It’s coming up on the Christmas holidays and Jakob and Meri take some time off to travel back home where Meri hopes to reconcile with her parents. They have not spoken in about 10 years, before Jakob and Meri left their home town. They both have brought inner turmoil and insecurities to their marriage. Can Jakob learn to step aside and let God have control? Can Meri realize that she may always have had what she’s been looking for, right before her?
I loved this book! I really love Shawna’s writing style. She can pull you into the story, where you almost feel like you are there! Her characters are not perfect. Neither are we. They have the same feelings, insecurities, flaws, etc. that each one of us has. That is what makes them so real. My heart went out to Meri. She longed for something she had already been gifted with. She had to overcome many things to get where she is at the end of the book. I especially loved the scripture that Shawna picked for this book, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).
I gave this book 5 stars. It deserves it! Read “No Other” first. It will let you meet the characters and know some of the background of the families of Jakob and Meri. Then read “In All Things” and follow the characters you’ve come to love!
Shawna has graciously added a beautiful hand-made locket necklace to the
e-book giveaway! If you haven't read "No Other", she will let you have this
e-book instead of "In All Things". That way you can start at the beginning of
Jakob and Meri's story. And if that wasn't grand enough.....Shawna is giving away, to anyone who would like them, PDF files of the first 3 chapters of both of her
e-books, "No Other" and "In All Things". WOW! So even if you don't win the
awesome giveaway, you can still get a taste of Shawna's writing!!
In order to be entered in the giveaway you MUST leave a comment and your email address. No email address means no entry. If you would also like the PDF files, please leave a note in your comment letting Shawna know you would like these. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, 11/15/10. God bless and good luck!!