A MOTHER'S PROMISE
It is easy to connect with the emotional storyline in the latest Women of Pinecraft story, filled with characters who truly want to help others but are flawed nonetheless. In addition to entertaining the reader, Schmidt also educates them on a number of things (leukemia, bullying and the challenges of being different). Though this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone.
When Rachel Kaufmann moves to Florida, she vows to make a better life for her son, Justin.Times have been challenging since the death of her husband. Her new colleague, Dr. Ben Booker, is struggling with the fact that he is unable to heal his young niece. As a result, he has lost his faith in God. Justin grapples with fitting in at the public school and getting in with the wrong crowd. Rachel’s co-worker seems threatened by Rachel’s friendship with Ben. Could it cost her the new life she is trying to create? (BARBOUR, Dec, 320 pp., $12.99)