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Brought up in a religious home, Sophia believes the only way to have a
forever family is by following church leaders and obediently choosing
the right. She goes to the right school, marries the right man in the
right place, and does the right thing by staying home to raise her
children. But when she starts asking questions about grace, love, and
the nature of God, she realizes her spiritual struggles could rip her
From the get-go Sophia Stone's stellar writing drew me right in. (Truly, I think she could have been writing about a dog taking a walk and I would have been riveted by her writing.) The honesty and her underlying pain kept me glued to the pages. I read it straight through in one afternoon.
I won't get into my personal stance on religion in general, but I am fascinated by how and why others follow their chosen/given religions. The remarkable journey Sophia takes through this story, from childhood to married to parent, opened my eyes to a religion I knew very little about. The matter-of-fact writing keeps the story clean and gives the reader an in depth look at someone's true feelings in a way that is not preachy or slanted.
I seriously cannot recommend this one highly enough.
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