"Covenant Child" is a Christian general fiction with an underlying allegory to it. The characters were realistic, complex people acting in realistic ways, but sometimes the dialogue wasn't completely natural because of the allegory. Still, I enjoyed the story, and I had a hard time putting down this quick read. The details about the people, their interactions, and the setting brought the story vividly alive in my imagination. I really enjoyed the story for itself and for the underlying allegory.
There was no graphic sex. There was a very minor amount of fake or "he cursed" style of bad language. Overall, I'd highly recommend this engaging novel.
A great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and tears at the heart of a mother! Two children that belong to such a special family until tragedy strikes and are thrown into a life that no child deserves. It broke my heart as it reminds us that there are children that face this sort of life daily! Maybe it will open our eyes more so someone of us have the opportunity to help these children. Then after they turn 18 and are offered the choices of their life, it is a great example of Christ's love for us and how we are all given a chance for forgiveness, freedom, and a wonderful life - all we have to do is follow him. I love how this heart wrenching story gives such a great example of this! It is a great book for all, but I know it is especially special for parents. It will make you want to hug on to your babies a minute longer every day! We all have our stories, we all have had heartaches of growing up, but we all have the chance to follow Jesus and to accept the wonderful life he has just WAITING for us! Sometimes we do have to face trials and delays before we receive our peace and inheritance, but he is there with us! I love how this story brings all this to life! "The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9)
This book was provided by Thomas Nelson and the booksneeze program for my honest review! Thank you to both of them!
I missed this novel by Terri Blackstock when it was first published in 2002. It was a fun read that tugged at my heart strings.
Kara and Lizzie were dearly loved by their father, Jack, after their mother passes away shorly after their birth. These red-headed twins gain a new stepmother, Amanda, when they are 3 years old.
Their picture-perfect world is destroyed when they are torn away from Amanda after Jack and his parents suddenly die in a plane crash. Amanda had promised Jack that she would care for the girls if anything ever happened to him. The courts made this impossible when the maternal grandparents arrive on the scene. The girls are heiresses to a billion-dollar fortune and their grandparents want to get their hands on it.
You will see and experience Amanda's unconditional love for these girls as you follow their journey on a path their father never wanted for them.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my unbiased review