Monday, June 18, 2007

Antonia's Choice

I started last weekend with great intentions. I would get thousands of words written on my wip (work in progress).

But I had a few extra minutes on Friday, and I decided to read a couple of pages of Antonia’s Choice by Nancy Rue.

So much for good intentions. I think I wrote about two paragraphs all weekend. On the other hand, I was thoroughly entertained by Nancy’s story:

Toni Wells is a successful churchgoing career woman with full custody of her son. But her commitments escalate as she deals with defiant behavior from five-year-old Ben and takes a niece into her home. Toni cuts her hours temporarily to part-time, terrified of "losing herself completely" to her family. Then she discovers that Ben has been photographed and molested by a child pornographer. Toni must finally make a choice that's not really a choice: "Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it" (Mark 8:35, NIV).

By the time I was finished, I was so “there” with Antonia, that my jaw ached.

This isn’t a light, fluffy book to pass a few hours with. Antonia’s Choice sucks you into the stress-filled world of Toni Wells where you join her on a journey that is both deep and profound.

Do yourself a favor. Read this book!


Jan Parrish said...

Wow. Sounds terrific. Good summetime reading.

Kay said...

I've read it! Great book!