Every Now & Then is the third book in the 9/11 series by Karen Kingsbury. From the inside cover~ A wall went up around Alex Brady's heart when is father, a New York firefighter, died in the Twin Towers. Turning his back on the only woman he ever loved, Alex shut out all the people who cared about him to concentrate on fighting crimes. He and his trusty K9 partner, Bo, are determined to eliminate evil in the world and prevent tragedies like 9/11.
Then the worst fire season in California's history erupts, and Alex faces the ultimate challenge to protect the community he serves. An environmental terrorist group is targeting the plush Oak Canyon Estates. At the risk of losing his job, and his soul, Alex is determined to infiltrate the group and put an end to their corruption. Only the friendship of Clay and Jamie Michaels-and the love of a dedicated young woman-can help Alex drop the walls around his heart and move forward into the future God has for him.
Every Now & Then is a wonderful story that picks up several years after 9/11 with some of the characters from earlier books in the series. It was wonderful that Alex befriended, as much as he allowed, so many characters from the earlier books without knowing any of their history on 9/11. Alex must learn to trust as he did before 9/11 to move forward with his life. With the help of memories of his father, his new friends, and an old love, Alex has the chance to be the man that God wants him to become.
Kingsbury writes an amazing story that grabs the reader by the heart. Kingsbury is a Christian fiction author that lets her faith shine through every book she writes. I've read many books by Kingsbury and look forward to reading more of her stories.