Down Sizing by Lin Stepp is a charming contemporary Christian novel and part of the Mountain Home series.
Lin Stepp has created a realistic and likable heroine in Mary Pat. It is refreshing to have the focus on her as she is not your typical leading lady, being past the first flush of youth and in her fifties and overweight. She has brought up her family and her life revolves around them until a bombshell is dropped. She is very relatable.
Like many of us, Mary Pat struggles with her weight. It should not define her but cruel comments are like sharp barbs. The reader admires her tenacity to start and stick with a healthy eating plan. She shows that we are never too old to have a fresh start. As her horizons broaden, so does her life. There are no retirement plans in the kingdom. A full life is not just for the young. A full life with new challenges is available for anyone who is still breathing. While there is breath there is life.Continue reading