I received a copy of Razed by Paula Wiseman from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Bestselling Christian author Paula Wiseman presents "Razed," book one in her new Christian Fiction series... Doug Bolling lost his wife of twenty years just as their stormy marriage was beginning to thrive, and he bitterly blames God. He tries to reconnect with his son, but it seems Mark is only interested if the relationship comes wrapped in religion. Mark claims he's just following God when he moves his family, including Doug's grandsons, further away, first to pastor, then to attend seminary. With frustrated resignation, Doug turns his attention to building a new life and a new home for himself and interior designer, Cassandra Grayson. The conflict erupts as Mark is preparing to leave for the mission field in Kenya. He delivers an ultimatum, cutting off all contact between his kids and their grandfather. God may have ripped away his wife and his son, but Doug draws the line at his grandchildren. Mark's attempt to force him to choose between the woman he loves and the grandkids he adores, drives Doug to one fateful desperate act, even if it means destroying his relationship with his son.
This was a really good book. I just hate how it leaves you hanging. I could really relate to both Doug and Mark throughout the book. We all have family that we have trouble relating or getting along with. Doug and Mark have a much harder time communicating than I've ever had with anyone. Reading this does put many of the struggles I've had with others into perspective and makes me glad I've never let things get as bad as Doug and Mark have. I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.