5 Stars Out Of 5
Contemporary, faith-filled rom-com at its best!
March 29, 2017
A Twist of Faith is a fantastic twist on a My Fair Lady retelling, full of humor and heart.
I the little elements Pepper includes to make a story so rich! In this instance, its to-do lists, a theme of grace, vibrant secondary characters (my personal favorite being Mama Mitchell), and plenty of romantic spark!
Aint is not a word
Adelina, or Dee as shes known to her friends, was the perfect combination of flawed, broken, and likable. I found her easy to empathize with, even when her assumptions were wrong. Reese was a timely friend with past heartaches of his own which had rooted him deeply in his faith. (Pepper includes a tiny bit of mystery here which kept me guessing as to just what hed went through.) There is nothing quite as attractive as a man grounded in his relationship with Jesus. Combine that with his country charm, fatherly tenderness, and rugged charisma and you have a pretty perfect hero. It all might sound clich, but Pepper presents these two in such a compelling manner you cant help but root for them to find forgiveness, grace, and happiness together along the way.
Both points of view are written well, allowing the reader a glimpse into the personality and motivations of both Reese and Dee. My favorite view, though, was Reeses! He was the one with THE accent I could almost hear the Appalachian drawl of his thoughts.
Peppers passion for her day job, in speech pathology, shines through in a unique way in this story. Her character Dee shares her vocation and clearly, an eagerness to help others. This understanding and compassion in embodied in the Mitchell family, as well, and serves as a beacon to Dee in her search for peace.
It was a great experience watching Dee slowly start to realize the dream of her heart is something completely unexpected. And, instead of running from it, she tentatively embraced it until the whole My Fair Lady parallel caused a few problems. Mostly, I loved Peppers simplicity in her message of Jesus. Hes the most essential remedy, the savior and friend who wants to meet you right where you are.
Thank you to Singing Librarian Books and the author for a copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review.