Perfect Timing

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Perfect Timing by Michele Ashman Bell. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

"Serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proves to be one of the best decisions of Kenidee Ashford's young life. But losing her mom to cancer while she is on her mission devastates her.
Kenidee clearly remembered the morning that she'd make the decision to end her mission and go home...Sobbing, she'd fallen to her knees and unloaded her burden...And the moment she turned her burden over to the Lord, the healing began."

Her prayers answered, Kenidee faithfully completes her mission, but new challenges await her when she returns home- a new young stepmother with three unruly children, roadblocks in her career plans, and love where she least expects to find it."

I don't know what it is about Michele Ashman Bell's books, but I love every one. This one was no exception. They are always captivating, they draw you in from the first page. The characters are real and very alive, but they still have weaknesses, which makes them just that much more endearing. This is a story about accepting what is and finding the silver lining in any cloud. It is also a romance, but that isn't the focus of the book. As Kenidee figures out that what is best for her may not necessarily be what she planned, love has a way of stepping in from a direction she doesn't expect it to come from.

I truly enjoyed this book. I read it in just a few hours. I can't wait to read the author's next one.