The Space Between Words
Author: Michele Phoenix
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Michele Phoenix writes a riveting and moving story in The Space Between Words. The book tells the story of Jessica, who is in France with her friends Vonda and Patrick. Their time together is fun and light-hearted as good friendships can be until one day it is changed forever.
While at a concert event, Jessica and Vonda are victims of a terrorist attack at the concert venue. This attack forever changes Jessica’s world and sends her on a healing journey that is heartbreaking and healing. Jessica decides to stay in France after surviving the attack in order to take a trip she and Patrick had promised they had planned on. On this trip, Patrick leads her to a sewing box and through this sewing box, Jessica is introduced to the Baillard family who were persecuted in the Protestant movement in France. Jessica embarks on a journey to find out who the Baillard family were and what happened to them. Along this journey, Jessica meets Mona and Grant, a brother and sister who rent to Jessica the property she stays on while on the trip and Jessica also meets little Connor, Mona’s son.
This book was a difficult one to read. There were several times I found myself having to pause from the emotions it emitted from me. Michele Phoenix writes with depth and compassion. Jessica’s journey is heart-wrenching. Mona, Grant, and Connor are such wonderful characters; representing strength, compassion, and faith. Each member of the Baillard family were models of strength and love in the midst of adversity and their strong faith in God resonated throughout their own journey.
Overall, this book is one that I won’t soon forget. Michele Phoenix tells a story that impacts you to the core however resonates with hope, strength, and shows how God is faithful to us in most difficult times in our lives.
Note: I was provided a copy of this book by Netgalley for review.