About the Book
The powerful prequel to Brenda S. Anderson’s Coming Home Series. New cover, same true-to-life characters, same emotional story, brought to you by The Mosaic Collection.
A distressing diagnosis
A retreating husband
A prodigal brother
Marriage counselor Debbie Verhoeven excels at piecing broken families together, so she never imagined her own perfect family could be fractured.
When Debbie learns the child she’s carrying has Down syndrome, she takes the news in stride, but her husband, Jerry, begins suffering debilitating panic attacks that strike at his marriage, family, and faith.
Struggling to hold her family together, Debbie turns to her older brother for support, but he suggests the unthinkable. With no one else to turn to, her once-strong faith begins to crumble.
For the first time in her life, Debbie needs someone to lean on, but who is left to be strong for her?
In My Opinion
I’ve got mixed feelings about this book and part of that might be because it hits on an area that I feel is a character flaw in myself—being self-sufficient and not asking for help when we need it.
All of the characters in Pieces of Granite display this characteristic to varying degrees, and as they struggle through their circumstances, they lean only on themselves to get them through it. Not on family and not on God. Yep, been there, done that.
Brenda S. Anderson’s characters are flawed and human which makes them extremely relatable as they wrestle with their issues.
It did take me a while to connect with these characters and I would have liked a little more information about caring for a baby with Down Syndrome, but at its core, this story is about family and the fragility of them when not build on a solid foundation.
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