This book begins where "A time to Mend" ends. Once again poor Max is held responsible for putting his job first instead of his family. Thankfully his realitionship with his wife Claire is healed and they plan the wedding they never had. This story will focus on Erik the egomanic newscaster and his mousy sister Lexi. I imagine the other two adult children will be featured in the next book. Erik is the most damaged of the four children as he self distructs. His life begins to unravel and his parents must use tough love to get him back on his feet. Max asks for forgiveness from all of his beloved children. Erik and Lexi are the least receptive in this book to Max. This book is really about Erik and Lexi and their abandmonent issues from Max. The book wants the reader to know how much a father's presence is valued and putting work before the family will cause damage in adulthood such as Erik and Lexi experienced. Erik is abandoned by his g/friend for another man and Lexi by a man she loves but does not want her. She falls for an unvailable man (dad was unvailable.) God sends someone different for Erik and Lexi. Also a surprise event that I expected. BTW, Max was abandoned as a child by his parents for his Saintly brother as well as Claire abandoned by both parents for being in their way. The beat goes on with abandonment issues.