Peterson's latest delivers a powerful punch. Not many writers can do historical and contemporary timelines, but she does both with style and grace, showing that it's never too late to mend relationships.

Amy Halbert has come home after 12 years to learn that her mother is dead and her father is dying. Her sister, Kathy, blames her for tearing the family apart, while their father is overjoyed to see his daughter and even happier when Amy tells him she's found the Lord again. Can the sisters find a way to forgive each other and get along for the short time their father has left? (BETHANY HOUSE, Oct., 352 pp., $13.99)
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Patsy Glans