- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: W.B. Campbell Publications; Revised edition (December 9, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979045800
- ISBN-13: 978-0979045806
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,637,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First Sunday in October Paperback – December 9, 2006
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There were times when Julia and Reggie were so stubborn that I wanted to just take them by their heads and knock them together. But that would've killd the beauty in this story. Wanda allowed the beauty of the story to drip from her pen, making it a perfect love story.
The chemistry between these two was obvious but their self control and respect for the Higher power was right on point. I recommed this book for anyone who loves a good romance.
Congrats Wanda, this is a wonderfully told story and I look forward to your next offering!
Julia Simone is not the ordinary woman. Her outer persona is the reflection of a successful woman in total control of her surroundings. The same can be said for Pastor Reginald Pennington.
The two are mature and know what they want out of life. Through happenstance they enter into a business agreement. Exposure to one another opens the door to possibilities beyond business. It will be Pastor Pennington's preconceived notion of who she is and the truth of what he expects that jeopardizes what could be. Additionally each has a past that is blocking their way to true happiness.
Unlike most romance novels, First Sunday in October takes its characters and readers through the process of becoming a friend and then growing through friendship. As like turns to love the story is not infiltrated with the trappings of steamy date nights and/or gratuitous bedroom scenes. Combining biblical truths with a strong storyline Author Campbell has presented a tale well worth reading.
Reviewer/Dr. Linda F. Beed
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Julia Simone is an extremely wealthy business-owner. She was married and widowed at a very young age. She has one daughter, Shay, who is now in college. She also had a second, abusive marriage and has kept herself away from relationships for years. Now at forty, she is ready for love but does not know if she can trust.
A series of circumstances bring Reggie and Julia together and though they are taken in by the other's spirituality and attractiveness, they both decide they can not have a relationship with the other. However, they are unable to stay apart, so they decide to be, `Just Friends.' Of course, their feelings grow but they are plagued by misunderstanding and miscommunications. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this realistically, portrayed book of how Christians date, while also seeing portrayals of real people and their struggles. Ms. Campbell penned a wonderfully, romantic, spirit-filled first novel.
I recommend First Sunday in October to those who enjoy Christian Fiction and to anyone who enjoys a well-told romantic story.
Julia is a self-made millionaire that wants for nothing and Rev. Pennington is not sure he will feel needed in the relationship. Because of their past hurts, Julia and Rev. Pennington are confused and in love. They struggle to let their guards down and totally open their hearts to one another. In the end, they discover through trust, forgiveness, honesty and a good support system, true love can be found.
I really enjoyed that I was able to see growth in Ms. Campbell's characters as the storyline developed. I look forward to more from this author.
Reviewed by Tavares Carney
for The Culture Clique Book Club