Thursday, May 10, 2012
A Time to Mend by Sally John and Gary Smalley hit a deep chord with me. In my more than thirty years of marriage, I have experienced the feelings of anger, been the object of mistrust, and the feeling of being smothered by my own life like Claire Beaumont. Sally and Gary were honest in portraying the gamut of emotions and the desire everyone has for feeling safe. Claire and Max have to find their safe harbor in each other and the journey to get there is long and somewhat excruciating. It's a very relatable book that brings a real look into the messiness of life and marriage. There is still a happy ending, but it wasn't effortless, and the book left you with the feeling that Claire and Max will have ups and downs, but they have become a team and will work together. Thumbs Up.