About the book:
Indigo Burns is excited. Her wedding preparations to the man of her dreams are under way, her photography career is a success, and her family seems to be doing better than ever--all except her brother Reuben, who nobody has seen in years. But that's about to change.
When Reuben decides to move back home to Jubilant, Texas, he hopes to find healing with his sisters. But Indigo isn't so sure their relationship can be mended. And when younger sister Yasmin makes a life-altering choice, it seems like only a miracle can put the Burns family back together.
Will they ever be able love unconditionally and release each other to live their dreams?
The third installment of the Jubilant Soul series and, like the second one, it stands alone well. Indigo's story is continued, but through her relationship with her brother Reuben, the prodigal son returned.
It was a bit of a slow starter for me, but I ultimately enjoyed the story. Indigo starts out rather petulant and whiny and I wanted to kick her. But, as she's planning her wedding, her mother showers all her love and attention on Reuben and his family instead of focusing on anyone else, and Indigo is understandably a bit jealous. Reuben's perspective was a welcome addition as he finally faces his past issues and is able to move forward.
The Burns family has their faith tested but, as always, they come out ahead and stronger for it. Even amidst trials and the urge to pull away from each other, their family remains strong. Pastor Taylor has guidance and advice for Reuben that was thought-provoking for me. I appreciate when a novel causes me to stop and ponder. While the story wraps up neatly and somewhat predictably, it's not completely light reading and is easily recommended.
I would like to see a fourth novel that continues Yasmin's story and modeling experiences.
Available February 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Stacy Hawkins Adams here. You can purchase your own copy here.
* * *
I am having vision issues which are terrifying to someone whose work and interests lie in reading and writing. Because of this, I am falling behind in some of my reviewing commitments and ask for your support and patience.