When the Heart Cries - Cindy Woodsmall
Don't read this book unless you plan on reading all three. It reminded me of Les Miserables in that things went bad for everyone and the hits just kept coming. I really wanted to know if/how everything was going to work out in the end so I read most of the second book too which was better but still mostly depressing. I finally decided that no happy ending was going to make up for all this misery and I read books to be entertained not depressed. It wouldn't be so bad if each book could stand alone like most trilogies but this was like one huge book with only minor resolutions until the end (I assume since I didn't make it that far).

The writing was good, the characters well developed and yet I won't read any more of the author's books.