~From the back of the book~
Seraphina Darling has always struggled to stand out. With her weight issues at the forefront of her mind, Sephy prefers to place herself comfortably in the background. But when Sephy’s best friend and older brother announce their engagement, she vows to make a permanent change in her appearance and her life.
Meanwhile her younger sister, Amy, lands her dream job: coordinating the restoration of the community theater’s arts programs. As the deadline for the project’s completion approaches, Amy continues to run herself ragged, struggling to delegate and trust anyone but herself.
As the Darling sisters move through tragedy and triumph, between shadows and the limelight, each must find a path into the freedom of who God intended her to be.
I usually don't like to come in on a series, but this book pleasantly surprised me. The author catches the reader up for the most part so you don't feel as if you are lost. After getting some background during the first few chapters I started getting hooked! The characters are so lovable and realistic! The whole book is very down to earth from the characters to the settings.
Sephy was probably my favorite as she seemed to be the caretaker. She is always putting others before herself and she is admirable. Her battle with weight loss was very inspiring.
Amy is a workaholic who always forgets to take care of herself. She lets her determination and impatience come before anything, but is still very likable and understandable.
Both of these main characters as well as others you will meet in this story are all relatable, lovable, and admirable in their own way. I plan on reading the first book and am looking forward to the one after this!
The Darling family are a very typical family and it's nice to occasionally read a book that is not hyped up by suspense or fantasy (even though I love those kinds as well), but more down to earth situations that the majority of us go through.
There are a lot of wonderful lessons that come through these pages about loving and caring, not only for yourself but for others as well. I highly recommend it!
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.