By Gail Gaymer Martin
Published by Heartsong Presents
PREGNANT, WIDOWED, AND LIVING IN HER CAR
This is not what Felisa Carrillo envisioned when she left her home in Guadalajara at sixteen, married to a handsome guy and headed to America. Who could have known her husband would turn abusive and “America” would mean migrants work and impoverished living? But here she is, years later, wiser but still in trouble.
Chad Garrison is on a routine visit to the fields when he sees a young migrant worker double over in pain. He hurries to help, only to find she is about to deliver a child there in his field. He rushes her to the hospital, then finds himself drawn to her.
Is Chad being taken in by a scheming, dishonest immigrant, as some of his friends suggest? Should Felisa be concerned that Chad has ulterior motives in his generosity toward her? Is this relationship God’s doing or just a big mistake?
I found it easy to fall in love with these characters that Gail Gaymer Martin brought to life. Even though Felisa and Chad came from two different worlds, their love for God brought them closer. The gradual development of the characters, and their differences in society, really made me want to continue reading. This book stirred all my emotions, making me laugh, cry and get angry. I feel Ms. Martin really did a nice job displaying prejudice, friendship and love. I had a hard time putting it down!
If you enjoy a good love story – I would definitely recommend this one!
Reviewed by Diane T. Stokowski