A Moment of Weakness, by Karen Kingsbury, is the second book in the Forever Faithful Series. It tells of two people whose mistakes bring dire consequences, not unlike many real life people, and of how God can work in the lives of those who allow Him.
Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman are inseparable as children. When she and her father move away, they do not see each other for many years. Then while they are finishing up college, they meet again and quickly fall in love. After a night when they give in to their desires, even though they have pledged not to do so as Christians, Tanner leaves for a missions trip. Jade discovers she is pregnant. But when she contacts Tanner’s mother for his contact information, his mother lies to her and causes her to decide to marry Jim. Again, years later, they meet when Jade loses custody of her son in their divorce due to her religious convictions. Tanner’s legal success with religious rights may be able to get her son back, the son he does not know is really his own.
This was an incredible book. It was filled with love, lies, betrayal, loss, forgiveness, confession, and faith. The characters were so realistic that I found myself filled with disgust for Tanner’s mother and heartbroken for Jade and Tanner and the time they lost together because of her lies.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.