Still Life by Christa Parrish
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A tragic plane crash. One woman who lost her husband. Another who gave up her seat for him.
Ada spent her first 25 years in a religious sect. Her father proclaiming to be a prophet. She only had outside world contact, through the farm store. That's where she met Julian Goetz. A famous photojournalist. He had come to document her family's way of life. Just a few days later, she and Julian had eloped.
She was thrust into an unknown world. However, having Julian there was helping her cope. On the day of her 26th birthday, Julian trades seats with Katherine Cramer, to get home to his wife.
Julian's life was taken on that flight, as the plance crashed. Five short months of marriage, now Ada is a widow.Now Ada is left to figure out this unknown world on her own.
Katherine Cramer, gave up her seat to Julian Goetz, to spend one more night with her lover. She wakes up the next morning to her family panicking, they knew that was her flight.
She must deal with the fact that she gave up that seat, to get one more night in her affair, and they person she gave it to died. It could have been her.
As Ada and Katherine's lives and paths intersect, they must both deal with loss and shame. They also discover that there is plenty of life ahead of them.
I loved this book. Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down! It was amazing. The characters were so intricate. The plot was just an unbelieveably sad, yet intriguing story...
I recommended it to all my friends. I believe this is a must read!
Christa Parrish is the award-winning author of four novels and founder of Breaking the Sea Ministries. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, pastor and writer Chris Coppernoll, and they have four children in their blended family. When not writing, she is creative director of Concentric, a contemporary "arts-based" worship service, co-leads her church's youth ministry, and produces a weekly radio show. She's at work on her fifth novel, and is now also slightly obsessed with baking wild yeast bread.
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