Friday, May 11, 2012
Sometimes it's tough to go 'all in' and pre-order a book based on nothing much more than the cover, or the blurb, or the author's reputation. Therefore, I thought I'd use this blog post to, hopefully, assure you about the powerful message being received by readers of my upcoming Harbourlight Books release, DEVOTION. Head to www.pelicanbookgroup.com or Amazon.com's Pre-Order Page and grab your copy today! DEVOTION will reach you in October. Meanwhile, check out my Facebook Reader Page and follow me on Twitter. In the months to come, I'll be giving you glimpses into Kellen & Juliet's story and I'll keep you up to date about exciting developments underway in conjunction with its release. Give it a go! Become DEVOTED!!
Powerful. Emotional. Moving. Touching. Awakening. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I reflect on Devotion. Throughout this very true-to-life story, master story-teller, Marianne Evans, creates a believable and relatable situation between a husband and wife who have naturally become comfortable in their marriage . . . and the consequences of allowing the temptation of new passion to burn brighter than the flames of true love.
What struck me while reading this book is that while everyone enters a marriage with the best of intentions, no one is immune or above the throws of temptation. In fact, it’s usually in the area where we Christians are the strongest that Satan will try to sneak in and destroy us. Satan loves division, loves to tear the family apart, and too often he is successful.
However, this book also beautifully illustrates what restoration can occur when the mistakes and failures in our lives are completely turned over to Jesus. Through Him, true forgiveness happens and where families were once broken true healing occurs. Marianne Evans illustrates this truth so eloquently.
I recommend this book to anyone who is hungering for an amazing story of redemption from human weaknesses and the restoration of relationships that mean the most. I highly recommend this story to married couples to read together as a reminder of what is most important in life and how one moment of weakness can put it in jeopardy. But Devotion is a MUST READ for every couple struggling with the pain and betrayal of infidelity. Through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, THERE IS HOPE. Thank you, Ms. Evans, for sharing this hope with everyone who reads Devotion and for reminding your readers of the truth that true love really can conquer all. ~Jen Stephens, author of The Heart’s Journey Home and The Heart’s Lullaby
Marianne Evans has written a touching story that will leave readers breathless. She has such a gift for the written word. ~ Mary Manners, Award winning author of Wisdom Tree, Tender Mercies, Light the Fire
Marianne Evans has crafted an outstanding, beautifully written and compelling tale of love, loss and second chances. Devotion opens a window to see what can happen when you become complacent in your marriage. It shows the effects of not listening to God's still small voice. It spells out clearly that sin does not just affect the one committing it.
One verse that kept coming to mind while I was reading was Proverbs 23:7 'whatsoever a man thinks in his heart, so he is'. Don't entertain inappropriate thoughts! That's why the Bible is clear about guarding our hearts because out of it flow the issues of life.
Devotion is more than just a story, it's life-changing fiction and one I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND! It’s just what today’s world needs to hear. ~ Sherry Kuhn, Reviewer, Love2Read Novels
Sunday, May 6, 2012
This giveaway means a lot to me for two reasons: First and foremost, Hearts Communion is all about celebrating the power of motherhood, and the beauty of family. Wait until you meet Monica and JB--and experience their journey to love! Second, I'm all about sharing the joy I feel that Hearts Communion earned such a wonderful award from CSPA.
So, with out further fanfare, share a memory about your mom, a memory of Mother's Day, or share a tradition. Every comment equals an entry to win, and I'd love to hear from you. Let's celebrate Mom!
I'll announce a winner right here on Mother's Day morning. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so we can connect if you win.