Waiting for Morning by Karen Kingsbury is book 1 of the Forever Faithful series. It’s the story of one woman’s journey after a tragic accident leaves her lost and looking for revenge. Hannah Ryan is a wife and mother with a seemingly perfect life. Until a drunk driving takes the life of her husband, Dr. Tom Ryan, and her oldest daughter, Alicia, and leaves her youngest daughter, Jenny, with life threatening injuries. She immediately flies into action to seek that the driver, Brian Wesley, pays for taking their lives. As Hannah focuses on the upcoming trial, she turns from God and ignores Jenny’s cries for help as she recovers and returns home. Everyone involved from district attorney to the MADD representative seems to be urging her to return to God. Will she listen to what God is trying to tell her? Will she let her anger consume her?
Waiting for Morning is an emotional story of grief, recovery and forgiveness. Hannah is the angry, vengeful aspect of grief. She turns from faith, convinced that God cannot exist if he took her husband and daughter away. Jenny is the survivor who is filled with guilt and depression that she is alive and her father and sister/best friend are not. I enjoyed this story very much. You feel Hannah’s anger and determination. You feel Jenny’s depression. You get angry at Hannah for ignoring Jenny’s needs as she focuses on her own need for revenge. I love the message of the book that forgiveness isn’t just for the person who wronged you, it’s for you as well. I highly recommend Waiting for Morning.
Waiting for Morning
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