"The Doctor's Christmas Quilt" by Kathy Mathias is the story of Laura, a staunch Pro-lifer and physician who's views are tested when her daughter, Megan, a med student, becomes pregnant. Can she practice what she preaches? The author keeps the night of conception a little vague. Alex, the self-centered and egocentric boyfriend, may have date-raped Megan or there may have been a lot of begging and pleading with a little coercion. The lines can get blurry, and this one is blurry. Leaving Laura even further tested in her beliefs.
This is a very well written story entangling, abortion, forgiveness, rape, and spiritual growth. The author discusses the abortion issue without beating the reader over the head with it. She shows that even the most dedicated stance can waver when life rears its ugly head. The characters are all fairly well developed. Mathias even brings clarity to the Alex character showing both the immaturity and the kindness. I loved this book and hated to see it end. I received this book for free from www.bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.