- File Size: 854 KB
- Print Length: 176 pages
- Publisher: Barbour Books (April 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008UU4Y36
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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John's Quest (Truly Yours Digital Editions) Kindle Edition
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Monica Crawford was recently promoted in her job, happy with her best friends from church and accepting her singleness. It's still a sore spot seeing the man she loved with his wife and child at church, but she was over him, right? Then everything changed. Her sister who had disappeared with her blind son two years ago knocked on her door, left Scotty with her and heads off to see the world. The first man she meets in two years that grabs her attention isn't a Christian. How can life change so quickly?
John French teaches at the University but on the side he enjoys teaching blind students their math and braille. He wasn't able to help his younger brother so this is his way of giving back. When he takes on tutoring Scotty he would love to take on dating Scotty's aunt. Only his religious beliefs and hers stand between them.
A story about accepting changes and believing that God is big enough to change others. Also how someone with a disability may need some special attention but it's important to treat them as you would anyone else.
*This book was provided for review by the author*
I loved the descriptions because it took me right there to the scenes. I could have imagined myself at the ocean front enjoying the breeze and eating sea food.
Most of the time, I do not read short stories because the story is not developed well. I was surprised that the story that Cecelia has written was nicely timed and did not feel as it had been rushed. It was nicely developed. Just at the beginning of the story, I have felt that the attraction between hero and heroine was starting to move too fast. Hero's baldness to get closer to the heroine who was a stranger to him was less believable to me, and heroine's trust to people she did not even know for longer than fifteen minutes was also strange. But there are people who move fast and feel strong attraction, but I would not say the same thing about people who are in their late thirties like hero and heroine in this book. But it could have been true as well.
I liked the story. It got a bit emotional towards the end when Monica formed a strong bond with her nephew, and it was really hard for her to lose that bond when mother came back into the picture again. I did hold my tears from not crying.
But something was amiss for me. I cannot really say what. I am trying to think hard to say why the story would not be rated five stars, and it seems that I cannot find the words to explain myself. It has to do more with my taste for stories and things that really capture me. I was not at the edge of my seat and not strongly curious to know what happens next. It was not intriguing. But anyway, I did enjoy how Cecelia tried to explain existence of God to agonistic people. I took a few pointers myself, since I get across a few unbelievers from time to time, and we discuss religion. Also, in life people have doubts, so I like the way that Cecelia lead the conversations.
I have felt serene reading the first story.
To the writer:
I do not know why your publisher said that scenes were too hot. Whatever you left out, it did not feel too much. The strongest word that has been used was the word "enticed". The rest was just hugs and kisses.
A really clean romance with a spiritual walk with God!
I would have liked the story better if the romantic aspects had been built rather than just appeared. Although I understand that attraction can be instantaneous, this thread of the plot seemed a bit rushed. Thankfully, Cecelia did build some conflict into the story by making Monica unwilling to date John because he wasn't a Christian. The dialogue is a bit on the sterile side, very proper and completely thought out (like a Wanda Brunstetter novel), unlike how the people I know speak. Overall, this is a sweet story, but wouldn't make my "must read" list.