In My Opinion
Rarely have I read a book that I’ve waffled back and forth so much. From wanting Marissa and Colin to work things out to believing she has just cause to end it, the only thing I stood firm on was how much Colin’s actions had hurt these two women.
This book is not an easy one to read. There is not a pat, easy answer to unravel the tangle that Marissa and Colin’s marriage has become. And as a Bible-believing, Christian, that says a lot.
Throughout this story, I wanted Marissa to find her strength and gain her footing. I was impressed with Kaitlyn’s maturity, and I was disgusted by Colin’s behavior (even though the author tried to throw a little sympathy Colin’s way, it wasn’t near enough to make him a likable character in this story).
Readers are pretty much going to wait until the last fifty pages for what you’ve been waiting for the entire book to happen and then everything is tied up quickly but in a bit of a dissatisfying way. Mostly because I wanted to find out whether these three survive or thrive in the futures they’ve chosen (no spoilers here).
Georgiana Daniels definitely made a bold move in this story. Readers often revert to fiction to escape the hurts and disappointments of life, but Shadows of Hope is full of those exact things. The bright spot in this book is the friendship that Marissa and Kaitlyn forge but simply reading the book description is enough to hint that even that might not last.
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About the Book
A story of hope in the aftermath of inconceivable betrayal and broken dreams
What if. . .
. . .you struggled with infertility but unknowingly befriended your husband’s pregnant mistress?
What if. . .
. . .the woman you were seeing behind your wife’s back gets pregnant, threatening your job and marriage?
What if. . .
. . .your boyfriend never told you he was married and you discover you’re pregnant?
Crisis pregnancy worker Marissa Moreau suspects her husband is cheating, but little does she know how close to home her husband’s infidelity hits. College student Kaitlyn Farrows is floundering after a relationship with her professor leaves her pregnant. Soon she lands a job and a support system at the local pregnancy resource center and things seem to be turning around. But when Marissa and Kaitlyn become friends, neither one knows they share a connection—Colin, Marissa’s husband and Kaitlyn’s former professor. When their private lives collide, the two women must face the ultimate test of their faith and choose how to move forward as they live in the shadows of hope.