“A bruised reed He will not break and a dimly burning wick
He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.” Isaiah 42:3 nasb
“Where Hope Starts” is a book of betrayal, anger, rejection… pornography, dysfunctionality, secrets… reconciliation, forgiveness, and transformation.
Amazon.com describes it as: “Karen Marino's life is a nightmare. The New York City restaurant manager is a professional success, but her marriage is in shambles. When her husband, Barry shows up drunk at her restaurant, she loses both. She flees The Big Apple and returns to her Midwestern home to sort through her options. But instead of answers, she finds an old boyfriend ready to rekindle romance, a family full of secrets and an angry brother bent on revenge. Still in New York, Barry fights his own demons. He knows he has made a mess of his life, but is powerless to stop his rage and addictions. A fist-fight lands him in jail and forces him to face the possibility of a future behind bars. Karen knows holding onto her bitterness won't repair her marriage. But how do you forgive someone when you don't feel like it? As she searches for the answer, she uncovers the family secret that threatens to tear them all apart. Can she find her way back to the place Where Hope Starts?”
Angela wove powerful words of raw emotion to tackle some hard-hitting usually-kept-secret issues, which tear most families apart. As I read my review copy, I felt the pain and agony of Karen Marino’s heart. I experienced the torment of old family wounds exposed. And my heart fluttered with excitement of an old romance rekindled…when it shouldn’t have.
Her husband Barry’s improprieties grew from his own chest of ugly past issues which needed to be unpacked and sorted.
Karen was a bruised reed ready to be healed.
Barry was a lost sheep, wandering aimlessly without a shepherd.
See how God leads them to search and dig in their own backyards to find the truth necessary to restore their lives and their marriage..
I highly recommend “Where Hope Starts” to help you or someone you know, bruised and lost from the sin of the world, seeking to find Hope and Healing.
About the author:
Angela D. Meyer lives in Omaha, NE with her husband of twenty-two years. They have two children whom they homeschool – recently graduating their son. She has taught Bible class for over 35 years and is on the leadership team of her local Christian writers group. She loves God, her family, the ocean, good stories, connecting with friends, taking pictures, quiet evenings and a good laugh. Someday she wants to ride in a hot air balloon and vacation by the sea.