exactly does one deal with a daughter who is pregnant? Especially as a Christian? Kirsten’s father really struggled with shame, disappointment, and eventually, acceptance.
And how does one deal with feelings of betrayal after losing a mother to cancer and finding that the father she knew and loved all her life was not her birth father?
Reunion is about the power of truth to bring about change, healing, and ultimately, strengthen family ties.
VERDICT: BUY IT.
Disclosure: I was provided a FREE copy through FaithWords in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.