Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry

 Every Waking Moment is a sweet and tender read. There are many characters, but the one who stands out among all others is Treha Langsam. As the story begins we see Miriam Howard, the director of the assisted living facility speaking with a family about this being home for their mother. The family isn't quite sure. They are unsettled about leaving their mother and the guilt is about to topple them over. In the beginning I thought Miriam was going to be the main character, but as the story evolves we learn more and more about Treha. 

Treha works at the facility. She has a special gift at reaching those who have been unreachable. She connects with them on a level that has others guessing. Treha is different and has qualities that make some question her ability to work in this environment, but because Treha is different  it makes her perfect. I fell in love with her character. So loving, tender and understanding. 

Treha's life unfolds and we this young woman give to others as she has never been given. She has a heart of love. I admire her strengths and her gentleness. Some are so quick to judge, but Treha is quicker to forgive. I found her to be so beautiful. 

We too meet Devin, a story collector. Film is in his future, but for now, we get a chance to watch him take off and grow. These characters all connect. Their lives intertwine and we see something spectacular happen. 

This novel was a little slow for me. I enjoyed it immensely, but there wasn't really a standout moment for me. You may pick up this wonderful story and find it to be the best novel you have read all year. With that being said, the characters were real and the story line sweet.  

This novel was a gift from Tyndale for sharing my review with you. 

Chris Fabry is an award-winning aruthor and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. His novels have won two Christy Award, but it's his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more. Chris and his wife, Andrea, have nine children and live in Arizona. Visit his website at www.chrisfabry.com


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