After the Snow Falls

Christian - Fiction
302 Pages
Reviewed on 01/18/2012
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Author Biography

Writer by night and homeschool mother by day, Carey Jane Clark loves to inspire readers to greater courage, hope and conviction. After the Snow Falls is her first novel.

Carey and her husband are expats and entrepreneurs living in China. They have three children.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maureen Timerman for Readers' Favorite

Celia Bennet's day is so very full, being in charge of the event to raise money for her son's soccer team. Her 8 years old son Caleb is competing in the Shoot-Out. He is just about to make his shot, when he goes down, and a parent's worst nightmare is about to begin. She is riding in the ambulance and trying desperately to get in touch with her husband Jeff. When she arrives at the hospital Caleb is whisked away, and they wait for news. It is not good! They say it is a brain stem tumor, and are sending him to the Children's Hospital in Toronto. All the way to the hospital they want to believe the local hospital has made a mistake, it can't be true!

Out in the Western USA, California coast, Adele has met her ex-husband Alfie, and is riding in his tractor trailer. They are going down Rt 66, and stopping frequently so that Adele can take pictures to paint later. They spend the night in the desert with Alfie sleeping outside, and Adele in the cab of the truck. Alfie is awakened suddenly when Adele tells him she feels "something is wrong" and tries to get in touch with their daughter. That is the day their Grandson has collapsed.

You will find God working in all of their lives, with Celia being the lone holdout. I loved the innocence of Caleb, and the questions he asks his newly found Grandpa. Throughout the whole book you keep wondering if there will be a way to save this little boy. Will the chemo and radiation work, even though the Dr's say "No". Will the answers come from alternative medicine, such as offered in Mexico, or will, as we hope, the "Power of Prayer" be the answer?

Carey Jane Clark offers readers a heartwarming read, with a strong Christian message. Clark clearly demonstrates the power of prayer, the need to forgive and the sovereignty of God. I really enjoyed this read, and highly recommend it, but have a box of tissues handy!