When Hearts Collide Kindle Edition
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From the Author
The more books I read, no matter the genre, the more I am drawn to authentic, broken characters, who long for (and hopefully achieve) a second chance - both in love and in life. This is the essence of When Hearts Collide. Both Lacey and Jay long for a second chance.
I'd had the beginnings of the story that is When Hearts Collide,in my mind for many years after I graduated high school. It was partially inspired by a YA book I read in high school that I cannot remember the name to,and it's almost Romeo & Juliet-esque. (You'll have to read it to figure out why.) I recall reading a handful of contemporary YA Romeo & Juliet retellings and being inspired by those.
I remember, junior year in high school, sitting in the balcony at a memorial service for a young high school kid who died in a car accident; many early drafts were recreations of that very event. The car accident, the memorial service, how the family reacted, who might have been involved. Even now, in the final draft, you'll see images and references of the memorial service. Over the years, the car accident itself morphed into something much different.
I hope you truly enjoy this story of romance, faith, forgiveness, and second chances.
Look for the last installment - Anchor My Heart - in 2021
- ASIN : B07H4S9J6L
- Publisher : Anaiah Press, LLC (September 10, 2018)
- Publication date : September 10, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 5255 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 331 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1947327348
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #885,699 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Lacey is devastated by the loss of her sister and still struggles every day with anger and pain from that fateful day. Not only is Lacey trying to move on from losing her sister, but also the divorce of her parents. It was hard for Lacey to grasp the idea that her mother could forgive the person who accidentally killed her sister. I think what was even harder for Lacey was the fact that her mother couldn’t forgive her dad for something he did that hurt so much that divorce was the outcome. It brings up a good point of showing how we choose to forgive one person but not another one. God doesn’t say one sin is worse than the other. Sin is sin and not measured by anything. I have been guilty of not forgiving someone . I allowed my pride to interfere and refuse to let go of my bitterness.
The story is very well written and I really liked the journey Jay took as he allowed God to change him from the inside out. It is a very emotional look at second chances and how one person was able to completely change their life through the love of Jesus. I liked how the author had Lacey and Jay become friends. Jay knows that Lacey is angry at God but he doesn’t know why. He does ask Lacey to go to church with him, but she refuses.
The author uses two hurting people and walks them through trials as they both struggle with lingering questions of why. Don’t we sometimes question why God let’s bad things happen? Why didn’t he heal our loved one or why do we struggle so much in our lives? Theses questions are all valid and the author uses examples to help explain sone of the answers to these questions.
I loved everything about this book and how the author takes several characters through a journey to forgiveness and making amends with family and friends. One of the most powerful things in this story is a confession that is made by someone. Even though it will hurt others, I feel that the person was set free from guilt. Never doubt that your testimony is not important. The trials we go through help us become stronger and by sharing what God did in your life can help someone struggling with the same issues. God loves us and wants us to walk in peace and freedom.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.