Crisis pregnancy worker Marissa Moreau’s faith is tested when she discovers that her husband has been unfaithful and is expecting a child. But when she finds out the mother is a client she’s taken a special interest in and promised to help, it might be more than Marissa can bear.
Shadows of Hope was not an easy book for me to get through. I was aware of the subject material before going in and I admit my curiosity was peaked and I wondered how this new to me author would tell this tale. This is a story that we get told by three different people: Marissa, her husband Colin, and Kaitlyn his girlfriend. The synopsis of this story pretty much tells you what to expect. What I was not prepared for was the strong feelings and emotions that went with reading this story.
I will admit that parts of the story I had to skim, just so I would not be crying or getting angry over it. The author did a tremendous job of pulling the reader in and showing all sides of the situation. There was really no good outcome. I felt for Marissa as a wife and as a woman who was unable to have a child, especially when she found out that her husband’s affair produced a child with another woman. I felt for Kaitlyn and her trusting yet naïve nature that finds her in the predicament of being pregnant with her boyfriend’s child only to find out he is married. And then we get Colin’s viewpoint. He, in my opinion was confused and desperately wanted to fix things if albeit selfishly. What a tangled mess.
I was not necessarily happy with the ending. I understand where the author was taking the story, however I still would have liked more closure. I am curious if there will be a follow-up. If you are looking for a true to life story that deals with infidelity and infertility from a Christian perspective, this is a well told story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.