My first genre of choice is romantic suspense, but occasionally, another book will come along to intrigue me. Like Always by Robert Elmer is one such book. As a mother, I had to know the story of a pregnant woman who discovers she has an aggressive form of cancer. Merit Sullivan has to make a choice between her own life and the life of her unborn baby.
I found myself captivated by her strength, her faith, her vulnerability. She made a decision and stood by it even when faced with opposition, and her own doubts. I was moved by her husband’s devotion and love for his wife. Will Sullivan faced his own battles as he wrestled with his wife’s decision and the fear of losing her. My thoughts turned to how such a choice would impact loved ones as well as those indirectly affected.
Robert Elmer weaves a touching story with deep characterization and rich description. He draws you in, carries you along an intimate journey and brings you to a beautiful conclusion. Like Always, a novel inspired by a true story, is about faith, sacrifice and perseverance.
Come prepared: You will need tissues. This novel will stir your heart and leave you wanting more from this author.
If you’d like to find out more, or buy an autographed copy, please visit Robert Elmer’s website.