Debra Patterson's life collapses when her children disappear from a shopping mall. Her abusive husband, Michael, is gone with their money, the children's clothing and all of their photographs. As the police and the FBI dig into Michael's shady business affairs, it appears he may have taken the children out of the country.
At the end of her rope, Debra cries out to God and finds a source of courage and love she never knew existed. Will Jesus be enough for her when the search for her children bounces her through agonies of hope and disappointment?
Mills pens a powerful blend of suspense, love and faith. Debra's struggles are never trite or downplayed, which is why her victories ring true. (Sep., 288 pp., $12.95)
Jill Elizabeth Nelson