Keira Johnston, a 50-year-old mother of two grown sons, believes she lives a good Christian life without secrets--until she discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant.
Meanwhile, Keira's beloved 17-year-old niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. Her boyfriend, Jose, is bound for college and Kirsten does not know what to do. As the family comes together for a reunion, Keira and Kirsten struggle with their fractured pasts and jumbled present. Will truth and honesty be the catalysts that allow the entire family to find peace?
Inspired by events in Lauraine Snelling's own life, REUNION is the author's finest novel to date.
Snelling's previous novels (One Perfect Day) have been popular with readers, and this one, loosely based on her own life, will be no exception. Keira Johnston dreams of visiting Norway, but she must find her birth certificate to apply for a passport. She never guesses that the mysteriously hidden document would reveal a long-buried secret that threatens all she holds dear. Keira's best friend and sister-in-law, Leah Sorenson, is facing her own drama when her teenage daughter, Kirsten, announces she's pregnant. Together the friends must navigate a looming family reunion, the first since the death of Keira's mother, as well as the emotional minefields of an unplanned pregnancy and family secrets. Snelling does a competent job of exploring themes of forgiveness, growth, and redemption as one family moves closer together and nearer to the God who directs their lives.
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I was very pleased to find this new author. The book was very well written. Finding an author in today's society who doesn't use foul language and who gives God the credit for helping with all of life's difficulties is rare. You are to be commended.
Excellent book! Another winner for this Author!