- File Size: 594 KB
- Print Length: 201 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (June 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01EZM8MD0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #823,470 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I found this book to be refreshing in its portrayal of the characters involved in Sophia's life. These were people I could meet at any time. Real people, with real hearts and real mistakes. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked. By the end of the fourth chapter, I found myself eager to see how the book ended, but concerned that, once over, I would miss these people.
Ms. Castle's second book has been given a contract and I am eager to see what she comes up with next.
The author has that "je ne sais quoi" of descriptive writing. She just nails it:
"Sophie heard footsteps and voices in the hall. She tensed, afraid any interruption would jar Jackson back into reticence. But the sounds receded."
I look forward to reading more from Nell Castle!
This book is a prime example illustrating how imperfect humans are.
In "A Leap of Faith", Sophia attempted to become the perfect woman for Christopher by losing an unhealthy amount of weight by basically eating like a baby bird. Why? I didn't see his appeal. He was a man whose needs came first. I would say 'love is blind' but I don't think she truly loved him and he never loved her.
I understand her desire to become a mother but haven't we all learned a marriage is doomed to fail without love and why even consider bringing a child into that situation.
As for Pastor Jackson, he showed an imperfection by lying when he said, "Actually, I've got my eye on a couple women." He also broke the tenth commandment, Thou Shall Not Covet.
Even though there were a few things I didn't particularly love about A Leap of Faith, there were many areas I did enjoy very much.
1.) Franny and Sam: They were married 50 years before he passed away and anyone could see, feel the love they had for one another.
2.) Jackson's lobster picnic idea for Franny and Sam was extremely sweet and romantic. He went above and beyond the duties of a minister.
3.) This quote: "If we can send a man to the moon, how can we still let kids go to bed hungry?" I couldn't agree more and that's why I believe we all should do our part to make sure no one has to wonder if they are eating today.
Nell, I can tell by your book you are a key member of your community and I'm sure they appreciate everything you do and the time you devote to others.
And I appreciate you writing A Leap of Faith ---- a book less about romance (for me) and more about helping out your fellow 'man' and PAYING IT FORWARD.
The romance is sweet and poignant, and more importantly, the characters Jackson and Sophie, the hero and heroine, and two side characters, Katie and Hazel, come alive on the page.
As a reader, even though you know the happily-ever-after is coming—this is a romance, no matter its sub-genre—you’ll want to know how the characters overcome their struggles.
And the struggles Castle depicts are oh so relatable. Body-image issues? Check. Boundaries in friendships? Check. (I mean, who hasn’t experienced well-meaning advice that crosses the line between caring and meddling, either on the giving or receiving end?) Second-chances, forgiveness, self-worth? Check, check, check.
Nell Castle’s A Leap of Faith is a beautiful novel of a believable, and satisfying romance, and so much more. Highly recommend.