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Okay, I have a confession to make... I did not order this book... my wife did... I just happened to be home when it arrived. The cover looked interesting, so I decided to read a few pages. Then, before I knew it, I was on Chapter 5... and the rest is history. Now on with the review
This is certainly more than a romance novel; the main focus seemed to be the town of Greensboro, Alabama. It's a mixed race community, like so many communities in America, including mine, who get along great Monday thru Saturday. However, everyone prefers to attend church with their respective races on Sunday mornings. No one thought it was a problem. It had always been that way. However, their preferences soon reveal some of their prejudices when this mega-preacher, Reverend Michael Green moves to town, and tries to form a church where everyone is welcomed.
This part of the book was extremely interesting to me; in my opinion, the whole book could have centered on this topic, but there was a romantic element as well.
Rev. Green and Rita Young were extremely attracted to each other, but there Christian values wouldn't let them cross the line. As a Christian man, it was nice to see that a pastor could resist temptation, innocent or not.
Things I didn't like
It was only 264 pages; it's a series, so there are some questions that will have to be cleared up in the next one. There were also a couple of typos. I remember (two 1-worded mistakes) but it didn't take away from the book. It was a good book. I give it a 4.
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The headline of the Yahoo press release ([...]) read: AUTHOR NICOLE C. SCHROEDER'S NOVEL POSES A QUESTION: if an individual chooses to worship with their respective race, is it a preference or a sign of prejudice? After I read the release, I knew that I had to have it, so I ordered it right away.
This is the first of a series. I read it in three days; when I finished, I realized that there's more to this book than a group of people who would prefer to worship with their own race (although that was an interesting part in itself).
1. Reverend Michael Green and Rita are extremely attracted to each other and I quote: "She bent over to press the play button on the dvd player, her shirt raised slightly, revealing the small of her back, and the tip of her thong. Reverend Michael Green silently yearned to see more of her, but he quickly felt ashamed." This is just one of the examples of their attraction. It was fun to read. The author allowed these two Christian people to act human, but she never let them break their promise to God.
Of course, there are other issues, but these are the ones that I loved THE MOST.
It was only 264 pages; I read it in two days and now I'm waiting until who knows when for the next one! The book contained a few grammatical errors, but it certainly didn't take away from the plot. Like I said, I only noticed a few... three, maybe four at the most.
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE
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