Monday, February 15, 2010

The Prodigal Father

Beth Lund has been on her own since her husband Scott walked out 3 years ago after her miscarriage. The day he walked out was the day she was going to tell him that she was expecting another baby. Scott's father gave her a job and his mother helped with Risa who has Down syndrome. Then one day while at work Scott shows up and asks for her a second chance. Beth, feeling like her daughter should have a father, decides to do just that. He's very good with Risa and she loves having a daddy. Does Scott only want her back because of Risa or does he truly love her? Scott owns a resort and would like to have Beth and Risa come to live with him. Will Beth give up all she has work for to go with Scott or will fear of him leaving keep her where she is?

This was good story of how forgiveness can work if you truly leave the past behind. The main characters had to work through several difficult issues. There were times in the story that Beth or Scott seemed to dwell on their insecurities and it made me want to say "come-on guys get past it." But I know that that is sometimes human nature and we do do that. The story helped me learn something of Down Syndrome which I didn't have a lot of knowledge about. One aspect of the story I was a little disappointed in, was that the author didn't spell out the fact that a physical relationship between a man and a woman should be reserved for marriage. When Scott was talking to a teen he only mentioned that a physical relationship should only happen when two people are serious about each other. The author did say however, that there could be consequences that they would have to live with. Overall it was a good story. One that kept me wanting to find out how it would actually come out in the end. I am looking forward to reading other works by this author.

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