Hope Undaunted, A: A Novel - eBook
Although this was for the most part a good story I felt that this crossed over the line as a Christian novel. I was disappointed in the lack of Christian morals and the way the characters jumped so quickly from one person's arms to another. I must add though that the author does bring the gospel in in a wonderful way but still I would not in good conscience be able to recommend this book to others.
February 15, 2014
A brilliant book!
From the moment Luke and Katie met in A Passion Denied you knew their relationship was going to be a fun one! They butted heads from day one but there was always an underlying of more-and oh boy what a Ã¢ÂÂmoreÃ¢ÂÂ it was!
I absolutely love Luke! He was a scrappy little boy living on the streets who worked hard, never gave up, and became a man who was a champion of those who'd grown up like him. It would be impossible not to love Luke. His determination to do the right thing, his love of kids, his fierce love for those close to him, and his relationship with God, all serve to make him one amazing hero. Of course he does have his faults but he tries so hard to be the man he is supposed to be, and he truly is a man to admire!
As for Katie, she's always been a determined one who doesn't like being told what to do and it was amazing to watch as she let God into her life and really grew up! She goes from being a spoiled little girl to a woman who is willing to do things God's way.
The two of them together cracked me up so much as they constantly baited each other and jokingly bickered. And while I laughed out loud too many times to count this book also made me cry several times! I won't spoil anything but suffice it to say there was a lot of heartbreak in these pages!
And I know I keep saying this but the secondary cast of characters was awesome! Parker with his gentle strength and his friendship, Betty with her caring and friendly heart, Bobbie Sue with her no nonsense ways, and Gabe with her rebellious heart just looking for love! And then of course there are the characters that have been around for awhile, the rest of the O'Conners, the McGuires, Dennehys, Bradys, and Emma.
So even though this book put me through an emotional roller-coaster I loved every minute of it and can't think of this book without a smile on my face!
January 16, 2014
Interesting and kept me guessing
I liked this book. It kept me guessing all the way through. It was more about real life than some Christian books. And it shows the trouble that can enter your life through sin. That is something that I can relate to in my own life. I am 60 and even though I would have enjoyed it more if I had been younger, I was young once and would recommend this book.
October 10, 2013
Not typical Christian reading
We are reading this book in our book club and I'm surprised that it is getting such a high rating because we all think it's rather racey for a Christian novel. The story line is good but lots of passion, sexual suggestiveness and anger. Not a book I would recommend for teens. We don't think we will be reading any more of her books.
September 12, 2013