While traveling with my kids, I read The Heart Stone, by Sherry Kyle. If you’re looking for an uplifting exploration of the fears surrounding your ex, without excessive weightiness, this book’s for you.
The Heart Stone resonated with me on several levels. First, Sherry writes about the area where I live, which was entertaining because I recognized the parks, beaches, restaurants, and streets. I know Sherry because we both blog for our church, so it was fun to discover her fiction writing style. Also, two of her main characters are Jessica, a single mom, and her uncle, George. I happen to be getting to know a wonderful,
godly man named George whose niece is named Jessica. How cool is that?!
On a deeper level, I related to Jessica’s struggles with fear and anger towards her son’s father. While I'm thankful that my ex has remained responsible and involved with the kids throughout their childhood, fear of “what if’s” is a familiar theme. Sherry’s story showed me that fear can color our perspective in unhelpful ways, creating unnecessary distance and pain. Communication and grace are essential guides through the landscape of parenting with an ex.
You can get your copy in the Fiction section of the Susanna’s Apron bookstore. Click here to order, and enjoy!