‘Morning By Morning’ (Murphy Brothers, Book 8) by Jennifer Rodewald

About The Book
“You were built for hard things.”

Two years after losing the love of his life to cancer, Connor Murphy is slowly emerging from the darkness of grief, but he wrestles with fears about how he and his twelve-year-old son Reid will manage to navigate Reid’s teenage years on their own. Connor’s single-minded prayer has become, please, no more changes, but when single mom Jade Beck arrives to take on the job Sadie Murphy had done before her death, it becomes clear God has stamped his prayer request denied.

Jade Beck’s prayers were answered when she received the offer of a job as Lakeshore Lodge’s marketing and customer relations manager. Or so she thought. After a messy divorce, she and her two children need a safe place to land and find the peace their lives have lacked, but once she meets her abrupt, brooding supervisor, Mr. Connor Murphy, her fresh start suddenly looks a bit…stale. She’s already endured fifteen years living with a condescending man, and she won’t be a doormat anymore.

As the challenges of single parenting continually push them together, Jade and Connor’s relationship gradually transforms from cold and awkward to respectful and mutually supportive…and eventually to something deeper and more tender. But navigating these changes forces them to deal with the hurts and disappointments of their pasts and confront the fears that hold them captive.

Surrendering their hopes and fears to God has never felt so daunting. Can they learn to see the goodness of God, even in their broken paths, and trust that morning by morning, God’s tender mercies are ever new?

Morning by Morning, book 8 in the Murphy Brothers Stories, is a complex, emotional story of hope after heartache, of deeply moving, tender romance after devastating loss, and God’s faithful love, even in life’s hardest place.

About Jennifer Rodewald

Jennifer Rodewald/J. Rodes lives on the wide plains somewhere near the middle of Nowhere. A coffee addict, chaser of teenage activities, and storyteller, she also wears the hats of mom, teacher, and friend. Mostly, she loves Jesus and wants to see others fall in love with Him too.

She would love to hear from you! Please visit her at authorjenrodewald.com or at http://www.facebook.com/authorjenrodewald

My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘How much more, exactly, did God think he could take?’

This is a stunning series. I have loved each book as it released, and eagerly awaited the next in the series. I was not disappointed ever in any of them. These Murphy brothers are an amazing bunch, raised by godly parents and taught honesty, integrity, and a powerful godliness. Jennifer Rodewald excels here, in each one.

Connor Murphy gets a second story here. We first met him in a previous book when he felt led by God to marry a woman with cancer and a little boy. What started out as a marriage of convenience quickly turned into a deep and abiding love. When his beloved wife dies, Connor is devastated and can’t seem to escape the pain, even two years later. But it seems God has another plan in mind for him. Jade Beck arrives to work at the same lodge Connor does with her two children in tow. Jade carries enough hurt in her heart for more than one person.

‘God, is it ever going to get better?’

Connor is an admirable, Jesus-filled man who always thinks long and hard and prays about every move he makes. He is not ready for what looks like a new direction God has sent his way, but he is willing to be obedient. Both Connor and Jade have been in hard places and known deep, heart-rending pain. Neither can see that God can do anything that will take away the pain of their hearts. But we serve a God that can make all things new, can make a road way in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

Jennifer Rodewald has a unique ability to plumb the absolute depths of human emotion in her characters. So many times I have been moved to tears reading her stories. This one ministered to a situation that I was going through in my own life while I was reading the book. Isn’t that just like God? I truly could feel these characters’ pain.

Come along on this journey as we discover God always had something for His children even when they think the pain is all consuming and the light will never shine again. Bravo! Oh! There is one more in the series.

My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. I was not expected to leave a positive review and the opinion here is entirely my own.

Print length

283 pages

Publication date

June 21, 2022
File size

1976 KB

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09X5ZXZFY/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

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