Monday, November 3, 2008

A Review of Sharlene MacLaren's novel: Through every Storm

Through every Storm
By Sharlene MacLaren
ISBN-13: 9780883687468, 2006
Fiction: Grief and Loss, Child loss, Family Relationships, Change, and Death
Publisher: Whitaker House; $9.99
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Review Date: November 3, 2008

The compassionate writing skill of Sharlene MacLaren permeates through out her story of a young family who experiences the unthinkable tragic loss of their toddler. Early on I believed I was walking along side an ordinary couple whose heart gripping grief and loss extended beyond their personal relationship to the personal lives of those who loved them and into a few lives unforeseen.

The twists and turns of everyday life combined with the unpredictable choices of others make this novel one I did not want to put down. Most importantly, MacLaren caringly shows the truth about grief and loss that it knows no boundaries, nor does the healing love of Christ when allowed to be embraced.

Through every Storm is an excellent and gentle source for the grieving adult heart.

Reviewed by Jewel Sample--Award-winning author of Flying Hugs and Kisses, also translated: Besos y abrazos al aire (Spanish edition). To learn more about Jewel Sample visit her at