Saturday, December 2, 2017

To the Moon & Back By Kathi Macias

Life had changed drastically for Rachel since the accident, but none of the changes had prepared her for what followed. She wasn’t even sure when it started. She knew only that the darkness appeared more often and lasted longer, accompanied by forgetfulness, fear, confusion…even suspicion. As a result of the accident—which she was certain was entirely her fault—her husband of nearly 45 years was now a semi-invalid, his dependence on her growing by the day. Their only child, a grown daughter named Lilly, lived hours away and was dealing with difficulties of her own, not the least of which was an unwanted divorce. Rachel, however, had no concept of Lilly’s suffering, instead believing her 35-year-old daughter was still a college coed with her entire life ahead of her.

Can this fractured family find its way to a place of healing, or will the darkness prevail, destroying them all in its unrelenting torment? Unconditional love seems to be their only hope…but how are they to get there?

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Multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias's more than 40 books include the Quilt series, Freedom series, and the award-winning Extreme Devotion novels for New Hope Publishers. Her devotionals reach hundreds of thousands through the Christian Civic League, Black Christian News, Latino Christian News, Christians in Recovery, and The Excellence in Media Angel Award, San Diego Christian Writers Guild fiction awards, Golden Scroll Novel of the Year (Red Ink), Carol Award finalist (Red Ink), 2011 Author of the Year for, and an international writing contest grand prize are some of her credits. A popular speaker for women's retreats, conferences, churches, and TV and radio programs, Kathi also loves outreach to prison and homeless ministries, and praying for and aiding the persecuted church globally. A mother and grandmother, Kathi lives with her husband, Al, in California.

My Thoughts...

A book about dementia by the timeless author we have all loved over the years.
She can take a fiction story and stick you right dab in the middle of it.
You feel like you are living out the story.
Macias gives it all away in the very beginning, when she says "God stands ready to carry you all the way".
In true Macias fashion, you will get a good clean read with God breathed reading on every page.
I hope that you will check this one out.
I gave this book 4 stars. I would recommend it to Macias fans.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I will be happy to read this, it sounds like a really good read.

  2. This sounds like a great book that I would enjoy!

  3. Sounds like a good one. I will check it out.

  4. What a hard book to write, I bet it will be a good one to read.

  5. Wow! This sounds like a must read. Thank you for your great review, Mary!

  6. Yes, please I want to read this one. I am dealing with this in my life right now.

    1. Natalie, you are the winner! I will get your book right out to you!

  7. Not sure about this one is for me, this would be a hard book for me to read.

  8. Great review !! I 'd read it .Blessings ,DanaGirl

  9. Sounds like a very good book, would love to read it

  10. Hmmm. I love the review but having a grandparent who passed away from Alzheimer' might be an emotional read for me. I will give it a try though as I haven't read a Macias book in awhile and I love her work. Thanks for sharing it!