Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma is an entertaining read, but a bit predictable and uninspiring. As the reader, it didn’t bring out the emotion in me that I had hoped for. I felt a bit unmoved and unchallenged.
The storyline addresses the question of how do we trust God when unpredictable things happen in our seemingly perfect life. Ava and her family encounter money troubles, a called off wedding, and a disappointing choice by a high school age son. The problem with the book is that I feel the ups and downs that Ava and her family encounter are kind of watered down. The reaction of the parents when their son fails a drug test did not seem authentic to me.
My family has personally faced some dramatic challenges. As a woman of faith, I have had moments of questioning God, asking for strength during times of brokenness; desperately looking for God to lean on Him during the turmoil. This novel did not tap into those feelings and God’s promise of “I will not leave you or forsake you”.
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