“God has a plan.”-E. S. Holmes
Ellen has been longing for a child of her own, a baby that she and Ryan would create together. So far, in their married life they have struggled to conceive. Will a journey into the world of foster care fill the void they both have or will it only leave them heartbroken? Ever since retiring from the NFL, Ryan has felt a strong pull on his heart to impact the lives of the people around him. When coaching high school football doesn’t feel like enough, will Ryan be able to change his life and start something new or will it drain him completely? The love between them seems unbreakable, but will they be able to make it through the tough times? Or will their bond crumble and be destroyed, shattering their legacy? A sequel to Second Chances, join Ellen and Ryan, as they embark on their new journeys in life.
I don’t even know where to begin. This book is filled with so much emotion and hope and love and loss. It would have me giggling one minute, crying the next, and then swooning with heart eyes.
I absolutely loved that foster care was integrated into this book, along with conception issues and many other things as well. As someone who has some personal experience with foster care and what the foster families go through, as well as from the social work side. It is hard, and I can definitely see Ellen’s hesitation.
There is a lot of death and loss in this book, probably a bit more then my liking, but it really helped get the message across that ‘God always has a plan’ and that we need to trust him.
With that, it also shows that no matter what life throws your way, there is a plan. Sometimes bad things just happen to good people, that is how life on this world is. However, with all the trials and tribulations that Ellen and Ryan faced, opened my eyes to my own faith and my own hardships.
I did however feel that some things were over explained and it felt like there was explanation just for the sake of explaining.
Which isn’t really a bad thing, I’m just impatient and wanted to know what was going to happen next. A sense of “okay just tell me what is going on!”
Overall, it is a great book, and although I personally wasn’t thrilled with the ending, it was a great one and really tied everything together.
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