Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Watch Over Me ~ by Christa Parrish

When I was first offered the opportunity to read and review Watch Over Me by Christa Parrish, I thought it looked really good. Then, as I began reading it, I didn’t like it very much. Actually, I didn’t like one of the main characters very much. But the story was very intriguing so I continued on – and boy, am I glad I did! There was loss, grief, anger, love, forgiveness, pain, joy, new beginnings, struggle, achievement, and a beautiful example of family that is chosen rather than obtained through traditional means.

So many times in reading this book, my heart ached for different characters and the particular trials they were each facing. So many times, I found myself truly caring about what happened to the characters collectively and individually. This book was deep, the characters were real, the plot was dramatic and the pace was fast. I had difficulty putting it down. One sentence spoke volumes about the brilliance of this novel, “… because who outside of God himself would have known a brilliant, deaf kid, a vegan hippie, and a toeless soldier would find themselves as some sort of family.” Amen.

This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers.


Watch Over Me
By Christa Parrish

Her Rescue Might Be the Miracle They Needed

Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl – hours old, abandoned in a field. When the mother can't be located, Ben and his wife, Abbi, seem like the perfect couple to serve as foster parents. But the baby's arrival opens old wounds for Abbi and shines a harsh light on how much Ben has changed since a devastating tour in Iraq. As their marriage teeters on the brink, they now must choose to either reclaim what they once had or lose each other forever.


  1. Isn't it great when you dive into a good book. I have had the same experience you have had with many books - reading the beginning and not wanting to continue - but with the exception of one, I am glad I finished them. Actually its funny, my 20 year old brother just got his first book published maybe three weeks ago and I didn't really want to read it, but I am glad I did.