I have read several books by Karen Kingsbury. Most of them have been pretty good. After reading several, however, I felt that they were beginning to sound a lot alike, so I stopped reading them for a while. When I saw this one, I thought it might be a little different, so I checked it out from the library.
When I read the first few chapters, I wanted to put the book down. Kingsbury painted such a "perfect" picture of Brad, his fiancee, and her family that I found myself rolling my eyes in disbelief. But I made myself go on. Then the book got better. I began to get into the story and see what my life might have been like if I had made similar choices. I grieved with the characters as they struggled with their past and with trusting God.
I think this book would be helpful for some who find themselves in an unwanted pregnancy, or for those who are struggling with trusting God for their future. It's a little too "sweet", but I know a lot of readers like this kind of book. If you do, you will enjoy Shades of Blue.