Thicker Than Blood By C J Darlington
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.
Thicker Than Blood is a prodigal story. Two sisters find each other again after 15 years. The older sister had disappeared after the funeral of their parents, leaving the other in the care of an aunt and wondering why she had left. The younger sister, in the care of her aunt had learned to trust God and had made a life for herself doing what she had always dreamed of doing – ranching. The other sister, while trying to pursue her dreams which included a strong interest in books, has experienced some rocky times and had a lot of set backs along the way. Reconciled after the death of their aunt, the sisters have to deal with the past as well as some very scary things in the present. It’s a story of redemption and God’s forgiveness. But most of all it’s a story of hope. No matter what your past, God loves you anyway. I read this book straight through. It was one of those books you can’t put down. It’s not a romance – there is no romance involved, but it is a love story. the story of the love of family, those who we bring into our lives that become family and the love of God for those who will just accept it. The story ended with hope for the future for both sisters. I can only hope that Ms. Darlington is planning a sequel and I will get the opportunity to find out what happened next!