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Thursday, January 21, 2010

In Good Faith by Regina Andrews

In Good Faith by Regina Andrews
Publisher: Awe-Struck Publishing
Genre: Inspirational, Contemporary
Length: Full (192 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 3 Books
Reviewed by Orange Blossom

Haley Hawthorne is a successful Art Director at a high-powered greeting card company in Manhattan. Designer clothes and expensive material luxuries are what she uses to try and fill the emptiness inside -- but it wasn't always that way for her.

Orphaned at a young age, Haley was raised in rural Dunbar Falls by her Uncle Nelson amid pasture lands and a clear sense of the things that matter most in life, including her joyful relationship with God.

One day Aaron Carrier, her old friend from Dunbar Falls pays her a surprise visit to her office at Sterling Greeting Cards with devastating news about Uncle Nelson. When she returns home to Dunbar Falls, Haley is faced with a professional decision upon inheriting Uncle Nelson’s air-conditioning company. More than that, she faces a crossroads in her heart. It is a crisis of faith, of loyalty and of love.

What does God want her to do? Will she be able to return home to Dunbar Falls and all that it has meant for her? And will Aaron Carrier be more than a friend?

In Good Faith is a sweet Inspirational read to be shared with the whole family.

Haley is on the ladder to success but just when she thought she was going somewhere, the bottom falls out. Her uncle dies and she finds herself unemployed yet she still has her uncle’s company to run and her longtime but estranged friend Aaron Carrier to deal with.

Haley is an interesting character. She’s a determined business woman with ideas and creativity galore. Yet she can be impetuous and spontaneous in her thinking and decision making as well. The entire book, though written in 3rd person, comes from Haley’s perspective so at times it is hard to nail down the character of Carrier and what he’s really all about. I suppose we feel as confused as Haley is about him.

It’s a sweet story with sweet characters but there were a couple spots where I felt lost as far as what a character was thinking or why they were upset or experiencing that emotion. There wasn’t a clear path as to where the book was headed. The inspirational message is subtle but timely and issues that are easily recognized in all of our lives. It’s a nice little story for a cold winter evening.