Shelby has experienced more loss in her young life than most people do in their whole lives. She lost her dad, then her mother, followed by all her aunts. She struggles with letting herself feel true love. Shelby’s story is told from Earth, among the living.
Betheny, Shelby’s mom, struggles that she died before seeing her kids settled into adulthood. Her story is told in alternating chapters from Heaven, with the rest of her family that have passed away.
This is an amazing story from start to finish. It shares this family’s belief in faith and family. It tells how even when a person has passed they can make a huge difference in your life.
I really enjoyed that the story was told from Heaven and from Earth. It allowed me to feel a mom’s, who life ended too soon, and the daughter left behind’s point of view. The other siblings were secondary character but very important to the family feel and the story being told.
Always There is a novel that will stay with you. When you finish you will reflect back and find parallels between the story and your life. This is a story for everyone no matter your beliefs.
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