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The Dearly Beloved

By Cara Wall


342 pages

What’s it about? Beginning in the early 1950’s this novel follows two separate couples through decades of marriage, friendship, and faith. What did it make me think about? The different ways we view faith- and God. Should I read it? This novel took me back to why I first fell in love with books.  The simplicity of just enjoying the story and wanting to know what was going to happen in these people’s lives.  This is a book to just curl up on the couch with and enjoy.  It would make a great gift for almost anyone who likes an easy read, with good characters, and yet still gives you plenty to ponder. Quote- “Nan had always known, even as a child, that God did not answer prayers for worldly things like candy or new shoes.  God answered prayers that helped her help others.  God did not change the circumstances of your life; God changed you.”

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