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|Format: DRM Free ePub|
Vendor: Sheaf House
|Publication Date: 2011|
Series: Healing Hearts
CollAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5A story on redemption forgiveness with a cautionMay 23, 2013CollAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3A great story on how God heals our pasts but was surprised that it dealt with incest. This could be difficult for women who have been victims and don't realize the book addresses this. Great encouragement for counseling should be advised
I would recommend this product to a friend only if they have not been victimized or have sought healing.
Dawn TurnerBisbee, AZAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Incredible redemptive story!November 7, 2012Dawn TurnerBisbee, AZAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An incredible story of redemption. Diane doesn't believe God can possibly love her after the life she's chosen, the choices she made, the sins she's committed. But she finds that God doesn't just offer love and forgiveness, He redeems broken lives and disgraceful pasts. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story of God's redemptive power and love.
AnonymousAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great read!July 14, 2011AnonymousAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Many of you know, I'm a huge Michelle Sutton fan. I must say that this is an absolute favorite! Michelle developed the characters so well that I immediately fell in love with them and couldn't wait to see what happened next in their journey.
This book is very memorable as are the characters. Michelle Sutton does a wonderful job of drawing emotion out of the reader and allowing us to feel deeply for her characters. When I read the cover blurb, I didn't think I'd like this book. I don't have kids, knew nothing about foster care, and really didn't think I'd have anything in common with the characters. It didn't take long for me to become so caught up with them and their lives that I couldn't wait to read the next chapter.
If you like romance with lots of tension, this one's for you!
AndiinNampaNampa, IDAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Letting Go - Reviewed . . . Awesome read!!!!July 10, 2011AndiinNampaNampa, IDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Two people with hurting hearts, they meet because Dave needs a lawyer to represent him to fight to keep his foster son, Joey. During the course of their professional relationship Diane and Dave find that they have feelings for each other. Diane tries to fight it because of the abuse she suffered as a child, Dave is leery because his late wife held his sterility over his head. Diane has a passion for children and that is why she fights for them as an attorney.
Michelle has once again taken hurting hearts, and shown how with God you can heal. It is not always easy or fun, but you can do it! It requires trust and letting go of all the stuff in the past, and letting God take care of it.
One of my favorite lines from the book . . . "No wonder being a real Christian isn't popular. Who wants to suffer so they can find joy?" Diane
"The ways of the Lord are in conflict with the ways of men."
I highly recommend this book! I give it a lighthouse and shine a light on it for pointing a path to God!!! WAY TO GO MICHELLE!!!!!!
bikerbabsMinnesotaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Engrossing storyJuly 10, 2011bikerbabsMinnesotaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"Letting Go" is a story that deals with the horrible reality of incest, but it deals with it in a realistic and careful way, not dwelling on the action but on the repercussions. I don't think I am giving away any storyline secrets to say that the protagonist was molested by her father as a child and from that learned to deal with men on a sexual level, always looking for love in all the wrong places and with all the wrong men.
Letting Go is a portrait of a woman struggling to find that illusive thing called love and never quite able to hold on to it. Past experiences have taught her that love isn't free. She has to give something to get something. So she uses her beauty and sex to get a man, but for some reason it's always someone else's man.
Wanting nothing more than to get married and have a baby, Diane, a child advocate lawyer and former beauty queen, fails time after time with finding the right kind of man.
Dave is a young widower with a foster son. He needs help to maneuver through the rocky road of child custody, adoption, and a last minute attempt of the birth mother to take his son away. He hires Diane.
Michelle Sutton doesn't shy away from a prickly topic but is able to reveal a messed up woman's heart, so broken that only the love of the perfect heavenly Father can heal it.
I read this book very quickly, thoroughly engrossed. It was very interesting to read a story from the viewpoint of someone who has actually worked as a social worker and knows the pitfalls and good that our court system provides when trying to place children in the right homes.
This was definitely a healing hearts story, and I recommend it to anyone who is struggling with letting go of something that is holding you back from trusting Christ.
Author: Michelle Sutton
Located in: Arizona
Submitted: July 06, 2011
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm the author of over a dozen inspirational novels releasing through 2014 and have been a social worker for over two decades.
What was your motivation behind this project? I've worked with over a thousand families over the years and each has a unique story. This is a blend of a number of different foster care and adoption cases I've had over the years.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? To see that clinging too tightly to what you want only hurts you and that having faith that God knows what's best is the right approach to take to any situation where you feel helpless. God is in control.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? It reminded me of the many times adoptive couples feared that they would lose the child they dearly loved and the pain that went along with that fear.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Any author who is brave enough to write about real life situations that are dark, but where God's love shines brighter than any solution created by man.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Like many authors, I treasure each and every review provided by readers for the encouragement it brings me. If you enjoy this book, please post one after you finish. Thank you.