About the Book
From the bestselling author of Becoming Us comes a novel that asks: What does it mean to be truly known? In a marriage, in a friendship, or by a loving God?
After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, adjusting to life with a new baby, and helping her husband, Joel, work toward his dream job. At the time, she thought she’d processed her mother’s death, but only now that Jennalyn has two small children, a lovely new home, and a husband who is always working does she feel the full impact of what she has lost.
Even among her sweet circle of friends, the Haven Makers, grief silently overwhelms Jennalyn, until an unexpected encounter allows her to express herself in ways she hasn’t fully been able to with her husband. Even though Christy, Sierra, Emily, and Tess provide a soft place to land in times of tension, Jennalyn remains guarded, especially when Tess reveals she is tangled emotionally in a relationship that was thorny from the start.
Will the two women open up and remain honest with the others in their Haven Makers group? Or will their hesitation to truly be known, faults and all, keep them from holding on to the friendships that have been the sweetest gift during this season of life?
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Sonnetta Jones says
I was waiting.
I love that line.
Paula Shreckhise says
My first lines are from The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch:
Seaton Estate Berkshire, England January 4, 1813
“You’ll do as you’re told if you know what’s good for you. I won’t be humiliated again.”
Just finished this phenomenal book!
Suzie Waltner says
I loved that book. Can’t wait for the next one!
Anneliese Dalaba says
Happy Friday! My current read is Meant for Her by Joy Avery Melville. I will share the first line from Chapter 3, which is where I’m at right now. “The scent of grassy hay, sweet feed, warm horse flesh, and leather tack calmed Candi when she stepped through the main door of the stable.” I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Nicole Santana says
On my blog I’m sharing from Until the Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette. I’m currently on chapter 20, so I’ll share from there.
“My family and Hakim’s family, along with Baz and his wife and daughters, were gathered around the long table in the courtyard, oil lamps flickering joyfully along its length.”
Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. ❤
Beauty in the Binding says
Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from Secrets of the Pastor’s Wife by Christina Ryan Claypool: “When Cassandra Martin first moved to Maple Grove, the silence in the middle of the night seemed eerie.”
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “More Than Friends” by Autumn Macarthur:
“Catriona Maclean returned the phone to its niche, slumped onto the worn oak bench in the entrance hall of the manse, and groaned out loud. She needed a man.”
Kelly-Ann Deffenbaugh says
My first line is from Janalyn Voigt’s DawnSinger- tales of Faeraven
“A crosswind caught Kai’s wingabeast as lightning flared too near.”
Have an awesome weekend!
Suzie Waltner says
I’m not a huge fantasy fan but I read that entire series 🙂