BOOK REVIEW: Bitter Blessings by Christine Mehring
Bitter Blessings is gripping from the start. Not only was it well-written, the story was unpredictable. Megan, the protagonist, finds out that her mother was killed in a car accident on the way home from work. A heavy blow, especially after losing their father years before. You feel the grueling process that she, her two sisters, and grandmother must go through after the passing of a loved one. They receive a lot of support from Megan's best friend, Paul's family and their friendly next-door neighbors.
Megan, being the oldest and the sole car owner in the family, must find a job while trying to figure out why her mother's social security number has been flagged. Through this, Megan discovers that she and her family had been living a lie. Through the bitterest of trials, she makes drastic life changes and encounters a multitude of blessings.
Though I expected a little more action, the book was full of realistic characters you grow to love or hate and realistic situations. I even teared up at parts. The story is gripping with unexpected twists, demonstrating God's power to change our hearts and guide us in trial. A nice, short read at 183 pages, especially for the Christian community or anyone who enjoys a good tear-jerking drama. PG-13 for a more mature theme, though it's pleasantly clean. Overall I give the book 4.2 stars. Way to go, Christine Mehring!
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