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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Devotion by Marianne Evans



Devotion by Marianne Evans
Publisher: Pelican Book Group
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full (302 pgs)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by Poppy

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.
Temptation hits what seemed to be a solid, Christian marriage...can they keep it together?

When a music agent has feelings for a young woman who isn't his wife, and when he gives in enough to kiss her--a kiss that is observed and eventually gets back to his wife--what next?

Marianne Evans writes a book with a wonderful message of forgiveness.  This couple has a difficult path ahead, because a broken trust is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to overcome.   She takes us step-by-step as they try to work things out and rebuild their marriage. As they try to learn to trust again.

There's another sticking point, as well.  I think the world feels Christians should be infallible.  I think Christians often feel that way as well.  So these two have to get past that; they must acknowledge they are human and sometimes make bad choices.

The author does a fine job of showing the reality of their lives after this happens.  Though the story does have its slow spots, it's still uplifting, believable and not preachy.  It's something that couples should read when they think their relationships are past saving.

For a book with a real message that will leave you filled with hope, I recommend Devotion.  It's so very worth reading.



6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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Marianne Evans said...

Thank you for the lovely review Poppy!! I am so grateful for your thoughtful analysis and reaction to my story!! Blessings!

Ingeborg said...

I'm looking forward to reading Devotion and have added it to my list.
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MomJane said...

This was a really great review. This story sounds excellent.

Delia Latham said...

What a thoughtful review! Having read several of Evans' books, I have yet to read one that is NOT "so very worth reading." DEVOTION awaits on my Kindle, and I anxiously await that moment when I can delve into it.

Mary Preston said...

A wonderful review thank you. I can see that DEVOTION is going to be a touching read.

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