Cydney Sanders thought she knew God’s plan for her life. She’d marry, have kids, and then snap her body back into shape by doing Tae Bo. But she’s celebrating her fortieth birthday as the maid of honor at her little sister’s wedding…and still single. Now her life is suddenly complicated by the best man. He’s the opposite of what she wants in a husband…and yet, he keeps defying her expectations. Starting with a lavendar rose–symbolizing enchantment–each rose he sends her reflects his growing love for her.
Cydney’s best friend Dana appears to have the perfect marriage–until she discovers her husband’s affair and her world goes into a tailspin. Then there is Phyllis–who is out of hope and out of prayers after asking God for six long years to help her husband find faith. When she runs into an old friend who is the Christian man she longs for, she’s faced with an overwhelming choice.
Life-long friends with life-altering struggles. Will they trust God’s faithfulness…and find strength to be faithful to Him?
This was an interesting book! I had hesitated to read it because Cydney is 40 and single…and I found that a bit frightening (I’m just keeping it real here). But now that I’ve let go of that fear and am trusting God with my future (duh), I went out and picked up this book. This book had me laughing out loud at times and fussing at the characters at other times. It truly was an enjoyable read. I think the only problems I had with it, is that of the three friends, I found two more interesting than the third, so I was always rushing that one along and then, I felt that everything got wrapped up too quickly. There were some heavy issues here. Spiritually, this novel dealt with trusting God to be faithful to his word, even when it seems like he isn’t, as well as the importance of living holy sexually. Overall, good book. Recommended!