I have not read the other 2 in this series but now I really want to because I was really able to identify with the characters in This story. This is the story of Vivian who moves to Cripple creak to be with her sisters who have all gotten married and found love in this town. Vivian wants to be a fashion designer but in this smaller town of Cripple Creak finding a job is not easy. Vivian is also hiding a terrible secret about her past in Portland. This secret leads her to believe that she could not possibly be forgiven for the sin she committed and her damaged self esteem leads her to make some really bad choices.
I Liked this story it touches on how sometimes we dwell so much on our failure's and sins we forget that God Knows us and forgives us. We get caught in the trap of being so ashamed about our behavior that we end up making even worst choices because we can't forgive ourselves. We forget that through Christ our sins are covered and should be put behind us. We forget to move forward and not dwell on the mistakes we made before. Dwelling on past sins only breads feelings of worthlessness and despair. We need to keep running the race, not wallowing in our failures. Christ forgives, he never asked us to wallow in despair.