Have You Ever Wanted to Recommend a Book to a Fictional Character?
You see Aggie has 9 children and one on the way. It’s been a crazy three years with inheriting her sister’s eight kids, remodeling a house, and marrying Luke. As book 4, Ante Up! begins, the family is just moving back into their repaired home that had been vandalized by teenagers. Instead of home sweet home, they find vandals have hit again. To top it off, Aggie is eight months pregnant and feeling overwhelmed with homeschooling and the holidays approaching. She is fresh out of amazing. In other books, she is always singing hymns. In this book, the singing has stopped. Aggie finds herself doubting and losing her faith. She is fresh out of amazing and holding on by a thread. Ante Up! is not only about Aggie’s faith struggle. It is about teenagers struggling with social issues, the need to communicate with others when you need help, and holding on when everything looks bleak. It is about a family who is determined to look to Jesus and make it work even when one of them is struggling. This book was not as light hearted as the last three but was a good read.
“Fresh out of amazing isn’t a one-way ticket to despair; it is an opportunity to see God be big. When we see God as big, we lose the desire to merely look at the horizontal.”
Once again I am linking up with Modern Ms Darcy her new and notable monthly book reviews.