This post has been lying in my draft since June 6 2016. It had earlier on taken me a long time after reading the book to review it. I didn’t plan to review initially as I don’t review every book I read, but then, mercy prevailed for this one.
I’m putting up this review to encourage you to read it. The book does bring good lessons out. Enough preamble and ramble. I’ll get to it.
Aaaand, Happy new month❤

Hiiii. I’ve been putting off this review for so long. I read the book itself almost reluctantly . I just plainly believed there would be nothing unique about it. I read it because I can’t really go on for a long time without being on a book.
Someone once said there are two kind of great books: the kind you can’t just put own and you stay awake reading till 4am in the morning, and the kind you read slowly savouring every moment. This was the former. I only had a ‘tea break’ in between.
The thing with Ted Decker, you see, is that he manages in some incomprehensible way to bring lessons right to your nose. Right to it. By the time you’re at the end of the book , you  find out the truth had been starring you in the face all along. This book was written not only by Ted Dekker but also by Erin Healy(on whom I could find nothing helpful through google search). I still prefer the other book authored by Ted Dekker which I’ve read. That link above is my review of it. In fact, that was my motivation for reading this one.
Book review is fast becoming one of my best things. It’s just with the somewhat busy life I lead, reading isn’t always easy when I’m not on holiday. The girl returns to school this week for instance. *long dramatic sigh*.
I’ll  have you know I read the soft copy. You can e-mail me (Get in Touch)  if you want it. I didn’t know what to expect based on the title. The  book had no introduction nor preface. It went straight to the prologue. It’s written in the first person P.O.V. The author’s style is semi-formal. The language is clear and the ideas are developed though not largely.
It was published in Tennessee by Thomas Nelson inc. This  book dwells largely on the past, in light of pain and perspective. It centers on the blight of old memories and the people held responsible for them. It embraces many themes dwells a little on the theme of love. It also focuses largely on the themes of family bond and politics .
The main characters are Shauna,Wayne, Miguel, Landon. I can’t say if the characters are credible, seeing as they led quite messed up lives. But then that sometimes happens, right?
My favourite chracter is an Asian woman Luang Khai; a simple house keeper whose life made Shauna understand God better. It’s true what my friend Sharon said: we are able to love God better when we’re loved by people who have been hit by that same kind of love. Khai having been hit by that love, was able to live a love life.
I liked the book fairly well until I got towards the end and then I liked it very much. I would’t really change anything about the book, it all came together for a good reason.
I’ll recommend this book to anyone wanting a new perspective on how to deal with the past and to understand forgiveness. Also to every other lover of thriller.

your history is no less important to your survival than your ability to breathe
pain was not God’s plan for this life. it’s a reality but it’s not part of the plan
i’m twenty-eight now and i have long since discovered that the wounds of rejection do not heal with time. they reopen at the slightest touch,as deep as the first time they were inflicted.


he has kept me tethered to my sanity in ways that should earn him sainthood

now and then i consider the irony of this: how it came to be that my mother’s God, who once seemed so real and comforting to me, managed to die when she did

Do you care about truth or only about the past?
Have a lovely weekend,


  1. Tamie February 4, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    I used to love Ted dekker.
    Read almost all his books.
    My fave remains the Heaven trilogy and Blessed Child.
    My love changed as his writing style changed. The love isn’t completely gone as I still have max respect for his earlier book.
    I think I started issues but never finished it. Will love to give it a second shot.
    Can you kindly email me the soft copy?

    1. Tamie February 4, 2017 at 4:21 PM

      Started Kiss*

    2. debby000 - Site Author February 9, 2017 at 12:25 PM

      I haven’t read both your favorites of his work. I’ll look out for them.
      Thing is, I read one of his books which I don’t fancy much: the bride collector. It didn’t seem like his work and was disappointing particularly with the great love I had for “blink of an eye”. Now I’ll go and research the date each of the three books he authored were written. So I understand what you mean about his writing style having changed. Probably due to a personality change.
      Check your email soon. I’ll send it.

      1. Tamie February 9, 2017 at 1:25 PM

        Thanks dear


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