In her efforts to gain her earthly father's love, appreciation and approval, and to make him happy, Birdie realizes she ought to have been seeking her heavenly Father's love and will all along. She learns that following His will is more important than focusing on her own dreams and wishes or seeking for man's approval and finds herself praying, "Let God be the one who gives me the father's love I crave." Through spending time with God and praying, she realizes she was making her dad an idol when God wanted to be the one she called Father. There is a good lesson in this book that we need to listen to Him instead of our own hearts.
Birdie isn't the only one seeking approval and searching for answers. The secondary characters, Dax Billingsworth and Sara Brubaker, would like a few answers as well. Separated from his sister when he was only a boy when she was adopted into a family and he wasn't, Dax has spent years wondering why he wasn't good enough to be adopted too and why he was left alone to grow up in an orphanage without her. Sara Brubaker was adopted as a toddler by a family who doesn't want to talk about it. Secrets abound! They are both on a journey to find the answers to their questions, and along the way, they discover God's love and providence, and a special surprise awaits them at the end.
Filled with romance, a little bit of mystery, and a cast of interesting characters, this book is about family, finding God's love, and is appropriate for teenage girls as well as adults to read. The storyline is sweet, conservative, clean and uplifting.
Thanks to the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed here are my own.