Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh & Cindy Coloma

Song of the Brokenhearted is a must read. In fact, you may find it difficult to put aside. The plot of the story revolves around a wife who has everything. You know the type, the woman who drives the best cars, has the sweetest and most successful kids, lives in a large house and gets the monthly manicure/pedicure treatment. But, things aren't always what they seem. As the main character's life unfolds, her "perfect existence" begins to fade. The author uses a weeping willow tree as the symbol of the character's change of life. As the willow wilts, so does the main character. I could connect to the characters in this novel. First, who doesn't want to get have a monthly mani/pedi? Secondly, who doesn't have struggles? One thing that I didn't connect with was the character's faith in God. I, like many, struggle with leaning on God when things go badly. This story is a reminder that God will help through faith and hope. The story's plot moves along well and the characters are believable. This is definately a book to put on your reading list.

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