If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you already know that I am a HUGE fan of Karen Kingsbury. I was given the opportunity to review the latest paperback release of A Moment of Weakness which is book two of Kingsbury's Forever Faithful Series.
Had they found each other again after all these years, only to lose everything that matters most?
As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friends—until scandal drove them apart. Then, one golden summer, they find each other again. Through endless days they share their hearts and souls and dreams of forever. Then, in a moment of weakness, they make a decision that will tear them apart for nearly a decade.
What I Thought:
Much like Book one - Waiting for Morning - Karen tells a story that revolves much about forgiveness for wrongdoings in the characters lives. In this case, both Jade and Tanner are wronged severely by someone who should have been able to be trusted. And again, just like book one, there's one character you really wish you could just slap some sense into. Jade and Tanner go through so much to be together, only to be ripped apart once again because of even older wounds involving their parents.
This is a very powerful book and really taps into many different emotions while reading it. The betrayal from the mother is close to unforgivable and the hate that she holds in her heart is self destructing. The cruelty of Jade's spouse and her father is also pretty despicable and there are no redeeming qualities to be found in either of them, although one can argue that the hatred in the father's heart is a result of the past.
This book also touches on the subject of those who claim to be Christian but fail to live a Christian life in their hearts. It's only when they learn the true meaning of forgiveness that they find the true gift of God's love.
Overall, I think this is another great book from Karen Kingsbury and I can't wait to read the next book of this series.