Friday, February 8, 2013

One Sunday by: Carrie Gerlach Cecil

Title: One Sunday
Author: Carrie Gerlach Cecil
Publisher: Howard Books
Pages:225
Format: Paperback
Source: Howard Books

Description:


In this humorous and heartfelt novel, a beleaguered young woman must shed her career, identity, and power persona to learn how to love and forgive herself, others, and God.At age thirty-seven, Alice Ferguson has everything an ambitious, intellectual, self-made woman could want. She has captured a career as an editor of a tabloid magazine, launched her own website full of Hollywood gossip, and even clawed her way into a second-hand pair of Prada shoes. She has also finally landed a husband—no small feat, as it required getting pregnant with his baby.

But when Alice becomes pregnant and experiences health problems, her world is turned upside down. To save her life and the life of her unborn child, she must leave Los Angeles and the stress of her bicoastal career, exchanging the late-night parties of sunny California for the suburbs of Nashville. With a weak smile and an even weaker heart, she soon finds herself living with a husband she barely knows, ensconced in a gated community brimming with perky, plastic, pony-tailed housewives. And then, at the gentle urging of a new friend, she agrees to attend church one Sunday afternoon.

What begins as an experiment beyond her comfort zone sparks something much bigger, as Alice begins to look deep within herself only to find insecurity, fear, and loneliness. One Sunday charts an endearing character’s journey from moral ambiguity through madness, tears, laughter, and heartbreak to a connection with the only One who can help heal her.

My Thoughts:

I received this book free from Howard Books for a honest and fair review.  The opinions below are mine and mine alone.

Alice finds herself waking up pregnant and living with her new husband in Nashville as a health scare brought him to the father of her baby.  After a one night stand thinking she wouldn't see him again and least of all finding herself pregnant she tells him that she doesn't need any financial assistance but when her health and that of her baby she finds herself having to give in and live with him.  

In Nashville she is friends with a neighbor and their family and he is a preacher who with the help of his family request that Alice attend service for it might help her.  Alice makes no promises but does agree to attend the one service, not that there is much else for her to do in Nashville when her life is in California.

Through Alice's friends Tim and his wife she learns that sometimes God isn't about doing so much wrong that can't be forgiven that he sacrificed for everyone with his son.  It was a great emotional ride to go on!!

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