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Woman Searches for Father, Finds God and Self
on March 30, 2014
Title: Back to Resolution
Author: Rose Dee
Publisher: Even Before Publishing
“This was not the reunion she had envisaged. Here she was, stuck on an island with no clean clothes, no cell phone and the goodwill of a hostile stranger the only way of getting back to the mainland. Worst of all, there was no Dutch: her reason for being there in the first place,” Rose Dee writes about Bay in her novel, "Back to Resolution."
At two hundred and thirty-eight pages, this paperback targets readers who enjoy a mystery with romance. With foul language mainly in the first two chapters and an uncomfortable bedroom scene, some Christians may be offended or the book may be considered unacceptable for naïve readers. Americans may have trouble getting used to the different Australian spellings and punctuation rules. This reader wishes all pronouns related to God were capitalized for reverence.
In this predictable tome, young Bay Anders hears a shocking confession at her mother’s death bed that alters her life. Brought up surrounding luxury with privileges, her step-father suggests she make a major change by moving from Los Angeles to Australia, where she lived until she was four years old.
Wanting to find her birth father, she works at a resort as a photographer, spending her earned money hiring a private investigator to locate her long lost parent. When she gets a major break on his whereabouts, she travels to a small, remote island that has a run-down resort.
While on the beautiful island, she encounters Flynn McKenna, a man running from his past as he works on the resort and has known her father the past two years. Not letting him know her motives, he questions if she is another solicitor wanting to develop the land.
As the mismatched couple fight and flirt with each other, they wait for Bay’s father to return. When her dad’s battered boat is found and he is presumed dead, the two must confess their past to explore a possible future together.
With spiritual references and prayers to God laced throughout the pages, the characters seem untouchable and aloof, even though their imperfections are examined. Without mentioning Jesus had to shed His blood on the cross for our sins and rise again the third day, there is no clear discussion of eternal salvation.
Thanks to Book Club Network Inc. for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the author’s honest opinion.