Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Devotion by Marianne Evans - REVIEWED

About the Book:
From This Day Forward

Christian Music agent Kellen Rossiter has everything he ever wanted: A-list clients from coast to coast, a loving wife who honors and respects him, and a faith life that’s never wavered—until now.

Juliet Rossiter has the perfect life: a rewarding schedule serving the underprivileged, a husband who loves her as Christ loved the church, and a blessed future as a mother—at least that's what she thinks.

For Better or Worse

But what happens when their rock-solid marriage begins to crumble under the weight of an unexpected and powerful temptation?  How does love survive when its foundation is shaken?

'Til Death Do Us Part

When human frailty and the allure of sin deal a harsh blow to their relationship, it will take more than love to mend the shattered trust and heartbreak. It will take a lifetime of devotion.

My Thoughts:
So much love trying to burst its way through so much pain.”  (p.231)

Kellen and Juliet’s journey, sadly, isn’t so rare as you’d like to think among Christian marriages.  Infidelity comes with a very high price, and the journey back to trust – if two people are willing to work toward reconciling the marriage – is almost more painful than the infidelity that caused the break in the marriage to begin with.

Their story is what the journey should look like between two committed Christians, and it is a beautifully painful story to read.  I hope it brings healing to many.

Sadly, I’ll say no more.  My marriage ended after almost 23 years, and I was never offered a chance to reconcile.  That too, is a sad reality.  I will testify to this fact…God is ever near the broken-hearted.  He binds up their wounds and draws them close to His heart. I rest close to the heart of my Savior, and my prayer is that NO ONE will ever suffer the hurt of infidelity ever again.  It is, without a doubt, one of the enemies most painful weapons.  I am so grateful Devotion gives the reader hope that is seated on the promises of God.  I am very grateful!!

About the Author:
Marianne Evans is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty Christian romance and fiction novels. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God's love through the stories He prompts her to create. Readers laud her work as: 'Riveting.' 'Realistic and true to heart.' 'Compelling.' 

Devotion, earned the prestigious Bookseller's Best Award from Greater Detroit RWA as well the Heart of Excellence Award from Ancient City Romance Authors. She also earned wins for Best Romance of 2012 from the Christian Small Publisher's Association and the Selah award for best Novella of 2013. 

Happily married and the mother of two, Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan who is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President.

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