Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury

Reading as always been a passion of mine.  I have less time to read than I have ever had before and it takes me longer to go through a book but I still love to fall into the pages of a good book and get lost in a gripping story.  When I do read, I like to look for books that carry meaning and inspire you to overcome your trials and mistakes you have made.

Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury is a book that challenges you to look outside the box or our own bubble.  Brad Cutler has a great career in a New York Ad agency and is about to marry a beautiful girl who has kept herself pure for the day she marries.  He loves her and can not wait for their wedding day but is haunted by his past.  His past is filled with a terrible mistake that he made that only him and his high school girlfriend know about.

I was gripped by the story of regret stemmed by hard choices and the journey Brad takes to seek forgiveness.  The choices he and his former girlfriend made had an effect on more people than they realized it would have.  It has affected their future and more people in a way that they never could have imagined.

Like Brad, we all have made choices in our life that we regret or that have affected our future more than we planned.  Karen Kingsbury weaves a story through Shades of Blue to teach us that God will forgive and that He can use those choices (even though wrong) for His glory if we only let Him.  The key however is asking forgiveness from God and those that we hurt with our choices.  We must then forgive ourselves before we ever can move on.

Karen Kingsbury is a master storyteller who will keep you through the whole book.  WARNING:   You will want to read Shades of Blue until you have finished.  It can be dangerous to your health as you may stay up late to finish it!

Shades of Blue releases today and can be purchased through or your local bookstore. 


kasandria said...

Thanks for the tip. I've never heard of this book