Michelle Sutton is the author of over twenty inspirational novels. She lives with her family in Arizona.
Their Separate Waysby Michelle Sutton
Tony Perotta and Hope Williams are each recovering from their affair and trying to work things out in their marriages. But what happened when they went their separate ways? Did they heal enough to enjoy their marriages as before, or were they worse off after their sin was
Forgiveness is a beautiful thing when you experience it in marriage... But what if you don't?
Tony Perotta and Hope Williams are each recovering from their affair and trying to work things out in their marriages. But what happened when they went their separate ways? Did they heal enough to enjoy their marriages as before, or were they worse off after their sin was exposed?
Their Separate Ways takes a close-up look at their hearts and their family situations as they reflect on the painful memories resulting from that devastating choice and they attempt to return their lives to normal. Experience with them the vast difference between couples who know true forgiveness and hope, and those who don't.
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Their Separate Ways by Edgy Christian Fiction writer and healing hearts author Michelle Sutton published by Sword of the Spirit Publishing, copyright 2011, continues the saga of Hope Williams and Tony Perotta. Hope finds forgiveness and love in the arms of her husband, but Tony's wife doesn't know how to forgive, and she's abusive. This novel vividly contrasts the differences between a Christ-centered marriage and one lacking Jesus. While Hope and her husband pray together to make their marriage work, Brenda and Tony continue down the same path, with only a brief intermission. While Brenda's expecting, things are better, but even during this time, the two do not form bonds and grow close in love and forgiveness. Hope and her husband take a cruise and act like young kids in love all over again, and more importantly, they keep God in their marriage. On the other hand, God is never part of Tony and Brenda's marriage or lives, and the two make no plans together. Tony might have been 'hot', but this novel proves that despite being 'hot,' one can still be a wimp, and he was a 'hot' wimp in more ways than one. He didn't stand up to Brenda when she abused him until the end of the second novel, and he wasn't strong enough to keep his promise to her. He wasn't strong enough to avoid or say no to temptation, and he pays dearly for it in the form of a rough life and a failed marriage. Tony fails to change his womanizing ways despite promising Brenda he would, but the surprise twist at the end of the book, provides his just dessert. I loved the ending. I highly recommend the first novel Not Without Hope and this one as well. Both are five-star books that have the potential to change lives and touch hearts because when it comes to writing, Michelle Sutton is no wimp. She's not afraid to touch those 'hot' topics that some avoid; thus, her novels are realistic, and her characters are unforgettable.
Loved this story. Michelle did a wonderful job of depicting the ongoing struggle to rebuild a marriage after something as traumatic and difficult as an affair. The struggle to trust. The struggle against suspicion and fear Satan wants both parties to feel to undermine the relationship. The struggle with insecurity. She also illustrated so well how God can use even our biggest foul ups to build something great and to help others when we repent and turn those sins over to Him. Outstanding!
Their Separate Ways Their Separate Ways by Michelle Sutton follows the lives of Hope and Tony in the aftermath of their illicit love affair, chronicled in the book Never Without Hope. In the first book, we get an intimate glimpse into the life of Hope, who despite the fact that she is a Christian, finds herself attracted to another man. She soon falls headlong into a steamy love affair with Tony, an attractive Italian immigrant. Both Tony and Hope are married, however, and in the second book, Their Separate Ways, we alternate between Tony’s point of view and Hope’s as they each struggle to put their marriages – and their lives, back together. Most of the conflict centers around the two couples’ sexual lives. Make no mistake – this is one steamy book, especially given the Christian message it espouses. Sutton includes an introduction where she explains her motivation for writing the book and warns readers of the explicit nature of some of the sexual scenes. Given that warning, readers should be able to skim the parts that they find too graphic and get to the real crux of the story – the marked difference between the way the two couples try to handle the stress of the affair and ultimately find healing. I especially appreciated the way Sutton treated the relationship of Hope and her husband James. Although they had God on their side, it was not an easy road and there were no pat answers. It took time for healing to take place, fraught with many trials, doubts and stumbles along the way. I found this to be very true to life. As long as readers aren’t put off by the sexual content, this book is an excellent source of hope and encouragement for people struggling with sexual sin, or any other form of trial, for that matter.