Saturday, May 30, 2015

“True Devotion” by Marta Perry

About the Book

What kind of man turned away a pregnant woman? Susannah Laine could tell that Nathan Sloane had demons to wrestle with, but so did she. She'd come to Lakemont to find out what her late husband had been doing there before his sudden death. And she wasn't leaving without an answer....

Susannah's occupancy of the cottage where his wife had lived before her death reawakened painful memories for Nathan. Still, he couldn't deny his attraction to Susannah, and reluctantly agreed to help in her search. But the truth they uncovered threatened their burgeoning romance. Could God now give Susannah the strength to overcome her past and embrace this second chance at happiness?

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This book was released in February 2004
This is my own personal book that was reviewed

My Review

“True Devotion” by Marta Perry is a older book without a doubt but boy it really got to this reader. Someone is trying to uncover secrets and I have to say that the little bread crumbs of the secret trail didn't quite lead to the rabbit hole but instead it lead to a foxes den. So yes, just when one might think they knew where things are going, there is a major twist that I didn't see coming.

So while one is dealing with the secret the other is dealing with the past because they hadn't fully handled what had happened. As that being the case it was amazing to watch the person struggling with the past helping everyone else around them it seems. Because of this struggle they this person is dealing with they are hiding so much of themselves from everyone around them.

Susannah is a woman is on a mission and while on that mission learns quite a few other things. There is a great strength in Susannah that we see several times throughout the story and there is this great understanding her with another character. So between her strength and understanding there is also something else that is fragile within her, but it is hard to pinpoint because she hides it so well. There is also this ability to accept things even if she is not happy with what is happening.

Nathan is a man with the world on his shoulders it seems like and he is one to try to add more to those shoulders because he feels as if needs to take of the world. Nathan is also an extremely stubborn and at times foolish man, but there is something about him that just draws a person in.

Sometimes when an author gives two characters the problems that both Susannah and Nathan had, it seems as if the characters are overly flawed or overly perfect. However, that is not the case here. Both Susannah and Nathan have their good strong points and their weak flaws. Wait I don't mean that the flaws seem weak only that they have the flaws that work well with their strong points.

I hope all who read this book will enjoy it as much as I did.