Beth Wiseman is well known for her Amish fiction. But, with her most recent novel, Wiseman has stepped beyond the Amish world and tackled issues that might exist across town, across the street, or across the hall.
Need You Now is set in rural Texas where the Henderson family has recently relocated from Houston in hopes of protecting their teenage children from certain aspects of big city life. Brad and Darlene’s marriage has always been solid, church has always been a priority, and their home has always been one of love. But beyond minor parenting issues, the family’s faith and foundation have never truly been tested…until now. Suddenly changes, discoveries, and emotional distance threaten to tear them apart.
In Need You Now, Wiseman deals with tough real-life issues. Granted, these issues are mostly resolved beautifully by the end of the book, something that doesn’t typically happen quite so quickly in real life. But, she still is not afraid to delve into the reality of major issues that real – and good – kids keep hidden under the surface. She also shows how easily a marriage can go from good and solid to compromised when we are not on our guard. Need You Now is not another romance novel. It’s real life.
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