You’ll meet several characters in this story:
1. Baxter Richardson. He has everything he wants, but “plunges” off a cliff, which should be certain death, but he somehow survives – paralyzed and on life support.
2. Alexia Lindale. Hot-shot divorce lawyer who always seems to find a way to win. But her life changes when she gets assigned to …
3. Rena Richardson. Baxter’s wife. The reader quickly learns of her childhood issues, issues which led to her husband’s demise. She wants to “pull the plug” on her husband. But she runs into the resistance of…
4. Baxter’s father, who wants to keep Baxter on life support, but for what reasons?
From there, the story takes many twists and turns. But it didn’t do it for me. For one, Alexia, the intelligent lawyer, can’t seem to wrap her head around the fact that she’s obviously being deceived. And then there’s the “oh yeah, this is a Christian fiction book so we need the character to meet Christ” conversion towards the end that seems rushed and disingenuous. Lastly, the end isn’t really an end - the story continues in Life Everlasting. And from what I’ve read, this story could be told in one book, but Whitlow stretches it out to two books, causing both to suffer.
It wasn’t terrible, but not great either. 3 out of 5. If you want to get involved in a good Whitlow story, check out The List. (And if you'd like to read some quality Christian fiction, check out Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.)
I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishers and their Booksneeze Blog Book Review program. In turn, I agreed to write this review.