Who would have thought a book about driver’s training and book publishing could be so interesting? I am not kidding. Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser is a good tale of past mistakes and moving on.
Lissa Randall was a shining star. Top of her class, expert horsewoman, and courted by all the top colleges in the country. It all comes crashing down when her mother is killed in a car accident. She can no longer drive and without being able to drive she can’t go to college. She is stuck.
Ev MacAllister teaches teens to drive who are having a hard time passing the regular classes. It is something he started doing in memory of his little sister, Tate, who lost her life in a car accident. When he takes Lissa on as a student, he sees a lot of his sister in her and he aches for her. He really wants to help her move on her life.
Ev and his wife Annie are strong Christians, trying to live the life that God has called them to, but they have a past that they have not shared with many people. Ev himself has the biggest secret of all. (No I am not going to tell you what it is;-) His daughter Katy Lynn has not visited with them for years because of past hurts that she is unable to forget or forgive. When her life falls apart she goes to visit her sister in France.
Are there enough story lines to confuse you yet? I could go on… Elizabeth is so good at taking what seems to be very separate stories and tie them all together. I wasn’t ever confused by the story lines, but I was wondering how they all tied together. It was interesting to try to figure it all out before Elizabeth revealed the story to us all.