by Bonnie Leon
Twenty-two-year-old Claire Murray has suffered from a mysterious disease for years. Her social circle has shrunk to a small support group for people with chronic illness and disability. But what if life could be about more than doctors, pain, and medications?
Claire and three others—old-grouch Tom, hippy-holdout Willow, and moody Taylor—hatch plans for a cross-country trip to swim with the dolphins in Florida.Only a day into the trip, they unexpectedly need help. And who happens to be hitchhiking along the highway but a young, good-looking loner named Sean Sullivan? However, the last thing he wants is to be harnessed to a bunch of ailing travelers.
Though the journey proves difficult, following God’s plan might be even harder. Will they find the courage to follow their dreams and dare to live again?
This was one of those books that you as a reader learn life lessons & God lessons right along with the characters. Trusting God in everything is one of the lessons learned. It’s not easy having a chronic illness especially ones that are not visible. I smiled with the characters, felt sad, and was frustrated. Although Claire, was the “main character” this book did well to feature the other characters too. I didn’t know a lot about chronic illnesses before reading this book. I have better understanding the challenges that come up.
I recommend this book to others.
I received this book from Ashberry Lane Publishing to read and review. 🙂