Justice, mercy, and humbleness collide when four people pray for different answers to the same situation. How will God answer all of them?
What is wrong with trying to cure cancer? Brother Able, hospice chaplain, asks himself that question every day. His boss, Dr. Rich Bernard, performs closet genetic experiments at Paradise House. He blackmails Able into keeping his secret. When a grieving husband asks Able to pray for his dying wife, Able finally breaks his silence.
Libby Davis might be prepared to accept death, to sacrifice herself for Rich’s greater cause but fails to comprehend the love of a husband who cannot let her go and the son who’s a whisper from the edge of reason. Brother Able wades into battle for those innocents in her life. If he wins, it won’t be only Libby’s family he saves.
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I started reading this book last night, and I simply couldn’t put it down. Even though I knew I’d regret a sleepless night, I didn’t stop reading until I’d turned the final page. Something about this book was addictive. The plight of the characters interested me, and I was never sure what would happen next. The action of the book moved forward as each character made decisions that would ultimately influence the fate of the others. The moral dilemmas made me think, and the looming question about Libby’s survival kept me turning the pages. I loved how each of the characters had symbolic names. I also enjoyed trying to guess the identity of the person chatting online. The ending took me totally by surprise, but after reading the final page, I had to admit that the plot twist made sense. In my opinion, this book is an unusual gem. It’s one I will read again.
A Medical Mystery This novel, set at the cutting edge of medical technology, centers around a heroine who’s battling cancer for the second time and her own demons. Unable to cope with the family dynamics involved in sharing her fears and hopes with those closest to her, she leaves home searching for a cure. Her journey takes many twists and turns as she finds herself in the care of a doctor willing to sacrifice anyone in an experiment for the greater good. She even meets someone who has a connection to her housekeeper, the woman who tried to make everything perfect for her family while she suffered. Ms. Lickel keeps readers on the edge of their seats as they don’t know what to expect next. She holds their fascination as she explores the many emotions each character in the novel must deal with and the secrets they live with. I highly recommend this book about the sorrow of cancer and the affect it can have on a patient and those who love her as well as those experimenting with genetic engineering searching for a cure.