When Laney Camden gets into a car accident, she changes more than just her own life. Her actions affect her parents, her husband, her kids, and even the lives of her dearest friends. She struggles with the impact on her own life while learning to love God again. It’s a heart wrenching tale that inspired me to think about my own faith and question how I would handle myself if I went through something like that.
In this book, the author tells a tale of love, commitment, and endurance from the primary view point of Laney’s mother, Molly Tipton. Molly learns to lean on her husband, trust her daughter’s independence, and examines her true feelings for the God that orchestrates her life.
I found Breathing On Her Own to capture my attention from page one. I learned to like most of the characters (Beverly was inspiring!) and the plot held my interest. The story was heavy on narrative and I would have liked a little more dialogue to be able to “see” the action taking place, but that’s just me.
I give Breathing on Her Own 4 stars. It’s a clean, thought provoking book that gives readers something to think about in regard to their own faith. As I read it, I was reminded of Janet Oke's Loves Comes Softly series. Although her story takes place in the present, Rebecca Waters takes her readers to a quiet place where they learn about faith through the lives of her characters while giving them a chance to question their own.