firstname.lastname@example.org (Saturday, 05 January 2013)
What a beautiful story of heartache and loss, of love and healing...and of the slow, steady, sweet growth of spiritual wisdom.
is one of those books the reader doesn't want to end. I rooted for Jake and Carin--and young Corey, of course--from page one. My entire being yearned
for a happy ending for these three angst-ridden souls, but as the story unfolded and I felt the approach of that very thing, I wanted to scream,
"No, no! Not yet! I'm not ready to say good-bye!" I was so reluctant to part company with these characters that I kept reading all the way
through the 31-days of devotions at the end (and found them as lovely as the story itself).
Nothing is more beautiful than love when it
arrives right out of the blue--no plans, no reservations, no phone call to say, "I'm on my way." It just shows up, and has to be dealt with.
This is especially true when that first, delicate bloom has to push through multiple layers of pain, regret, angst and sorrow before it can finally
unfold its petals. Mary Manners paints this scenario with delicate, painstaking pen strokes (green ink, of course!) that dance across the page and
into the reader's heart with an unforgettable, life-altering touch.
Read WISDOM TREE. It's time well spent. Just know that when you close
that last page, you will not have reached the end. This one will be in your heart for a long time to come.