For Gavin McKinley, the lead pastor of a growing congregation in southern Mississippi, life could not get any better. His hard work and long years of sacrifice have finally paid off. That is, until his wife, Gillian, becomes pregnant with their third child against Gavin’s wishes. Things take an unexpected turn when Gillian decides to keep the baby, knowing that she is defying her husband’s express command.
In the meantime, Gavin is exposed for having an illicit affair and is asked to step down from the pulpit after twenty years in ministry. Gavin sees his world crumbling, and the loss of control terrifies him. In a frantic attempt to take matters into his own hands, Gavin unwittingly involves a young man from his congregation. In a twist of fate that turns deadly, their lives are changed in the blink of an eye.
Can Gavin McKinley find forgiveness for his sins? Will Gillian hold true to her faith, even when all seems lost? Could God possibly take a terrible situation and make it right?
Throughout And the Widow Wore Red, it is clear that the choices we make are often life altering, and not always for the better. We are reminded that God’s grace is sufficient and His mercy is everlasting. God is exalted in this tale of love gone awry, of faith tested beyond endurance, and of forgiveness extended when least expected.