This second installment in Wiesner's Family Heirlooms series is an affecting story that takes a realistic look at a troubled Christian marriage. The hero and heroine's determination to do the right thing, and the lack of communication between them, is believable, and the reason for their actions is understandable.

Married for 18 years, Justine Samuels feels that she and husband Joshua are strangers. Outside of their faith and their daughter, Vashti, they have nothing in common. They married because Justine was pregnant, and now that Vashti is going to college, Justine wonders if they should separate. Vashti signs them all up for a missions' trip to Mexico, but Justine doesn't believe it'll help their relationship. Soon she and Joshua realize that a determined daughter and God can tear down walls and open their eyes to the love neither one realized they share. (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley