A Measure Of Faith

Two weeks before her 40th birthday, Lynette receives distressing news from her doctor. Already feeling despondent over turning 40, this sends her into a whirlwind of all sorts of negative emotions. Her loving, supportive husband Robert, knowing she needs his love, support, and understanding now more than ever, is determined to give it all to her. However, in the midst of worrying that she may lose a vital part of what makes her a woman, Lynette discovers something she has been longing for all of her life. As the friction between her and Robert continues to increase and the pain of the past closes in on her, she wonders if her faith is enough to help her endure.

Synopsis
Two weeks before her 40th birthday, Lynette receives distressing news from her doctor. Already feeling despondent over turning 40, this sends her into a whirlwind of all sorts of negative emotions.
Maxine has enjoyed reading and writing as far back as she can remember. During her summer vacations from school, she participated in the reading programs at the local library and spent most of her time reading. She also likes to write poetry.

By any onlookers standards, Lynnette and Robert are an ideal couple. The two have been together for 21 years, have a beautiful home and two teenaged children that would make any parent proud. In addition, they both have their own small businesses, Lynnette is an interior designer and store owner. Robert has his own construction business, and he frequently works with his wife. When Lynnette gets what she considers to be devastating news regarding her health, life as she knows it begins to change. Her once stable marriage is suddenly shaky and less fulfilling. Many of the things she once considered top priorities no longer seem important. As the story progresses, the family tries to adjust to the tumultuousness that the changes in Lynnette bring and just when they seem to reach a turning point, the family is slammed with even more shocking news.
A MEASURE OF FAITH is a somewhat predictable story and it lacks the powerful spiritual message that is the hallmark of Christian Fiction. The characters attend church and occasionally refer to God or Christianity but this was more of an afterthought instead of being central to the story being told. I found it difficult to relate to and feel for Lynette, she came across as overly whiney and self-centered. I think the author did a reasonable job developing the character of Lynette and working in enough about her past so that readers could understand her better. However, some of the other characters in the book were one-dimensional and I would have liked to have seen more character development so that I could understand what made them tick. Despite these limitations A MEASURE OF FAITH is a light, pleasant read that is a noble freshman effort by Maxine Billings.
Reviewed by Stacey Seay
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

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Lynette and her husband, Robert, had come a long way since they first met twenty-one years ago. Together they had constructed a beautiful house—and made two beautiful children—in Robert's home state of Georgia.