TROUBLE THE WATER
The language of these strong female characters is full of island flavor, and the story demonstrates how God can bring something good out of a dire situation. But multiple points of view make this tale disjointed at times.
Saved by three island nannies after a suicide attempt, Honor Maddox is not thrilled to be alive, but she comes to find an unexpected peace on St. Anne's Isle. She wants to share this peace with her sister, Alice, and does so via a journal. Alice encounters Honor's story when she ends up in the hospital. While there, she learns that Honor has terminal cancer, which inspires Alice to make significant changes in her own life. (THOMAS NELSON, Mar., 304 pp., $14.99)
Leslie L. McKee