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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: Space in the Heart by Rodney Walther

Before his wife was murdered, astronaut Garrison Sterling couldn't wait to rocket into space on his first shuttle mission. Now he merely survives, one day at a time, blaming himself for the events that put his wife in a grave and his daughter Zoey in a wheelchair. And he struggles to raise Zoey, a headstrong teenager who longs for independence and rebels against his overprotective ways.

Danica Cortez, Houston's favorite morning news anchor, dreams of practicing real journalism instead of forever reading teleprompters. When she witnesses a plane crash and rescues the only survivor--a U.S. Senator--Danica becomes a national hero. But her journalistic instincts tell her that there is more to the story, leading her not only to confront a powerful politician but also to face the greatest regret of her past, her role in the tragic story that launched her career.

When Garrison and Danica meet, they sense an instant attraction. They take those tentative first steps toward love even as they wrestle with competing priorities: the needs of his daughter and the demands of her career.

Now their journey, like his planned spaceflight, might be over before it begins. Because a dark secret threatens to destroy their relationship. Forever.


I found Space in the Heart a novel that we all can relate to. It's an emotion-packed, human story and portrays the range of emotions individuals experience after losing a loved one, especially in an instant. His ongoing difficulties make the novel difficult to stop reading. This was one of the most moving, touching and important books I have read - it certainly leaves you thinking about it and your own life as well as the lives of those around you.

I think that Rodney Walther accurately wrote every parents nightmare. your child getting injured and wanting to protect them at all times. I found reading this book very compelling and a very emotional ride,this book will take you through a range of emotions, but keep reading. You will not be able to put this book down and you will truly be changed in ways you never imagined. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to all and as a pick for any book club. I hope that you pick up a copy and enjoy this moving story as much as I did.

Rodney Walther

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