Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Review--Twice a Bride

Mona Hodgson's Twice a Bride is an engaging novel that portrays the triumph of God's love over all.  In an attempt to overcome the loss of loved ones, Willow Peterson, a widow, relocates to Cripple Creek in search of a new beginning never imagining she could really have one. Trenton Van Der Veer has also relocated to Cripple Creek fleeing what he once thought would make him happy only to find out it was a deception.  Will each find the happy ending they are in search of?

The story itself is a slow read but not a boring one.  The author takes time to develop the characters all the while showing glimpses of the would-be villain lurking about.  One can certainly identify with the characters of this novel which are not portrayed in the usual "perfect" style of few, if any, faults.  Their weaknesses actually come to show themselves as strengths once surrendered into the hands of the Lord.    The unlikely heroes have marred pasts and physical hurdles to overcome and they do so beautifully portraying the God-given strength to do so rather than their own.  Whereas one would have liked to see a culmination of events in all the characters, those that were center stage provided enough closure to the book without leaving any loose ends.  

This book is recommended to anyone who enjoys reading about flawed heroes finding victory in the midst of pain.  If you are interested in more information on the author, click here or to read the first chapter of the book, click here.

I received this book for free from WaterBrrok Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for an independent and unbiased review.  


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)

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