Monday, August 30, 2021

Love and the Silver Lining

 Title: Love and the Silver Lining

Series: State of Grace #2

Author: Tammy L. Gray

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

Source: Borrowed from Library

My Review:

Darcy's dream of being a missionary is utterly shattered, leaving her devastated.

Once she starts going out again she is so mad at God that she is rebellious, hollow, empty. She questions everything that she has ever known as true and wonders what is real and what is not. This book walks through Darcy's grief and it will resonate with a lot of people. Coming on the heals of Covid-19 and still being in the middle of a pandemic, a lot of us are mourning lost dreams and how things are not like we think they should be. 

The characters in this story are incredible. I love the growth that they each experience and how we see them change as the story progresses. I especially love the resilience of Darcy, although at times I wanted to yell at her too! She brought out a lot of feelings! In an odd way, I even enjoyed how much of the story included the dogs and the lessons we learned from them.

There is some humor, great dialogue, and a lot of heart and soul in this book. Those who love contemporary fiction will enjoy this story.


Synopsis (From Goodreads): 

Darcy Malone's dreams of mission work are dashed on her eve of fulfilling them: The Guatemalan school she was to teach at has closed. Devastated because she's already quit her job and given up her apartment, she also loses the perfect escape from the aftermath of her parents' divorce. Stuck in her worst-case scenario, Darcy takes an unexpected offer to move in with Bryson Katsaros's little sister, despite the years of distrust that's grown between her and Bryson, the lead singer in her best friend Cameron's band. As she meets those close to him, Darcy realizes that Bryson is more than she believed.

Struck with the need to find a purpose, Darcy jumps at the chance to care for and train a group of dogs, with the aim of finding each a home before their bereaved owner returns them to animal control. But it's Darcy herself who will encounter a surprising rescue in the form of unexpected love, forgiveness, and the power of letting go.


  1. Oh, this sounds so good. What a lovely story.

    1. It was :) I enjoyed the first one of the series too!