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"Why is that crazy? Opposites attract, right? Our differences are what make us right for each other." He took her hand in his, gently caressing the wedding ring he'd placed on her finger just twenty-four hours earlier. "Did you know I had my eye on you ever since the eighth grade?"
Nina laughed. "How could I not-I could practically feel those eyes staring at me, since you always sat behind me."
"Your last name was Harris. Mine was Howard. The teachers always sat everyone in alphabetical order for homeroom-I thanked God every single day for that blessing."
"I bet. Still, we never really talked until Spring Break of our senior year. If you were interested in me all that time, why didn't you ever tell me?"
He shrugged as he now rubbed the wedding ring on his own finger. "Because I'm not like you, remember? I wasn't able to speak my mind as freely as you did ... as freely as you still do. Getting rejected by you would have been too hard for me to deal with."
"But that's just it-I wouldn't have rejected you. In fact ... I was waiting for you."
"God, it feels so good to hear you say that. And now that you have me, was it worththe wait?"
Nina smiled and traced her finger down his chest. "Lord knows it was."
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Posted April 7, 2009
I rate the book as okay. I didn't feel that spiritual lift that I was expecting to feel. I believe in God and Jesus Christ as my personal Savior but I felt nothing while reading this book. It was just another story to me; it didn't move me. I am glad I brought the book as a clearence item.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 25, 2007
I didn't know what to expect. So many books assault us with sudden unwanted views of Life. But this was DIFFERENT! BROTHER WORD drew me in and held me with its substance and intrigue. I couldn't wait to have some downtime so I could find out what was going on with these folks that I felt a kinship with. It is unusual to find a good novel about Christians who use the WORD of GOD to help them navigate this earthly journey. I was sorry the story ended. I wanted more -So, I bought A MAN INSPIRED. Different characters same GREAT SATISFACTION. I looked for more when I finished it, but could not find another. Destiny's Cry was not available. But, THANK YOU DEREK JACKSON. Your books are collectible reading we share with family and friends as gifts. Your books are a Praise to the glory of GOD.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.