Counting Stars

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Reviewed by Dayna Davis, Staff Writer

Counting Stars by Michele Paige Holmes. Published by Covenant Communications Inc.

Paul Bryant is devestated by the loss of his pregnant wife in a car accident. Her last request is that he find a mother for their newborn twins. As Paul has terminal cancer, he knows this is not a request to take lightly. Jane is hoping for a date when, out of loneliness, she answers a personal ad. She then enters into a very strange relationship.

This is a very unique book. It is a romance - but it is truly not your "boy meet girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy and girl get married, boy and girl start a family" book. I won't spoil the magic by explaining exactly what it is. I was captivated by this story. It is a book that is almost 400 pages long - but I read it in a night. It will make you think about your own priorities and what choices you would make in certain situations. It will also require you to think about the relationships in your lives and are they what you want? I think this book was entirely worth the cost and I'm sure you'll think so too.