Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I have been so busy with life I just haven’t had a chance to write. I am considering only posting once or twice a week until things settle down. Between homeschool and my Etsy shop and home stuff I have no time!
This has been a crazy week. We started off feeling like Spring and today’s temperatures didn’t even get out of the 30’s. This afternoon we were supposed to get some rain, but we got about an inch of snow instead.
I finished reading Jodi Picoult’s A Spark of Light this week. I would definitely recommend this book! I didn’t want to put it down!
The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.
After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic.
But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. A pro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard.
Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day.
This book is a little different in the fact that it goes backwards throughout the day. It starts out with the ending and works it’s way back toward the beginning. In between you get to meet all the characters and learn more about them and their lives. You learn the character’s different views and perspectives on abortion. It’s actually very interesting to see both sides.
What are you reading right now? I’d love to know!