Lead Me Home: Winds of Change SeriesBook Review:
This is the first novel I have read from author Stacy Hawkins Adams. This is the second novel in the Winds of Change series. The first novel in this series was Coming Home. I wish I had read the first novel in the series, before reading this one, to have more background information and such. The second novel in the series though could serve as a stand alone, and was a fine read on its own merit.
The lead character in Lead Me Home is Shiloh Griffin. Shiloh is a pastor's wife and mom. She is locked into these roles, needing to find who she is as an individual, mostly she needs to relieve herself of secrets she hides. Shiloh finds herself partnered with another lady, Jade, on a mission project. She also begins to teach music and realizes the students need her to be more genuine with them. It is in these settings that Shiloh learns to lean upon the Lord to overcome what she feels she lacks.
The climax occurs when Shiloh begins to be a mentor a young teen in the church and she must face an issue she has been hiding for twenty years. Shiloh must decide to risk everything or turn away to save the soul of another.
I will admit it took me awhile to get into the flow of the novel. Although, once Adams gets into the crux of the story, the book is clearly a good read. The story models real life situations young people can find themselves in and helps to focus on how one can find healing and identify in Christ.
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