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Finders Keepers (Carrington Family Romance Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B01EBEHQOI
- Publisher : Radiant Publications (May 23, 2016)
- Publication date : May 23, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 2540 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 336 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #660,896 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The only way to protect ourselves from being long-term angry and running away from God is to go to Him, ask Him to open our eyes to see a situation as He views it, and to talk to Him — sometimes really loudly — about our true feelings. God wants a relationship with us. Real relationships have happy, sad, angry, contented, and mundane moments. God wants a relationship in all those moments.
From June 2018 – January 2019 I unexpectedly lost a best friend who was like a big brother to me and my step-dad. These two men were two of the best men I knew. Honestly, for men, they were superheroes here on earth. At first, I was shocked and devastated, so much so I was sick to my stomach. I felt like I couldn’t breathe and my mind felt numb. I had crater-sized holes in my heart. I also became angry — so, so angry — but I didn’t want to be angry at God. God did not cause the accidents that took these men’s lives — humans did. So I prayed: “God, please help me to see these situations through Your eyes. Don’t leave me!”
Nothing magical happened. God didn’t send me a dream or send an angel-messenger to explain the tragedies to me. BUT, God did show me a truth. Both my brother-friend and my step-dad were community servers. They loved helping people and saving the day. Both were EMT/firefighter/medical people. If either one of them had survived their accidents they would have been laid up for the rest of their lives. That would have killed their very souls. Instead, God took them home (they are both BIG Jesus believers). This truth, coupled with the fact that wanting them with me is just purely selfish (would you tell someone who’s with Jesus right now to come back to earth? Yeah, me neither) helped me to see the situation from God’s perspective. It doesn’t make the loss easier, but I feel a peace I didn’t feel before God put these thoughts in my brain. And, this revelation from God made me realize, as Trent realizes in Finders Keepers, that God fills my hurting, empty places. It taught me that running from God is just plain stupid. God is the balm to our souls. When we are hurting He wants to fix us!
Finders Keepers is an excellent novel. I barely touched the surface with this review. With captivating and highly relatable characters, a plot that makes you want to stay up well past bedtime to keep reading, and timely themes, Finders Keepers by Sarah Monzon is a story not to be missed!
I purchased an eBook copy of this book from Amazon.com on September 3, 2017, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
I highly recommend this story. I look forward to reading other stories in the Carrington family series.
Fans of Becky Wade's books "Meant to be Mine" and "Falling for You" who loved the characters of Ty Porter and Corbin Stewart will absolutely love Trent Carrington because he has many of the same personality traits as Ty and Corbin. Trent is a handsome, confident (sometimes cocky) ladies man who is used to getting what he wants. The contemporary storyline was so captivating, and I loved the bantering between Summer and Trent. I was getting so invested in the contemporary storyline, and then when the next chapter switched to the historical timeline, I just wanted to find out more about what would happen next with Summer and Trent!
The historical storyline took place in 1689 and told the story of Isabella Castellano and her escape from her abusive stepfather in Spain. She disguised herself as a boy and boarded a ship headed to the New World. Danger and the threat of mutiny follow her journey to the New World.
Both storylines were well written, but I preferred the contemporary storyline probably because I loved the character of Trent so much. His and Summer's spiritual journey throughout the story helped them realize that even though bad things happen to good people, God is always there with them.
The only part I thought was a little too drawn out was the conversation between Summer and Anita (Trent's mom). Anita was talking to her in great detail about God and the Bible, and then they were praying together. I prefer the stories that are more like the parables that Jesus told his disciples, in which they don't sound too preachy but still convey the spiritual lesson. However, I know many people do enjoy that in the Christian Fiction they read.
Overall, wonderful book. I can't wait to read the next two books in the series!!
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Trent grew up in a Christian home, but has become angry with God and is living a self-serving life. However after meeting Summer he starts having feelings he has never had for a women before and wants to pursue them, but Summer is not interested in a relationship with a guy like him no matter how her heart reacts to him. The banter between these two was entertaining. Trent really annoyed me at first with his constant flirting and womanizing but through his determination to prove to Summer that he was worthy of her he grew on me. Summer was the perfect girl for him as she wasn’t swayed by his charm and could put him in his place. By the end I felt like he was worthy of Summer.
One of my favourite moments was Trent’s conversation with an ex that got him really thinking about his life and lead to his reconciliation with God. Summer does not know her biological father and doesn’t know what a loving father is like but the way Trent’s mom explains the love of God to her helps her understand. I look forward to seeing what Ms. Monzon has in store for readers in the future.