In my last "Friday Fun" post, I talked about the new book I was reading, Love's Tangled Web by Keren Franklin. I can't wait to share it with you today!
Here is the book's teaser: "A picture-perfect marriage. A little harmless flirting. Two sisters, with
lifelong resentments. The ultimate betrayal. Bridgette’s life, on the
sun-drenched west coast of Australia, appears perfect – married to a successful
lawyer, Joel, with two beautiful daughters and a leadership position in church.
She even has herself fooled into thinking she’s got it all together. But there’s
a perfect storm brewing, a wave of events that will sweep away Bridgette’s
superficial world forever. Joel is harboring frustrations which his
self-centered wife won’t acknowledge, and Bridgette’s sister is nursing an old
grudge against her. When dangerous passions erupt between the two, Bridgette is
blind-sided and humiliated. As destruction falls on everyone she loves,
Bridgette must finally get real with herself… and with God. In the aftermath, an
attractive younger man offers her his heart, but can Bridgette build a new life
and a stronger love amid the rubble? Or is it possible to forgive the
unforgivable? Keren Franklin spins a gripping, cautionary tale about the tangled
web we weave when first we practice to deceive… ourselves."
This book sounded so intriguing to me, because I love to learn from other people how difficult situations and life, in general, affect and change them. I especially love to see how they grow and become stronger or smarter because of challenges and trials.
I started this book out hoping it would take me to another place, one where I could learn and grow with the characters, and it did not disappoint me! Once I started reading, the author kept me so captivated, I could hardly put it down. Since it wasn't a super long book, I had it read in a few short days. I was actually sad when it was coming to an end, because I didn't want to leave these characters!
Keren Franklin did a great job at developing the characters, helping me feel what the characters were experiencing, while also letting me imagine myself in their situation, wondering how I would respond.
I learned some valuable lessons from Love's Tangled Web, even though it was a "for pleasure" book. I was reminded again how much work marriage takes and what can happen when both partners put their marriage on the back burner. I was also reminded about what a difference a strong, real faith in our Savior can make, especially when you know His perfect love and follow his example of love and forgiveness in your own life.
I highly recommend this book to everyone! It was entertaining, impactful and a great little escape for me at the end of a long day. Get your copy from Amazon or other online retailers today!
*Cara was provided this book to read. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are 100% her own.*