Denise Hunter takes an unflinching look at a very difficult subject in Saving Grace: abortion. Natalie works at a crisis pregnancy center; Linn comes in for the free pregnancy test and Natalie tells her that her baby is alive.
Linn has never heard this from anyone before. Just scrape away the tissue, and it’s over. Really harmless. That’s what her school counselor said. That’s what the “Women’s Health Clinic” that offers abortions says.
But Natalie is the first person to offer Linn kindness in a long time. Natalie really seemed to care. And even though a pregnancy would be disastrous for her, Linn can’t forget that her baby’s heart is already beating.
Saving Grace is a beautiful look at a woman, Natalie, who is asked to do more than talk about her faith. She’s asked to live it. Every time we think Natalie has gone beyond what anyone could, she’s challenged do to more.
Hunter does a great job of making us care about Natalie and Linn, of creating characters in real pain, with real struggles. The stakes are so high--one human life in the form of Linn’s unborn baby. This is a book every Christian should read when they feel like they’re giving enough to God. It’s a book every woman should read before she takes that terrible step of ending a pregnancy. – Mary Connealy, Christian Book Previews.com
As if the jolt of becoming a single mom to her two sons wasn't enough, Natalie Coombs is facing new stresses as the director of the crisis pregnancy center. A teenager who comes in for testing brings back memories of another pregnant girl whose life tragically ended in suicide. Desperate to reach out to this client, Natalie crosses professional boundaries and incurs the wrath of a mysterious assailant. Even within her family, all is not well as her relationship with her sister becomes increasingly tense. Natalie is compelled to carefully count the cost of following her heart and her convictions amid betrayal, physical danger, and strained family relationships. Filled with human drama, readers will be easily drawn in as national issues become highly personal in this gripping tale of conflict and commitment.