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My Story for His Glory

Marriage Takes Three by G.E. Hamlin April 14, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 4:40 pm
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Marriage Takes Three – Blurb

Darla Connor is struggling with whether to stay in her troubled marriage or walk away. Maintaining a long distance friendship with an old sweetheart isn’t making the decision easier, especially when that sweetheart, now a famous country music star declares his love for her, even though she is married. Randall Connor is a recovering alcoholic and wants to heal his broken marriage, and as a new believer, he is counting on God to help him. When Darla rejects his ultimatum to sever ties with her old boyfriend, he’s in for the battle of his life. Will Darla follow promises of a better life with her old boyfriend, or will she surrender to God in time to save her marriage?

My thoughts:

This is a message that is dear to my heart and I love G.E.’s heart for this message. Marriage truly does take three and we can’t do it without God in the center. It’s simply too hard.

Because of my own story I was drawn to this one, especially to Darla, the wife. I wanted to see how G.E. portrayed her.

I did understand Darla, her heart is so hard, I remember being there and the confusion can be overwhelming.

However, I didn’t fully connect with this story. I hate to say that because this book is getting great reviews, but I also need to give my honest opinion. I felt the message didn’t unroll naturally but was a bit forced. If this was a non-fiction book that would have been fine but this is fiction and I want to really get into the story and I had a lot of trouble connecting with the characters. Something was missing for me.

But with that being said, this is a powerful book and has a message that so many people need to hear today. I do believe this is a book God would be proud of because it is His hope for all of us who are married.

As always, I encourage you to form your own opinions and read the book for yourself if it sounds like one you might like.

I just interviewed Ginny last week. If you missed it click here to learn more about her.

Visit her website here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

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