Monday, March 21, 2011

Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury* A review


Brad Cutler, twenty-eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all … a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancĂ©e, and a fairy tale life ahead of him—when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must find his old love and make amends. Haunted by the past and confused about the future, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Zondervan; 2 edition (October 16, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780310266228
ISBN-13: 978-0310266228
ASIN: 031026622X
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Karen is best known for her Life-Changing Fiction (TM) and for creating unforgettable characters. When speaking before women's groups - some with more than 10,000 in attendance - Karen makes audiences laugh and cry with her compelling story-telling. She likes to tell attendees they have, "One chance to write the story of their lives," and her talk focuses on reminding women to live every day loving well, laughing often, and finding true life in Jesus Christ. Karen routinely speaks before more than 100,000 women each year. Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti.

Another Karen Kingsbury book that I absolutely love. Shades of blue is so full of true life situations and drama that there is never a boring part. Karen deals with many hard issues and the outcome isn’t always as we thought they would be. In this book you will find bad decisions, heartache, loss, loneliness, forgiveness, peace, happiness and finally joy. Shades of Blue deals with the abortion issue, which is very real in our world.
Ten years ago Brad and Emma made a horrible decision that will haunt them for the rest of their lives if they don’t do something about it. Sometimes when we are young we just don’t make the best decisions and if we don’t seek an older persons advice we make big mistakes. This book is about Emma, Brad, and Laura mainly. Brad and Emma were more than friends 10 years ago, and now Laura and Brad are getting married. Brad feels he can’t go ahead with a new life until he can finish the chapter in his old life. You will see how this impacts all three of them and changes everyone’s lives.
This book will have you crying and rejoicing all at once. Keep your tissues handy there isn’t a doubt you will need them. Some of the scenes are just heart wrenching and so very touching.
I highly recommend this book for you to love and enjoy many times and a great gift to a special friend.

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Thank you to Zondervan for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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