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Posted March 20, 2012
An Unbelievable Intersection of Lives This is the third contempo
An Unbelievable Intersection of LivesWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This is the third contemporary romance I have read recently, and the second by a Christian writer. Normally I don't read this genre because the stories tend to focus on the self-centered "sufferings" of a heroine who doesn't have any real sufferings. I have been blessed, however, to find two out of three gems in the genre.
You know Maggie Montgomery has seen real trouble from the very beginning. But you also know she's learned to "pray without ceasing" in the most down to earth sense. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is "The Nanny" with tacked-on Christianity. This is no comedy. Grab your box of tissues and follow Maggie through her stunning discoveries and what people discover about her, themselves, and her God. Who becomes her only real friend? Someone who's totally off-limits. Who does she teach to pray? Not just the sweet little four-year-old boy she cares for. Whose lives does she change? Almost the entire rest of the cast of the book.
I thought the scenes at church were a little strange. They never met a single church member. Didn't even shake hands with the pastor or say his name. Some of the sermon illustrations were application rather than strictly correct interpretation, but the points made were easy to understand. The focus was on Maggie's living faith, and that shined clear. Romantic tension seesaws through everything, but was a little repetitive in the way was portrayed sometimes.
The characters were well-rounded, even the secondary ones. Plenty of internal and external conflicts keep the reader going and guessing. It's an excellent read with a resolution of so much more than just the impossible romance.
Posted March 15, 2012
Excellent love story
Maggie has a few dollars in her pocket, but she has God on her side. Keith was born into a family with millions, but he's empty on the inside. Staci Stallings has done an excellent job showing us it's not what's on the outside, but what's 'deep in the heart' that matters.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I enjoyed reading Maggie and Keith's story. The angst of their circumstances, both internal and external, kept me reading from beginning to end. I do love to read about handsome cowboys and the girls who love them. :-)
Posted October 28, 2011
Deep in the Heart is a beautiful story very well written by Staci Stallings. I loved every minute, every page of the book. I love reading books that the characters put God first, it reminded me to do just that. Thanks again Staci for such an amazing book! It's a must read!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.