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Posted January 29, 2009
A page turner to the end!
A Family Forever is probably the best Love Inspired I've ever read in regards to romance and keeping you turning the pages. And I've read well over a hundred. Yeah, I even got a bit choked up. What a cool hero! I fell in love with him as well. Why couldn't all men be that cool? hehehe... Brenda has a knack for tugging at your heartstrings. I saw that in her first book, Finding Hope published in 2003, so I knew this one would deliver as well. There's only one thing... While I can see why they wanted to name the title what they did (A Family Forever), the story was much more exciting than the title implies. Same with the cover. It's not just about pregnancy. So if potential readers look at the title and cover and as the result, plan to dismiss it, they need to think again. This story is AWESOME. Frankly, I wish all Love Inspireds were this good, because if they were I never would have ended my subscription back in late 2003. I do buy some on occasion at the store, and some are very good, but few pack this kind of punch. This is a must read, in my opinion, for the true romance lover. The spirituality thread in this story is also very deep, and more like a blanket. It's not just 'they went to church,' or 'they prayed,' or 'they found their path or faith again.' This one delves deep and satisfies in every way. There's no fluff here, just intense, unconditional and committed love transforming the heart of a woman who never believed she could love and trust again. Brenda pulls this off with perfection! Highly recommended!
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Posted October 5, 2007
Every once in a while a book comes around that captures your heart and refuses to let you NOT like it. This is one of those books. I'm not saying it doesn't have it's faults. There are times that I wished a word was changed or something someone said was different, but in the end, despite those things, I find that I still absolutely adore this book. Don't let the fact that this is a Love Inspired Christian romance fool you. This is a book for everyone. And while it is the best Love Inspired book I've ever read, it is also one of the best BOOKS I've ever read. Period. I guess there's just something about it that keeps making me come back and read it all over again. I've lost track of how many times I've read it. The story is a good one. Shelby Franklin is a violinist who teaches at a school during the school year and tutors privately as well. When her fiance, David, dies suddenly, she doesn't know what to do. In a moment of weakness she did something that she regrets and now she finds herself just barely pregnant and being proposed to by David's older brother, Tucker, who has figured out all this on his own. Tucker believes that the baby should be brought up by people who loved David. He knows that Shelby doesn't want to give the baby up and that her mother and step father won't support her. Seeing no other choice, Shelby agrees to marry him, so she can give her baby a brighter future, even if that means marrying a man she doesn't love. What Shelby doesn't expect is that she may actually enjoy being with Tucker, although she refuses a physical relationship. They create an easygoing companionship and become good friends. Shelby feels guilty that he has saddled himself with a woman he doesn't love and feels she is taking away any chance of him ever being happy. I won't tell what happens throughout the story because I don't want to spoil it, but it gets even better. The characters are believable, even if Tucker is almost too perfect, and I love how Shelby tries so hard to hate Tucker when she can't and how Tucker wants so badly to make their marriage work, so one day when they least expect it, they'll just fall in love. So many problems are discussed and they really make you put some thought into your life and what you should to help certain things along or to make stronger efforts. It also deals with Christianity and how Shelby has lost contact with God. Even if you aren't a Christen, I think her journey will touch you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 3, 2011
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