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Reviewed by Rebecca S Winner for Readers' Favorite
All In Good Time by Carolyn Astfalk is about Brian, who works on computers, and Melanie, a widow with three small children. Both Brian and Melanie are Catholic and take their faith seriously. Before Brian meets Melanie's family, he tells himself he wants to have a pew full of children himself someday. Melanie's family meets Brian when he is helping as a coach with Melanie's oldest son's ball team. Brian admires the job Melanie is doing as a single parent. At least at first, the outings that Brian and Melanie have also include the three small children. Problems arise from Brian's past plus a current serious diagnosis. In addition, someone seems to be stalking Melanie and her kids and Brian. While there is no intimacy going on in this story, Brian struggles with a past sin...
I appreciated the introduction to the Catholic faith that I received while reading All In Good Time by Carolyn Astfalk. I admired Brian and Melanie for their faith. I laughed out loud when Brian made his statement about wanting a pew full of children of his own someday. I loved the interaction between Brian and the three children as they got to know each other. I enjoyed going on their outings with them as they had picnics, went hiking, enjoyed carnival rides, swimming, and cookouts. This book has both laughter and tension. The situation with the stalker increased the suspense. I was totally surprised by the identity of the stalker. This was my first book by this author and I would be glad to read more by her.