Book Review: Gift from the Storm

51rpmqidhsl-_sx322_bo1204203200_“One cold, dark evening a young stranger appears outside the Morgan home with two small children. Injured and on the verge of complete exhaustion, she will only say that her name is “Amy.” Where did she come from? Who is she? And what has she been through? Dr. Justin Morgan and his family look for answers as they struggle to minister life and health to the needy ones in their midst.” (from Amazon)

Since I love Rebekah Morris‘s writing style and saw this gorgeous cover, I decided to buy this book. I was not disappointed in the least. After reading through the book in a day or so, I immediately spent the same amount of time reading it to one of my sisters. It is that good. : )

The Setting:
I loved the cozy, mountain cabin setting through each of the seasons it was portrayed in. It was so accurate and descriptive that it reminded me very much of a place I’ve been to and loved before.

The Characters:
Amy was favorite character. Her struggles were realistic and captivating. The love of the Morgan family, Adam’s quiet speeches, Sarah’s enthusiasm, and Justin’s doctor-liness were all a delight. And Danny was a crack up!

The Story:
I enjoyed the plot twists and the well-crafted mystery so much! It would be a bit on the slow side for readers looking for a ton of action, but I found it amazing. Add to the story a powerful Gospel presentation and wonderful Spiritual lessons!

The Concerns:
Parents may want to use caution in choosing this book for younger reader’s because Amy’s story is a sad/scary (but not immoral) one. There is some question if she is the children’s unmarried mother, but the thought is dispelled early in the story.

Altogether, I found this book to be an intriguing, godly mystery that is now added to my list of favorites!

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