Description of Breathing On Her Own
Molly Tipton looks forward to a peaceful retirement, but her life suddenly spirals out of control when her oldest daughter is involved in a terrible accident. An icy road and a sharp turn leave one woman dead, another clinging to life.
While two families grieve, details emerge that reveal Molly’s daughter was driving under the influence. As she prepares her daughter for the prospect of a vehicular homicide lawsuit, Molly discovers her oldest child is not the only one injured and forced to deal with past mistakes. If it’s true that time heals all wounds, what are we to do with our scars?
My review of Breathing On Her Own
I loved this book! That being said I’m sure you will want to know why I liked it.
The characters! Molly and her family are loveable and believeable. They are just like friends at church. I like that the mother at the center of the story, Molly, is an older mature woman. Her daughters are gown and out of the house. I liked seeing how she interacted with her daughters and grandchildren and witnessing her struggles as a Christian. All very believable.
There were several different elements going on at the same time. You have the accident and how that effects all of the family. They had to work together and support each other while Laney was in the hospital and later when she was in rehab. It is difficult enough to make time in our busy schedules to include hospital visits, let alone have to take care of two of your grandchildren and accomodate their schedules into the mix.
Next we have Molly, the mother whose oldest daughter is in the hospital. She wants to be there for her daughter and take care of her, but she is also embarrassed by the fact that her daughter had been drinking before the accident. She doesn’t want the people at church to know about the drinking. Don’t we all want other to think we have perfect children?
Lastly we have Molly, the child of God. She is struggeling with what she believes about God. The Holy Spirit uses sermons and her husband to show Molly how important it is to have a relationship with Him. I loved the analogy of the dolphins. God can use anything to bring a lost lamb back into the fold.
A truly inspirational story. I loved it. I hope you will too. As always, if you buy the book let me know what you thought about it.
About the author
A Southern girl living in Ohio…
A believer who loves warm weather, books, and time to write.
Rebecca Waters draws on her role as a wife, mother, and grandmother as well as her vast experience as an educator and researcher for her writing. Rebecca sees writing as both a gift and a ministry. Although she has published in professional journals in the field of education, she has also published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Lookout Magazine, and Home Health Aide Digest. Rebecca maintains a blog for others wanting to pursue writing. It is called A Novel Creation. Breathing on Her Own is her debut novel. Her Writing to Publish Series releases in January 2017. The series includes Designing a Business Plan for Your Writing, Marketing You and Your Writing 101, and Writing with E’s.
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