Tuesday, April 28, 2009

REVIEW: Ready-Made Family by Cheryl Wyatt

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Cheryl Wyatt and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Ready-Made Family" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am improving at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

Cheryl Wyatt’s third effort in her encouraging and inspiring Wings of Refuge Series is a wonderful romance that deals with perseverance, faith, trust, and restoration of relationship. “Ready-Made Family” follows the relationship between Ben Dillinger, another Air Force pararescue jumper on Joel Montgomery’s elite rescue team stationed in Refuge, Illinois, and Amelia North, a wounded woman with no place to go and a young daughter to care for.

It is absolutely beautiful to watch Amelia’s character blossom and bloom through this story. Her daughter, Reece, is a breath of fresh air that will make every reader grin and laugh out loud at times. Ben is a man’s man, a lauded military hero with his own issues that remind us of the character’s humanity. This story addresses family issues and interracial relationship issues and God relationship issues with heartwarming grace. It is wonderful to revisit the quaint little town of Refuge and re-engage the men and women from Cheryl’s two previous novels in this series (“A Soldier’s Promise” and “A Soldier’s Family”). And, although part of a series, this book reads easily on its own.

This is an excellent, fast-paced series of books.

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