Growing up, I rarely saw a title that appealed to me and had any connection to my Catholic faith. This novel just might fill that type of void for any Catholics from middle school on up. The reader meets the Peach family, already suffering from the lost of their mother and grandmother. Now the children become orphans after their father’s unexpected death. This particular novel follows them through the first week or so after their father’s death. While there are plenty of ‘heavy’ topics broached (e.g. how to pay the bills), Mr. Peterson has thrown in a decent share of levity.
I have to say that this book was quite enjoyable on many levels. Seeing how God’s Hand was present throughout the trials experienced by the Peach family was fantastic. I believe we often miss those little miracles in our lives, possibly just writing them off to `chance.’ But, through the conversations and strings of consciousness for the characters, you can fully appreciate just how well God will take care of us so long as we are willing to accept it.
….Taken from my full review on Day by Day in Our World