Sunday, January 6, 2019

Book Review-Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson-Just Read Book Tour

About the book 
A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love
Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she’s an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she’s made don’t drown their whole family.
Gabby can’t believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they’re in love? Now she has to face the consequences–and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby’s father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right?
Margaret Owens had determined dreams for her son. She’s furious that Gabby’s pregnancy jeopardizes his college baseball scholarship and terrified that Travis will be trapped in a life of struggle and poverty–the life she’s tried so hard to save him from. She’ll do anything to protect him–even if it means forcing him to leave Gabby.
Stacey Meyers is aching for a child of her own. But the son she was meant to adopt was taken before she could hold him in her arms. It feels like she’ll never stop mourning; even the move to this new town hasn’t distracted her from the pain. How can she and her husband find peace? Is there any hope of a family in their future?
And in the midst of all this . . . an unborn baby. Whose arms will hold him in the end?
Read an excerpt 
Margaret Owens
“What if I want to do something else? Did you ever consider that?”
His words yank me upright, bringing me to my feet. I cock my hip and jam my fists into my sides. This will not happen. “I think about it every single day. Don’t be a fool, son. We’ve worked too hard for way too long to walk away now. You have a chance here. Do you want to live like this forever?” I lift my hands and look around the shanty that I skimp and scrape to make rent for each month. Rolled up towels are taped to the base of the back door to keep water from coming in where the seal leaks. A blanket hangs over the front room window in place of curtains. If I only had the time or money, but I have neither.
Travis can have both.
“I know, Mom.” His hand is heavy on my shoulder. “It’s just, things aren’t working out how I thought they would. And this isn’t so bad.”
And I thought
A great read filled with emotion and strong characters.
This one was hard to put down.
This was different kind of read for me.  I was glad to get the chance to dive into this story.  A story filled with raw emotion at times as each of the characters find thier way seperately and with each.  
A beautifully written touching story that is filled with grace and redemption.

I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.

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