TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – CALLIE
BOOK REVIEW – CALLIE by SHARON SROCK
When mistakes from the past cripple your future—and the present—it’s time to rebuild your purpose.
Callie Stillman has a big heart. And she’d gladly lend a helping hand to anyone in need. But when that helping hand backfires, and a baby ends up dead, Callie blames herself. And shuts herself off from ever being in that position again. She has convinced herself like is complete with her husband, their daughter, and grandchildren.
But when a child obviously in need begins attending Callie’s Sunday School class, is it God’s way of telling her it’s time to reach out again? And can Callie open her heart to the risk?
Or will she let the child continue in her compromised family situation? Will she turn her concerns over to agencies who can help, knowing it would wreak more heartache for the little girl she has become so attached to in spite of herself? And more importantly, will her husband support her if she reaches out or will she wreak havoc on her blissful marriage?
Ms. Srock has created characters that are so real I felt I had made new friends. Characters who are living real life crises. The pull to do what is right pitted against the instinct of self-preservation is a tightrope, and Ms. Srock has balanced her characters precariously on the high wire. She unfolds the conflict deftly and skillfully, adding layers to already complex layers, and brings the story to its fitting end with page turning twists.
Author Sharon Srock went from science fiction to Christian fiction at slightly less than warp speed. Twenty five years ago, she cut her writer’s teeth on Star Trek fiction. Today, she writes inspirational stories that focus on ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. Sharon lives in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma with her husband and three very large dogs. When she isn’t working or writing, she loves to read, cook, and travel. She’s still working on a way to do all three at the same time.
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