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Song of the Brokenhearted

Title: Song of the Brokenhearted
Author: Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma
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Description: Ava and her family have the picture perfect life, or do they? When difficult times hit, they seem to keep coming. In this Christian fictional story, Ava learns a few lessons in dealing with the past, the present, and to have hope for the future. Although she fled from a difficult childhood, she is forced to deal with her feelings from her past in a very real way. As if that wasn’t enough, Ava’s strong, supportive husband’s behavior seems to be off. Ava is faced with confronting him. She must also be the supportive mother to two children who are making real life choices and must live with consequences. There are many things that seem to be going wrong. Ava finds peace among her brokenness.


This was a quick read and I enjoyed it. The story is not overly complicated with story-lines, but there was enough to keep me hooked. At first glimpse, the main character’s life appears to be perfect. We quickly learn that something has snagged her life and it seems to be unraveling. There is so much in this story that everyone can relate to something, from her very humble, poor upbringing to the overly critical church lady. We see how God can use any and everything for good, to those who believe and are called. Clearly, Ava believes and is called because through her faith and trust she is able to triumph over the wave of trouble that hits her family. In this story, we see a true transformation of a family and in Ava, who thought that she had reached her final transformation years ago. We also see how family and lifestyle can compete with God as ruler of our lives.

I would recommend this book. I think the technical elements were right on, making it a breeze to read. The story is not overly church-y, but it is a story about a Christian family. Overall, a good read.


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