A Gift Like No Other: An O'Connor Christmas Novella (NOTE: Edgy Inspirational) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07Y4887Y5
- Publication date : October 20, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3448 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 129 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #510,828 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A Gift Like No Other is no exception. Julie expertly tackles what twenty-first century readers might consider an antiquated problem in a marriage--a mother longing to work outside the home. She shows readers exactly why that could be a bone of contention, even today, and gives Faith and Collin realistic and timely motivations for what they want. Even though Collin acted like a bonehead for much of the book, I sympathized with him and saw exactly why he felt like he did, especially toward little Brendan. Heck, I'm rooting for Faith to get pregnant one more time and give him another boy. Somebody's gotta keep Luke McGee on his toes!
As for Faith, it was such a treat to reunite with one of my favorite literary sisters. She remains the kind of woman and Christ-follower I want to be, while proving in this installment that yes, she's actually human. I disapprove of her slapping Collin, especially coming from a twenty-first century mindset. But I do love that Julie made it clear, one spouse putting their hands on the other in anger is never okay. Too often, women get a pass. And I have to say, temper or not, it was almost a relief to see our "saintly" Faith get mad a couple times.
The O'Connor women, from Marcy to Annie, are still a delight and a half. I have to say, I especially loved Charity in this installment even though it wasn't her book. She's grown so much, and I'm so proud of her! This book kind of makes me want to revisit A Passion Redeemed and say, Just you wait, sweet girl. God loves you so much and is gonna knock your socks off!
In fact, I think that's the point of this whole novella. God loves us beyond imagining, and marriage is only an earthly shadow of that (but what a shadow it is)! Yes, this novella gets steamy, so no, I wouldn't put it in the hands of a teen. But for us young adult women....oh, yum, yum, YUM. And as always, Julie makes the passion more enjoyable *because* it's pure and right. I pride myself on being practical and somewhat unromantic, but...yes, I want my Collin or Brady to come!
I don't cry at books often, but I *almost* got misty when Collin gave Faith his big Christmas gift. That was in fact my favorite part. I long to feel God's love like that, and someday a man's love. Until then, Julie, thank you so for this gift, and the gift of your writing. May I be like you when i grow up.
I definitely loved the characters Faith and Collin, they were one of my favorite couples from the series! Coin can be so swoon worthy and Faith is just so sweet you can’t help but love her. They are both just so sweet and so in love. As usual with Julie Lessman’s books I love how she always has passion, not only between the hero and heroine but also passion for Christ. And trust me there was definitely passion and romance in this book! Since they were having a rough patch there were a few parts that made me sad, which will happen when you are so invested and connected to the characters. However, they have a HEA and I loved the book!! I also love how she always manages to have a practical life lesson in there. There are great reminders for any marriage because marriage can be hardwork. It also reminded me of the importance and the power of prayer!! This is a book I would gladly eat over and over again! I definitely enjoyed A Gift Like No Other and would highly recommend it!
Another sweet Romance from one of my very favorite Romance writers. As avid readers of Ms. Lessman’s books, we all know the passion she has in all of her books, and this one is very passionate. Collin and Faith were experiencing marriage problems, it is the 1930’s and Collin strongly believes in women staying at home raising their children instead of working, but Faith is just as determined that she work. And Collin is not a happy husband.
These two well developed, head strong characters had me both laughing and crying as Collin and Faith have the fight of all fights in their 17 years of marriage. And following their mistakes, discussions for help, and their kids asking what is wrong, Ms. Lessman does a fantastic job of weaving the problems together with scripture on what the Bible says about their issues. This story shows that even the couples everyone may think has a perfect marriage, have problems and sometimes major ones. And it takes a lot of prayer, support and trusting God to fix the issues. And though this is a wonderful book for married couples, I do not recommend it for those who are not married, whether it be couples or single. See Julie’s note at the beginning of this review.
A big thank you to Julie Lessman for a copy of this book, and for inviting me to join this tour. I love this sweet author as well as her books. If you have never read a book by Ms. Lessman, I highly recommend any of her books, and you can start with this one!
A copy of this book was given to me by the author or publisher. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.