Saturday, October 20, 2007

Wounded Healer by Donna Fleisher

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I'm a little behind on this series...the final book is here, and I'm just getting started! But I'm a little odd that way. Once I know exactly how many books are going to be in a series, I tend to hold off until I have them all.

I'm not one who likes to be kept hanging!

But after reading "Wounded Healer", now I'm wishing I hadn't waited. Because reading one after another of this series may not be the wisest move I've ever made.

These books are powerful. Intense.

You almost need several days to soak them up before moving on to the next one.

That's how good they are.

"Wounded Healer" tells us the story of two women who served side by side in Desert Storm: Erin Grayson and Chris McIntyre. Two completely different women brought together and a friendship forged in the fire of war.

But something happened, and they went their separate ways without even saying goodbye. The question is, what happened? What is it that put those high, solid walls around Chris' heart, keeping even Erin, her dearest friend, from getting too close?

Flash forward five years, and a new tragedy in Chris' life brings Erin on the run to her side...right where Chris DOESN'T want her. But there she'll stay until she can introduce her friend to the best Friend she's ever known...Jesus.

Filled with flashbacks and scenes from the war, this one can feel like a rocky start. But please, hang in there. You need the first half of the story to fully appreciate the latter half...and I read that portion with tissues handy!

The power of friendship forged, not by war, but by God Himself. The power of the Gospel when it is lived out in the face of opposition and fury even. The power of God's redemption in the life of one so incredibly lost and destroyed.

These are the themes in "Wounded Healer" you won't want to miss. I'm stunned with the power of this has reminded me once again that Jesus died for ALL mankind, and we need to make that message loud and clear...and never give up.

I give "Wounded Healer" four out of five bookmarks (only because the early chapters left me a little lost at first), with a bonus braided tassel adorned with the Bronze Star, a medic bag, and a heart...and I say "Hoo-uhh"! to Donna for writing such a magnificent book.

Happy Reading!



Brittanie said...

Deena I ordered this book earlier after reading your review. Just thought might like to know. Your other review of Around ... made me laugh... Have a great rest of the weekend. :)

Nise' said...

You are so like me... I like to wait until the series is complete before I start to read them...

Anonymous said...

And hoo-uhh right backatcha, lady, for this awesome review. Thanks so much!! Hope you enjoy the rest of Chris's story (taking breaks as necessary). ; )

Ausjenny said...

I love your review. I wish i could review that well. I am abit like you i often will get a series so i dont get left waiting. I have just finished the second book and cant wait to start the third one.