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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Waiting for Tomorrow by Debbie Alferio

Waiting for Tomorrow by Debbie Alferio
Publisher: Author House
Genre: Contemporary; Inspirational
Length: Full (484 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Honesty is the best policy. That’s the philosophy Mitch Tarrington has always lived by and the principle upon which he bases his marriage to Dana. He would never think of telling her a lie—until a situation arises in which he knows the truth might destroy the sacred bond they share. Even when the guilt of his deception becomes too much to bear, he chooses to continue believing ‘what Dana doesn’t know won’t hurt her.’ He couldn’t be more wrong.

When a chance encounter uncovers his secret and leaves tragedy in its wake, Mitch soon learns that his attempt to save his relationship is the very thing that may end it forever. Only time will tell; and as he clings to his faith, he finds that sometimes waiting for tomorrow is all you can do.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Mitch and Dana with not one, but two baby carriages! So begins the next installment of Debbie Alferio’s Forever Love series, Waiting for Tomorrow.

Learning to be a married couple isn’t easy and it only gets harder once the reality of pregnancy is added to the mix. Ms. Alferio writes a great plot full of twists and turns, keeping the reader involved in Mitch and Dana’s struggles. This time, there is a villain added in for a bit of seasoning. Readers can find much to relate to in this novel. My favorites include the moment Mitch smoothes his hand over the downy softness of the baby’s head and the experience of the first few kicks. Very touching, indeed. I also liked the way Ms. Alferio handled Dana’s pregnancy and the overabundance of hormones. True, Dana got moody, but Waiting for Tomorrow shows that moodiness and guts instincts aren’t something to write off.

The reader can identify with both lead characters. Mitch is the hunky guy next door with a heart of gold that every woman drools over. Dana’s headstrong assertiveness can get her into trouble, but is the best measuring stick when difficulties arise. There are a few wobbly spot in the story which are easily identifiable as the wobbly spots in any marriage. These nuances make the story stronger and more human.

If you want a Christian romance with delicate love scenes fit for readers of all ages, then grab a copy of Waiting for Tomorrow. You’ll come away saying “Ahhhh.” I did.

I give this novel 4 ½ books! Kudos.