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If you long for stories to share with those who do not yet know Messiah, put author Lorana Hanna Hoopes (author Lorana Hoopes) on your reading list! And, if you want to feel inspired to help fulfill our Lords Great Commission, gift or recommend this book to those who need to experience the love of a carrying God who died for us so we could live with Him.
Paula Rose Michelson writes Inspirational Christian Romance, Psychological Suspense Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help, and works to encourage. Her Kindle eBooks & Paperbacks are available on Amazon.
I loved the way this author showed the ugly side of abortion, how Sandra did not want the abortion but did it because her boyfriend Peter pressured her to do and refused to discuss the chance of keeping the baby. It is only after Sandra has the procedure and their relationship breaks down doe her boyfriend realises what he has done.
Throughout this book you feel each emotion that Sandra goes through as you watch battle with depression and turning to alcohol to mask the pain she is feeling.
On one of her worst days Sandra is given the support of a stranger how lives in the same apartment block and through friends set up of a blind date she again meets this stranger Henry. Sandra comes to the realization that all the negative and disturbing feeling she had when around her ex-boyfriend she does not have with Henry.
Very early in the relationship Henry introduces Sandra to his faith in God, Jesus and his church and Sandra begins to explore this new appreciation for Henry’s dedication to his faith but she always doubts within herself why God would forgive her for her sin of abortion. Henry and Sandra are together for many months, when Henry proposes to Sandra which she agrees to but she keeps her secret from Henry.
After being married for two years and trying to have a child of their own Sandra discovers because of her abortion she can no longer have children and thinks god is punishing her for her sins. But the real test of life and their combine belief in their faith in god is when Sandra and Henry are involved in a motor vehicle accident leaving lasting effects on both.
Will their marriage survive? Will Sandra still have faith in God or will she turn her back.
Though this book does have a happy ending for the couple there are a lot of tests and challenges for them both and how they struggle especially Sandra to keep her belief in God and that he does love her, will guide her to the path where she can carry his message of love but also have an impact on other women’s lives by telling her story. This book though it’s a romance is about one woman’s journey both the ugly and the good.
There were a few very strong messages in this book and though I myself am not very religious, I do believe in God and Jesus and found that I could relate very much to what Sandra was going through, why people came into her life at just the right moments when she needed help the most and how she could change the lives of other.
This book truly is empowering to any woman that reads it, though it has a strong religious component to it, it is not all the book is about.
I will defiantly have been reading this book again in time, like today I took away something powerful and profound, I am sure any future times that I read this book, it will have different messages for me. If you are not religious please don’t shun this book because to the religious content there is so much more to this book and deserves a read
Everyone needs a bit of inspiration from time to time and Where it All Began is the perfect story to fall into for not only great entertainments, but for a blessing and reminder to have faith.
This review was originally posted on my blog, Texas Book Nook.
I received a copy of the novel for review from the Author.
The story begins with a woman who is busy with her career and live-in boyfriend when she finds out she is pregnant. Uncertain, but pressured, she has an abortion and descends into depression and alcoholism to cope. She finds little comfort from others, and her boyfriend leaves her for another woman. Finally, she finds the right man who also introduces her to the Lord, who gives her hope. They marry, but she does not disclose her abortion until she finds out the abortion damaged her and she cannot have the family she and her husband dream of. When he finds out... without divulging the rest of the story, tragedy happens. She finds strength through the Lord and encourages others to not abort. She also adopts, and the story ends happily
I really enjoyed the story and hope to read the next in the series as well. A great Christian fiction read.
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