Calming the Storm
Once in awhile, you pick up a book that pulls at your heart, and you see yourself in one of the characters. Calming the Storm is just such a book. If you had a rough childhood, Rachel’s journey will not only warm your heart, but it will allow you to see the best you have to offer and help subdue the doubt you’ve carried with you since childhood.
Meet Melanie D. Snitker
Literature Helps Us Define Who We Are
When I first began to read Calming the Storm, I released how much like the main character I was in my twenties. I’d put up a solid brick wall that refused to allow anyone to get close to me. The abuse of my childhood taught me one thing: You can’t trust anyone, especially those who are supposed to love and protect you.
Unlike Rachel, I did have a solid foundation in the church.
Melanie D. Snitker has written a beautiful story that every young woman who ever felt alone and unloved should read.
My thoughts on Calming the Storm:
The beauty of this book is the realization that my life mirrored Rachel’s so closely. Like Rachel, I felt alone and responsible for far too much in life. Unlike Rachel, I did have some people in my life who cared. This deeply moving story about a young woman torn by the loss of a sister and left to care for her young daughter without the benefit of a childhood filled with love and answers is believable for those of us who have been there. How can one nurture and protect a child when no one has ever done that for them? I knew the answer and Rachel grew to find the answer. The message of faith appears throughout the story. God will lead us to the answers when we open our hearts and let him in.
Sometimes God calms the storm,
Other times He calms His child.
Calming the Storm – Impressive Reviews
Calming the Storm has an impressive number of reviews (85) at 4.6 Stars. Here are some quotes from those reviews: