Starting a family was supposed to be easy.
Twin sisters June and July have never encountered an obstacle they couldn’t overcome. Married just after graduating college, the girls and their husbands remained a close-knit group. Now settled and successful, the next logical step is children.
But as the couples struggle to conceive, each must reconcile the goodness of God with their present suffering. Will their faith be strong enough to triumph in the midst of trial?
Faith Departed is the first book in a Christian Women’s Fiction series that walks along side two couples as they navigate the sometimes-painful, sometimes-hopeful waters of infertility. Buy your copy today to begin a journey with characters so real, you’ll want them for your friends.
My point of view:
I must start off by saying this book was a wonderful “departure” from the romance stories I am so very fond of reading ! Don’t get me wrong, romance is still my favorite genre, not likely to change anytime soon – or ever – but every now and then a good, heart warming friendship story can be a wonderful break! “Faith Departed” is just what I needed at the time I received it – a nice gift, one that was a surprise and greatly appreciated!
I am an only child, always wishing I had sibling, but I have had to make do with my amazing cousins instead, several of whom feel like sisters to me having grown up together. But a twin? I imagine that could be even more exciting, and well, frustrating at times? Elizabeth gives us a great inside look into friendships, sister-ship (is that word?), and relations between spouses when we struggle with circumstances beyond our control.
I cannot pretend to know what it must feel like to struggle with becoming pregnant, and I would never want to offend or upset anyone with the ‘platitudes’ often spouted for women in this position. I have had a few friends go through this, unfortunately, all three with different results and outcomes. I prayed for all them in their times of need and was a shoulder to lean on, but, again, could not imagine the suffering they went through.
What I gained form this beautifully written book is that sometimes all we can do is be there for a friend…I gained some real perspective in having faith and how to look at situations at times…honestly! Sometimes when we are going through struggles, we want to say what’s wrong with me…why did God make me “broken”…..what did I do or not do to deserve this situation, right? I loved how the sisters and their husband’s challenged one another with simple questions to regain their faith……..I won’t spoil it for you readers, though, get your copy here and see for yourself!!
I am excited about checking out the next two in the series!
She began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of computers, math, and organization steered her into computer science at Wheaton College, she always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. This continued through a Master’s program in Software Engineering, several years in the computer industry, teaching programming at the college level, and a Ph.D. in Computer Technology in Education. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity.
She lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys.
Elizabeth also has a brand new book out – Pathway to Peace – book 5 of the Grant us Grace series!
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