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Stories for His Glory

Alone by Golden Keyes Parsons December 21, 2017

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 8:20 pm
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Marah’s life has been difficult. Orphaned and left in the care of a cold step-father, she thought she found escape in marriage…but when tragedy leaves her alone again, with a house full of children to tend, harsh reality sets in. Will Marah ever know joy, or is she destined to live up to her name and be bitter forever?

Then one day a stranger visits the well and asks her for a drink of water, a stranger who knows everything she has ever done. And suddenly Marah is given a taste of everything she ever thirsted for.

My thoughts:

I wasn’t sure how Golden would play this out but it is nicely done. You actually start with Marah’s encounter with Jesus and that story is slow revealed as we read about Marah’s backstory.

This was a fully engaging story and a quick read as well. Of course this is Golden’s idea of what could have happened and how Marah could have ended up with five husbands but it is definitely an interesting perspective.

If you enjoy Biblical fiction I’m sure you would like this one.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

The Gift of the Inn by Golden Keyes Parsons December 4, 2017

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 9:03 pm
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The Lockhart family suffered a tragic loss when their infant daughter was kidnapped on Christmas Eve eighteen years before at the boarding house Naomi’s parents managed. Now Naomi and her husband have taken over the inn nestled in the foothills of Colorado. The novel follows Gracie’s search for her biological parents as she travels from San Antonio, Texas, to Colorado, as well as her husband, Jack’s tour of duty as a bombardier in the notorious flying fortress, the B17 bomber, over Germany. The reader will encounter plenty of excitement to keep them turning the pages, as well as romance, and the answer to a mother’s prayers for the return of her child on a snowy Christmas Eve at the inn.

My thoughts:

It took me a couple of chapters to really get into this book but once I was in, I was in. So many layers and so much going on. It was mysterious, yet hopeful. Full of love and family.

The connections being made between the characters was moving. There are many different points of view to see the story from, but it added more depth and perspective to the story that you otherwise couldn’t have gotten.

There is a great amount of tension in this book to keep you turning the pages. If you are looking for a Christmas read this is good one.

Visit Golden here.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.