Friday, November 6, 2009
Book Review: Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury
Shades of Blue
Shades of Blue is a stand-alone title from Karen Kingsbury. It is a story of forgiveness and healing.
The story starts with Brad Cutler. He is an advertising executive in New York. He is engaged to Laura and they are to be married in four weeks. He is working on an account about baby blankets. He can't concentrate and come up with a slogan for it. Something is bothering him. He finally realizes that an event in his past with his former girlfriend is standing in the way.
He is miserable. He must resolve the issue before he can get married. He tells his fiance and then goes to North Carolina to find his old girlfriend, Emma.
Emma is having her own problems. She can't put the past behind her and move forward.
Brad and Emma work through the past and eventually find forgiveness and healing.
This story works through some tough issues. It works through the emotional pain that abortion causes to the people who have had one. It shows that the only way to true forgiveness is through God.
This was a very emotional story. The last third of the book, I had tears running down my face constantly. It is a good reminder that unresoved conflict can eat away at us for years until we take care of it.
I think that this is one of Karen Kingsbury's best books. I rate it 5 out of 5 stars.