A Hole in the Fence peels back the layers of the divorce experience like an onion, while sharing how the author discovered that with every emotion and circumstance God was present. Using the “hole in the fence” to picture the process of divorce, she describes how some people led the way to the other side; some walked beside and took her hand; and how at the most difficult times she was carried through by God.
Lynn Carroll examines the emotions of divorce from A-Z literally. Through anecdote, story, poetry, and expert advice, each emotion is described and dealt with by the author, with positive and negative responses matched. For example, there’s “Anger – Abundance” and “Betrayal – Beauty” and “Depression – Discovery.” Because of this unique organization, readers can begin with a section that connects closely with their current experience, and then move on to others.
“My goal,” the author says, “is to help readers cope with and move through the difficult experience of divorce. Yes, this is my personal story of finding my way through ‘the hole in the fence,’ to the other side of divorce. More than that it’s the Lord’s story of how he helped this once broken person become whole again. And my hope is that readers will make it our story by finding something helpful in these pages and putting it to work for themselves.”