Sunday, May 29, 2016

Precious In His Sight by Karen Pashley

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Book Information
Genre: Contemporary Christian fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Willow Branch Publishing (April 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0997140402
  • ISBN-13: 978-0997140408

Synopsis: What if your husband was cheating? What would you do? 

A determined wife, her guilt-ridden husband, and the other woman, whose struggle may set them all free . . .

Feisty, tenacious, and adorably flawed Sugar Brennan is fiercely committed to her family, her traditional Christian values, and her spotless reputation in her affluent Southern community. 

When she discovers her husband Clay has been unfaithful, Sugar is determined to right the wrongs in her life. 

But when Clay’s former mistress returns to Westfield with devastating news, it poses a heart-wrenching dilemma that challenges Sugar to rethink all she’s believed about faith, family, and the healing power of forgiveness. 

She’s been raised in a preacher’s home, taught to love her enemies. 

She’s got the fish sticker on her car and a collection of good works under her belt. 

But . . . reach out to the woman who nearly destroyed her marriage? Surely God wouldn’t ask her to go that far.

Review: Oh my goodness!  I can't say enough good things about this book!  It is an amazing story of faith, strength, love and family. Each of the main characters is faced with his/her own struggles along the way, and you'll find yourself asking how you would deal with that situation if it appeared in your life. You may even find yourself empathizing with a character you are sure you will never be able to like, as I did.

There are so many intricate relationships woven into this story, and each one is presented wonderfully by the author. None of the characters make a single appearance and then disappear, never to be heard from again....they are all woven into the greater fabric, even though it may not seem possible when we first meet them.

This book will touch your heart, if not your soul, with the realization that, no matter what mistakes we've made, no matter how far away from God we may feel, each and every one of us is, and always will be, PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Five stars

About the author
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I’m proud to call Nashville home. Though I grew up in New York and lived in Florida for more than two decades, I’ve been grafted into Nashville’s eclectic southern culture. I love the people, the easy-going vibe, and the lingo. I’m a southern transplant, y’all!
I’m also:
A Christian. In awe of the transforming power of the Word of God. A daily recipient of God’s abundant grace. A redeemed sinner who still messes up regularly. I have a heart for women and the pressures we are faced with in today’s complicated world.
A wife. Thirty years. I didn’t have much training on how to be a wife. Wasn’t prepared for the many ups and downs we would face as we learned by trial and error what marriage was all about. Trials and errors. There have been plenty of them. But there’s also joy, and friendship, and matchless intimacy. I’m committed to one man—my husband Jay.
A proud mom of four incredible young women. Over the past twenty-nine years, they have been my reason for waking in the morning, my motivation to be the best person I can be, and the reflection of a Father in Heaven who loves me inconceivably more than I love them.
An author. An encourager. A storyteller. I wrote my first novel PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT to inspire others to grasp the very personal truth of God’s amazing love for each one of us. It’s a story of hardship and heartache, and the power of forgiveness to set us free. You can read more about it and my upcoming projects in the Books menu under the Fiction tab.
A foodie. I am the founder of Girls Dine In. Part cooking class, part supper club, my monthly events bring women together for an evening of great food, fellowship, and loads of fun. No kids. No hubbies. Just the girls. Check out the Food tab under the Blog menu for recipes, entertaining ideas, kitchen tips, and more.
A creator. A visionary. A bigger picture kind of thinker. I love coming up with ideas and setting them in motion. Seems like I’ve always got a new project to tackle!
I enjoy entertaining, going for morning hikes in the woods, hanging out with my daughters, cuddling my sweet grand baby, painting old furniture, trying to grow things in my yard, planning events, wandering through museums, and lounging at the beach.
I do not enjoy mani/pedis or massages (I know, I’m weird). I’m not fond of carnivals, heights, doing paperwork of any kind, watching my plants whither and die despite my best efforts, and I’m probably the only person in America who did not like the Broadway musical Wicked. So there you have it.

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