Covenant Child

Covenant Child

by Terri Blackstock
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Overview

Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

The press called them "Billion Dollar Babies", heirs to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But upon the deaths of their father and grandparents, the court system rips the three-year-olds from the arms of the stepmother who loves them and places them with their cruel maternal grandparents. Though Eloise and Deke Krebbs plan to win that fortune for themselves, what they get for the purpose of raising the children they squander in gambling casinos while the twins fend for themselves. Kara and Lizzie grow up believing they are worthless...until that day when they learn the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595543288
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 07/17/2007
Series: Women of Faith Fiction Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Terri Blackstock has sold over seven million books worldwide and is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, and the Restoration Series. Visit her website at www.terriblackstock.com Facebook: tblackstock Twitter: @terriblackstock

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Covenant Child 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
themiraclesnook More than 1 year ago
Terri Blackstock is in my top ten authors that I would want to have if I got stranded on a desert Island, stuck in the house due to a blizzard you know that kind of thing, so when I found that Book Sneeze was wanting reviewers for a book I was giddy with excitement. The book Covenant Child did not disappoint. It is a page turner for sure and for those who read their books on their lunch hour it will make it harder to return to your work as you will want to not put this book down. Terri’s writing is like chocolate to me, I want it and love every bite of it when I have it and I long for more when I do not. This book is about a set of twins Kara and Lizzie. They were born “ Billion Dollar Babies” but after the death of their mother and later on their father they are taken from their step mother the only mother they know and are raised by money hungry grandparents. They grow up eating cereal for suppers saving the raisins from the cereal for lunch the next day. They grew up with had me downs clothes and celebrating no birthdays all the while their grandparents lived off the money left to the children and kept all they could for themselves. The twins don’t realize the love one woman has for them and how she made a covenant with their father. Amanda Holbrooke made this covenant with their father Jack and she goes out of her way to keep it. She would enter their lives when they need it the most. There is so much more to this story but I do not want to give it all away. I love that the book is so entertaining but I love the message more. The message I got is that we are all Billion Dollar Babies to God. I also love that this is not a preachy book, so if you never read Christian fiction you will still enjoy it just as much as those who do read it. Do yourself a favor get this book! I don’t care if you buy it, check it out at the library or borrow it from someone any one. I truly think you will not be disappointed. I give this book a five star rating. Now it’s the time in the blog where I have to tell you I got this book from Book Sneeze as a complimentary copy to read and review. This review reflects my own opinions and thoughts of the book.
montanabookchic More than 1 year ago
This book is a great example of having someone who loves you, no matter how badly you mess up. Story of 2 twins that lose their father and step-mother in a short period of time and are used by relatives. The step-mother tries desperately to get them back w/o success. Will the twins return to the woman who loves them when they turn 18? This story is a page-turner for sure....read Covenant Child to find out what happens and to see how the story relates to Christ's unconditional love for us....all we need to do is decide to accept and grasp it.
Morgan Miller More than 1 year ago
Love this book!
I_like_clean_reads More than 1 year ago
This has been one of my favorite Terri Blackstock books. I was interested from start to finish, the Christian message was phenomenal, and the ending through its message was joyous. Granted, I did a lot of sobbing throughout the book - it is a tear jerker - but  what an awesome story to show Christ's love for us! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The love amanda has for her two children taken from her shows through
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book to read and it'll show the importance of God's covenant with his children
mrmcb More than 1 year ago
I rally enjoyed readig Covenant Child. This was the first book Ihave ead by ths arthor but wil not be my last. I enjoyed the story/
jackiekaulitz More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for an edifying Christian fiction book that will magnify your love of God, you've come to the right place. Living up to her reputation as a leader Christian fiction author, Teri Blackstock's writing skills are far superior than other authors. Blackstone weaves a very enjoyable and captivating story about family and love in this re-telling of the the prodigal son story. This book leaves readers with a lingering though: "Wow, how beautiful is this story of a savior and an inheritance that sounds too good to be true." This is a story about grace and an inheritance that is free. Readers should know that this book does not focus directly on Christianity, Jesus or God, as the main characters are not Christian or shown praying or coming to believe in Christ. I wouldn't have expected to recommend a book where the main characters don't become Christian, but the thing I loved about this book is that by the end, I believe most readers will see God through this story in a stronger way than all those Christian fiction books that portray Christian main characters. The story is about redemption and a savior who loves unconditionally. The story shows the main characters come to believe their "savior" (a mother in this fiction story) has good intentions towards them and is not "too good to be true" and not "seeking to use them" and when they finally realize this life with their mother/savior is the thing they want the most, their mother/savior is standing with open arms, welcoming them home. Her love for them is unconditional and she freely forgives their rejection and hatred of her. The only thing missing from this story is relating the mother/savior to Jesus Christ. The reader must ponder the story afterwards to see the deeper meaning. Readers should be aware that this book may not be appropriate for younger audiences: underage girls are sleeping around without any remorse or regret or repentance, molestation from father, child abuse from parents, alcoholism, gambling, drug abuse, one severe beating, deaths, abortion with no lasting/deep consequences and very difficult life situations. My disclaimer - I received this book from the publisher but I am not required to give a positive review. I always give brutally honest reviews and attempt to critically point out parts of the book that may not agree with the Bible and so not appeal to others. I want you readers to be able to confidently choose a book based on the stars I give it, because I know you have limited money, time and energy to read. So let's make the most of our lives and discern and choose the very best books wisely.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and... what can I say? It was finished in no time but not without a few tears. A trully emotional book in some ways but overall excellent and stunningly well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When three year old twins lose their mother and then their father, the result is all about money. The love of Amanda is so great but her frustrations are so many. Legal entanglements prevent her from fulfilling her promise to her husband. Evil grandparents neglect and abuse the twins while living off their money. Even though the twins suffer the same fate, they part ways over a very difficult decision. It costs both of them dearly. Written to take place in the south, about people and places which literally come alive, Blackstock did a great job of keeping the reader totally spellbound until the very end.
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AngelaBycroftNZ More than 1 year ago
One part parable, one part family inheritance saga, Covenant Child take the reader on a journey following one families tragedy which turns into a living nightmare for two twins whose parents are killed in a freak air crash. Left heirs to a massive fortune - money is soon the very reason that relatives who should be helping the girls in their hour of greatest need, rather start circling like sharks after what they can get for themselves. This is a gripping story which was a real departure from other titles I have read of Terri Blackstock. This was more contemporary rather than suspense but equally entertaining and riveting. A clever retelling of the prodigal child and also each and everyone one of our own journey’s in life.
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Wasted my time and money. They were abused and no one notified social services - surely the writer could have added that in her story.
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Julie12 More than 1 year ago
First of all, I’m a huge, huge Terri Blackstock fan. I have never read a bad book by her and this one is no exception. The book is about twin girls, Kara and Lizzie, who are part of a very loving family. Their mother has died when they are young, but their father, Jack, is a loving, Christian man who loves them very much. When he meets Amanda at church, he knows that he has found someone that he can share his life with again. Amanda loves Kara and Lizzie like they are her own and they start the process for her to adopt the tow girls. Jack’s father is a billionaire; however, Jack has told his father that he doesn’t want the money to be left to him but for his father to give it to charity. The complication comes when Jack, a pilot, is taking his father and mother to a family wedding and the plane goes down, taking all three lives with it. Suddenly, Amanda finds herself an heiress to a fortune she doesn’t even want but Kara and Lizzie’s mother’s parents do. When the girl’s grandparents find out about the death of Jack and the fortune left for their granddaughters, they decide to go for custody of the children for the money. Unfortunately, the judge awards them to the grandparents. Kara and Lizzie are only three years old and are suddenly thrust into an unloving, unclean environment. They are told lies about Amanda and don’t remember her or their father, so they believe the lies. The grandparents squander the millions meant for the girls on gambling and drink. Not one penny goes for caring for Kara or Lizzie. Amanda never stops loving the girls and watches over them from afar their entire childhood. The story is so wonderful and encompasses the prodigal son and the fact that the Lord has so much for us if we will only accept it. I read this book in less than 24 hours because it was so good I just couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this book. It’s uplifting and the story is so good. You’ll come away caring about each and every character (well, except for the grandparents – lol). The ending is wonderful …the whole book is just so well written you won’t be disappointed. *This ebook was provided to me for my honest review by The Booksneeze Program
glcjr More than 1 year ago
Amanda is not able to have children because of a medical condition. She falls for a man, Jack, who has two daughters. They get serious and she reveals her medical condition expecting to be rejected and abandoned. Instead he says that is okay. She can be the mother to his children. He then reveals he’s not just a normal man but he is the son of a billionaire but he’s rejected his family’s money. She’s okay with that. And they get married. They have a wonderful six months and she loves the two girls Lizzie and Kara. She loves being a mother and the twins love her. Then one day Jack needs to go on a trip with his parents and leaves Amanda and the kids behind. The plane goes down and everyone is killed. Not long later, the maternal grandparents show up and file for custody from Amanda. They aren’t really interested in the girls and just want a piece of the inheritance. Amanda offers them settlements to keep the girls but they refuse them. And they are awarded custody of the girls and 10 million dollars to help raise the kids. She offered the grandparents more for the girls but they were suspicious and rejected the offer. Their lives with their grandparents are hard for Lizzie and Kara. The grandparents gamble away the annual payments and the girls have to resort to thievery. In addition, the kids are lied to about Amanda. The grandparents tell them that Amanda killed their mother and their father. And that she wants to kill them too. They plan to try for the family fortune again when the girls are 18. Kara embraces that lie. This is a great book and I would recommend that you try this book. The book illustrates the horror that some orphans face by the justice system that doesn’t always get it right and when the system doesn’t take into consideration the character of the people involved. One size does not fit all. I would also recommend checking out Terri Blackstock’s other books. She is an excellent author.
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arlenadean More than 1 year ago
"Covenant Child" by Terri Blackstock was truly a well written story Christian fiction making this an exceptional good read. This author is truly one that can bring it hometo all of us.... for she knows who to keep the reader spellbound until the end. This novel was definitely one I was not able to put down until I had finished it. From the twins losing their mom....then their dad...his parents and even Amanda(step-mother) for a time...living with those evil grandparents(who loved off the twins money)...for these 'billionaire babies' were now living in poverty...definitely a family ripped apart by death and greed....until the twins turned 18... now they could choose between the two lifestyles...which truth would Lizzy and Kara choose? ...lies...of what they had been told by those greedy grandparents or the truth from Amanda...which would be a new life for both of the twins. Amanda was my favorite character in this novel.... for she was a stepmother that cared deeply for the twins and loved God. Thank God for the friends she had (Joan and Matt) that helped her and helped Amanda to know that God would see her through all of this...just leave it in His hands. Amanda had promised her husband(Jack) that she would take care of his twin girls...should something happen....when it did and it looked like this would not be done.... I will only say their is no limit to a mother's love.. how far she will go....Well, I am going to stop here and just let you read about this in this wonderful read of "Covenant Child." The big question is Will the twins except the truth that will change their lives or not? The author did a great job with us understanding ...Amanda, Kara, Lizzy, greedy grandparents (maternal) and the boy to men relationships. The details were well noted and the interactions were very vivid in this wonderful novel. Amazing novel and a very moving story is all I can truly say about "Covenant Child." This was definitely a wonderful photo of God's love for us. If you are in for a excellent read...this read is for you.
dnabgeek More than 1 year ago
Covenant Child is the story of twin girls who lose their mother long before they have a chance to get to know her. Their father raises them on his own until they are three when he meets Amanda, who he promptly falls in love with and marries very quickly. They have the seemingly perfect life together until tragedy strikes again and throws the girls into the arms of uncaring, money-hungry relatives that care about nothing other than their money, having no memory of the family they left behind. While this isn’t the next Anna Karenina or even the next Annie, this book had a certain charm to it. The plot was somewhat familiar, having read my fair share of Christian fiction with this theme before but in some ways it still felt fresh. I loved the author’s parallel with the girls to the tale of the Prodigal Son. I found it interesting to have Amanda painted as the patient father figure, waiting patiently. The story was different in one way that I hadn’t seen in quite some time. The truth of a life outside the church was more realistic than most books of this genre. The characters actually suffered through some things and made choices that typically aren’t seen in Christian literature ever. I found the convenient wealth a little bit contrived but it worked for the story and so it was tolerable. Honestly I thought that while the book was generally a good read, there were a few things I would have changed if I had been in the writer’s shoes. The title to begin with. I found the writing style of the author to be a bit inconsistent. Sometimes it was deep and thought provoking but other times when I felt like it should have been, the writing was simplistic and not effectively rendered. There were so many places I was wanted to get more angst or get a better sense of what these girls were going through and it just wasn’t there! It concerns me that an author with some many published works would have such an inconsistent writing style. While this was a fun read, I’m glad that it was one I got for free.