Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Like Never Before by Melissa Tagg
So I'll be honest, the idea of not putting a picture with this book was tempting. How much more chick flickish can you get than a picture like that? It oozes that the book is going to be all romance and mush and gush, doesn't it? And then on top of that, it makes me feel like a shallow reader for picking it up and reading it.
Well, the truth of the matter is this is the second Melissa Tagg book I've read and I really like her as an author. Yes, she writes romance and yes the main characters get their happily ever after, but not without some struggles.
Logan had his wife die in a car accident. Amelia had her husband divorce her because she was "too much" and also went through a failed adoption. Now the divorce was a strong pull back in this book and I didn't like the fact that Amelia was divorced and then is obviously going to marry Logan. That bothers me. But the fact of both of them rising up out of their pasts and allowing God back into their lives and being open to His plan and His way, that was the beauty in this book.
Here's a quote from the book that I like: "I think sometimes believing is a matter of deciding. Deciding who you're going to trust and what you know about who you trust.And once that decision starts sinking into your bones, the wide-open spaces of your future get more invigorating than intimidating. Doesn't mean the choices suddenly get easy. But it does mean we stop worrying so much that we're going to mess up and pick the wrong door, as if we could possibly outwander God."
I like that thought, it's about knowing who you trust and ultimately I want my complete trust to be in God regardless of what happens.
This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reading and writing a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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