Bobby Sampson is adopted and begins to live a life he loves. However, his parents return to his life. Does he forgive them? Does he give them another chance at parenthood? Why did they leave him? All of these questions and more are answered in A Family of Strangers, a book that redefines love and forgiveness.
By Nicole Woolastonon
This is a wonderful story of love and forgiveness. The lives of a group of strangers intersect, and they find themselves bound to one another because of a single person: a young boy by the name of Bobby. Bobby is a quiet orphan who has been bounced from family to family. When he finally finds a home, he is able to come to life again. However, people from Bobby’s past---people he doesn’t even know---suddenly surface and interrupt the normalcy of his home life. Will he be able to forgive them? More importantly, will they be able to forgive themselves? I really enjoyed this book, and the characters are memorable and relatable. This is a must read.
By J. Clineon
Forgiveness is never easy, even when it involves small things. When someone has done much worse, to the point where multiple other people can or have been hurt, it can be even tougher. How do we forgive when everything and everyone tells us not to?
In A Family Of Strangers, Casey Bell covers this area with a tale of adoption and family. William is a worker for an adoption agency. He adopts a boy named Bobby after he has been returned by foster parents numerous times. Slowly, the boy learns to accept him and they are happy. Soon, the boy’s mother shows up and wants to begin a relationship with him. We learn that she was assaulted years earlier and had no choice in giving up her son for adoption.
Wanting to meet the man who assaulted her, she starts talking to him in prison. After learning that he also grew up being abused, and accepting that he is reformed and remorseful, she forgives him and starts to visit him as a friend. When he is released from prison, she convinces him that he also needs to meet his son.
This novel tackles tough issues that that many are faced with. Will Bobby want to know the truth about his mother and father? Is it in his best interest? Will William understand and accept a new family for his adopted son? The book raises the issues of abuse, faith, anger, and forgiveness. An interesting book and worthwhile reading.
A Family Of strangers by Casey Bell for me is a five star read
Truly remarkable story telling. I have fallen for this author's writing and cannot wait to devour the next book.
The characters were truly inspirational and the storyline was compelling.
It is amazingly intense and the author prepares you for the journey for you to take alongside the characters really well. The characters and story development were perfectly done. This book was extremely well written and has fast become of my favourites. This book was full of many twists and turns that will keep you guessing what is going to happen till the very end. I devoured it in one sitting. Incredible work!! I absolutely adored reading this book and will be one clicking the rest of this authors work.
I felt every emotion portrayed in this book. I will definitely be recommending this author to everyone I know.