This was inspired by a true story. It's an easy read but yet brings out the plight of the homeless we sometimes don't think about. We so easily associate homelessness with those who are substance abusers or certain groups of people but don't always realize or think about the homeless who are in that situation simply because of hard circumstances that have hit and are struggling to get back to some sense of normalcy. It is a vicious cycle of sorts and this book really brings that to light. It also explores the church's place in the fight against poverty and homelessness. It's got a bit of mystery, a bit of romanace. You really realize Amy's plight and desperation as she is yet again faced with decisions through no fault of her own that could very well land her in a worse off place than she was before.
A takeaway thought or quote from the book that I really liked was found on page 127:
"...Paul knew the real mark of courage did not come in being unafraid but in not allowing fear to dominate"
This was spoken in regards to his job as a police officer and live action in that job, but it can very well be related to anything in life in general, I think.
I rated this 7.5/10