Title: Between Heaven and Earth
Author: Michele Paige Holmes
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Cassandra Webb’s every waking minute is devoted to being a great mother and wife. She takes five-year-old Noah to the library each week, volunteers in his kindergarten class, and even coaches his soccer team. She makes sure her husband’s uniforms are always laundered—even though he hasn’t worn them the last six years—always has his game day snacks on hand, and meets him for date night every Friday—which consists of one sided conversations at his bedside and watching his favorite take out remain untouched.
Pearl, a mysterious visitor at the care center, suggests that it is only Cassie’s love still tying Devon to Earth when he has been ready to move onto Heaven for quite some time. If Cassie will but open her eyes and heart, she will discover the path she should travel, one that will bring relief to Devon and much joy to her own life. But Cassie vowed never to give up on him. She never has and she can’t now, even after meeting hapless, single soccer-dad Matt.
I misjudged the book by the title (not by the cover – ha) I had it more in the paranormal category – which it is not. This is book eight in the Power of the Matchmaker series (ladies, please tell me you are going to do another set next year). It is contemporary and does a beautiful job exploring love, death, relationships, forgiveness, hope and trust. It is exceptionally well written and invites a depth not always found in the romance genre.
The author does a nice job of asking Cassie and Matt (our heroine and hero) some hard questions. There is an overtone of religion (or belief of heaven), but not in a distracting way.
I loved that most of the characters are humble and teachable. I love that they all grow.
There are some light, fun moments; a good balance to the depth. However, overall be prepared to be draw in to a sweet, thought provoking novel.
Rating: 5 Stars
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