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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Highly Recommended Christian Romance Book

    I loved this book! I really enjoyed the storyline and how the characters in the story played off of one another. To me, this Christian Fiction book really embraced the concept of prayer; I appreciate the way the Author captured a sense of the spirit realm within the book. I enjoyed reading about the interactions between the main characters. I like how the Author did not shy away from the physical attraction between the main characters giving this book a more realistic view of how people think and feel. Overall, it was a very good love story with a deeper meaning! I would recommend it to my friends!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

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    A different kind of story with sweet characters and a powerful m

    A different kind of story with sweet characters and a powerful message. This one's a must-read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

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    *mild spoilers* Christian romances comprise a challenging balanc

    *mild spoilers*
    Christian romances comprise a challenging balance of sexual tension and purity. Many times, sexual tension never comes into play, resulting in a feel-good romance where the boy gets the girl and they all live happily ever after. It's a modern revamp of the fairy tales from our youth. Don't misunderstand. Those are fun to read, but what does a Christian lady do when she wants a little spice between the pages? Something that reads a little closer to life while encouraging her with a realistic happy ending for a lady of faith?

    You read The Covering by Dana Pratola.

    Tessa, the female protagonist, is a lady after my own heart. More than anything she wants to be the "Jesus Example" to those around her, and to live in a way that He would be proud. Like me, she battles with her temper, of putting her foot in her mouth, and she is tormented by the poor decisions of her life. However, she moves on, determination and faith pressing her onward.

    Then Gunnar strides into her life and pushes every hot little button he can get his hands on.

    Not-so-figuratively speaking.

    The attraction is heady, physical, and enough to cause Tessa more than a single moment of temptation and confusion. After all, Gunnar isn't a believer. In fact, he makes it blatantly clear he has no desire to become one. But that doesn't usher away the attraction. Later, when Gunnar begins to show a more tender side to his nature, it definitely does not alleviate Tessa's inner turmoil.

    This zing and clash of emotions is one of the best aspects of the novel. It injects a powerful feel of realism to the romance. In fact, Dana has used this tension as a poignant reminder of our own personal challenges, regardless of our belief system, and how we should and could face them in victory.

    Tessa learns much about her character because of her willingness to look herself in the face and see her failings as God sees them: a work in progress. Thus challenged, she attempts to do better at treating Gunnar with respect and understanding, and admitting when she is out of line. It is this humility which continues to attract Gunnar, and allows God to begin softening his heart until he, too, becomes a believer.

    Dana handles the conflicts and romance in The Covering from a common-sense/Christian world view, spinning an edgy and powerful story. I would recommend this novel to my Christian and non-Christian friends alike.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

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    falling in love with the devil

    Tessa is a sweet Christian woman who's trying to decide what God is directing her to do with her life.
    Gunnar is a bike riding "heathen" being taunted by the devil. They meet when they both crash at Tessa's brother's house. They are both having housing issues and need a place to stay.

    The attraction is instant, but so is the fear and the dislike. Tessa is scared of how Gunnar makes her feel and his violent reactions to almost everything. Gunnar doesn't exactly have the best past and doesn't feel he's worthy of someone as "clean and pure" as Tessa.

    The book deals with intercessory prayer, encounters with angels and demons and salvation. And at the heart of the story is a beautiful love. There is God's love for His children and a romantic love story.

    As I've mentioned before I'm always up for another romance and Christian fiction is one of my favorites. The story was gripping and thought provoking. My only complaint would be with some of the theology. But since most people won't be reading this for the theology I think it's not going to be an issue for many people.
    Can't wait to read the author's next books.

    I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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