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This review is from: Discovering Hope (Kindle Edition)
Jay and Hope are on the road to discovering what true friendship is all about.
The thing I love most about Chautona's writing is her ability to blend interesting characters, good clean humour and timely truths. It is so refreshing to have characters who are uncomplicated in their honestly and integrity. So often in stories we read of people second guessing each other, making assumptions and drawing negative conclusions. I love that Chautona's characters talk - they are open, truthful, challenging and willing to listen. This in no way means they are boring. It means that when there is doubt, fear, mistrust or questions they are brave and daring enough to face the issues head on and are willing to hear and adjust. To me these are very strong characteristics to have and make me want to spend more time with these people.
This book is about friendship. It's about having an open and accepting heart. It's about appreciating enjoying cultural differences. The story is gentle but in no way soft. Although Mrs. Havig claims not to be a romantic ... you could have fooled me!!! She understands romance as a gift to be treasured and savoured. I sort of fell in love with Jay myself ;)
Another very refreshing aspect of this story is the journey Jay takes as he discovers who Jesus is. I've seen too many Christians become offended by the doubts and questions thrown their way. Jay was allowed to question, he was given the freedom and time to search for answers and possibly most importantly, he had a friend who let him make his own decision.
Discovering Hope is delightful.
Thank you Chautona for another very enjoyable book. Keep `em coming.