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About the Author
- Publication date : December 10, 2013
- ASIN : B00GW19C3C
- File size : 2132 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 332 pages
- Publisher : Havilah Press Publications (December 10, 2013)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #548,450 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However…HOWEVER…the more of the story I read, the more I liked the characters. And I wanted to keep reading it to find out what happened next. Both indicate a great story that deserves a good review. The author also has an engaging writing style.
In the end, I decided to suspend my belief and suppose that the premise of the plot is possible, even if only slightly. In that case, the author did an excellent job of putting everything in motion, raising the stakes in each chapter, and bringing everything to a head at the climax…and to an ultimately satisfying conclusion (read: “happy ending”).
It’s not a traditional Christmas romance in the sense that it’s full of “warm-fuzzies”. For much of the book, it resembles more suspense than anything and involves a good deal of internal conflict. And, like I said, you have to be willing to suspend your belief pretty high up in the atmosphere to enjoy the story (IMHO). But if neither of those aspects bothers you and you just want a clean, sort of romantic suspense story that will grab your interest from the beginning and keep it the whole way through, I think you’d enjoy this book.
The story is one that I have never read before & I enjoyed that very much. This book has not only human love, but Christ love & forgiveness. How I wish more authors could write in the manner of this author! She has managed to write an incredible novel that is open & honest about love, sin, forgiveness, and justification for sin in easily understood way.
I was unable to stop reading & will read this book again! Highly recommended.
She does a wonderful job of creating characters that seem real. They become twined in your thoughts and heart. I find my expectations of people and ideas, of what forgiveness and love look like challenged and am prodded to rethink assumptions that I may not have even realized I had.
Audrey and Zain are characters that you want to know more about. They surprise you with their sense of humor and quirks. I found myself rooting for them and- though the book ended with a well satisfied sigh from me- I want to know more of their story and hope to see them in in future books. I feel a few other characters have stories I want to know too.
InTarnished Silver- through delightful characters and unexpected twists- fear, bitterness, and prided reveal how they might effect us in significant and subtle ways, how they can take root unrecognized or unacknowledged in our hearts.
They dwell in the character's hearts and thoughts and cause unforeseen consequences for them and those they love.
The characters grow spiritually as they pray, seek advice or are talked to pointedly through their struggles. They grow in maturity as well.
Most of all this is an unusual story that stole my heart and I hope you read it and become a fan of Audrey and Zains/
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review Chautona Havig's newest book! As I've come to expect with her novels, "Tarnished Silver" did not disappoint.
Audrey Seever has kept a very big secret for 25 years. Owner of Fairbury's popular baker, The Confectionary, she appears to be a happy and successful single businesswoman. When Audrey hires Kelly Cox to clean her home during the holiday season, little does she know that Kelly is going to accidentally stumble upon her secret. And not just stumble upon it, but delve deeper and deeper into Audrey's personal life until she unravels the mystery. Mortified at how far her curiosity has taken her, Kelly just wants to confess to Audrey and get it over with, but someone else is asking her to wait. This "long lost" man from Audrey's past is coming to Fairbury . . . and neither his life nor Audrey's will ever be the same.
I don't want to write too many details so as not to give away too much of the plot, but suffice it to say that you don't want to miss this wonderful holiday read! As always, I loved getting to take a trip back to Fairbury, home of some of my favorite characters. Somehow Chautona has managed to create a town and surrounding area that are so believable, I feel like I'm actually "there" every time I read one of the Rockland Chronicles. And it is especially delightful to visit Fairbury at Christmastime. :) This story was completely satisfying, from beginning to epilogue (SO glad she added the epilogue)!! Read it--you won't be disappointed. And while you're at it, pick up her other Christmas stories, "31 Kisses" and "Advent" too. They are all delightful!
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Totally recommend. Really stands out!
I don't think I've ever come across a book with this sort of premise before, and I'm not sure that I'd trust many authors to do justice to it, but this book was great. I had lots of stuff I should probably have been doing, but I'm afraid it mostly didn't happen because I found this so hard to put down. Many books have big misunderstandings along the way that create the story, but this just has one, right at the start, that sets the scene for all the rest. The truth of that long-ago romance is gradually revealed over the course of the book, while the various characters' present actions are looked at in turn, slowly working to bring the long-estranged husband and wife back together. Forgiveness plays a big part in the story, and there is considerable mention of the duties of a husband and wife in marriage, with God as an overarching theme, though not in everyone's mouths all the time.
All in all, if you want a short light read, look elsewhere, but if you want a good book that you can really get your teeth into, I would highly recommend this book. The content is clean and the writing good. I particularly liked the interactions between his parents...
God blesses faithfulness.