Defining Moments

Defining Moments

by Jacqueline Thomas

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ISBN-13: 9780451220288
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.57(d)

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Jacquelin Thomas is the Essence bestselling author of The Prodigal Husband and Redemption. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and children. Author website: jacquelinthomas.com.

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Defining Moments 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Defining Moments by Jacquelin Thomas, a faith based novel of inspiration. Sheila Moore, a blast from The Prodigal Husband¿s past is back after her last attempt to destroy the marriage of her business partner Jake Madison and his wife Tori. The novel begins with the relocation of Sheila as she opens and heads the New York branch of Madison Moore Creative Visual Solutions Inc. The move serves as a way to expand the business while distancing herself from the shameful acts of her past. Sheila appears to be relatively happy and moving on with her life until she receives devastating news concerning her health. While out purchasing books to research her condition, she runs into Nicholas Washington, a handsome author and best friend to Tori Madison. Nicolas and Sheila develop a close friendship which has the potential to turn into more, but Sheila¿s overwhelming self loathing and hatred for Tori gets in the way. Nicholas is caught in the middle, while trying to be a friend to Sheila and Tori simultaneously. His unconditional faith and love for God helps him through these rocky relationships. Defining Moments is a sequel to The Prodigal Husband however, as a separate book, the storyline and characters are strong enough to stand alone. My initial introduction to these characters was in the first book, but, if this were my first introduction, Ms. Thomas would have more than adequately filled me in on their backgrounds. I found this to be an extremely engrossing book that not only catches your attention by the characters but the subject matter as well. The protagonist in this story could very well put soap opera diva, Erica Kane (All My Children) to shame. Sheila Moore is not a character to be taken lightly. Ms. Thomas has excelled in portraying a woman that is seemingly bad to the bone. Her skill as an author is abundantly clear as she makes a simple statement. ¿If you really want to know who God is, just look at all He¿s done¿. That statement itself is more powerful than anything else that I could add. So with that said, readers beware, The Prodigal Husband has met its match. Reviewed By: Eleanor S. Shields, Black Butterfly Review
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very well written it is a story about love about faith about forgiveness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a refreshing book. It is always wonderful to read something that doesn't centers on sex and drugs. Sheila has alot of issues (like most of us) that she needed to work out. But even when you find yourself at your lowest point, god always has a ram, or a special person set aside to help you. All you have to do is just put your trust in him. This is a must read for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novel. I found a lot of myself within the pages. Forgiveness is hard. Especially when you have to forgive and forget. And like Sheila, I'm still working on that one. Thomas' novels give you that spiritual refresher you need. Remind you of the things you need to lay before God yourself. I must admit the romantic in me was hoping that Sheila and Nicholas would stay together, but I think she got something much more wonderful out of her relationship with him. He helped lead her to the Lord and what better relationship is there than one with Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sheila Moore fled Columbia, South Carolina allegedly to open up the New York branch of Madison Moore Creative Visual Solutions Inc. However, business did not send her from her hometown. She left because Sheila is ashamed of the stunts she pulled to break up Jake¿s marriage especially when she finally realized her love for her business partner Jake Madison will always remain unrequited as he cherishes his wife Tori (see THE PRODIGAL HUSBAND).---------------- Four years since she turned Tori¿s life into hell, Sheila has seemingly moved on until a doctor informs her during a routine physical that she suffers form multiple sclerosis. Now she not just a broken hearted women she is a broken woman. Still as Sheila has throughout her life, she will gather information and begin a campaign that the military would be proud to call their own. At a bookstore seeking information on MS, she meets author Nicholas Washington, Tori¿s best friend. As they become better acquainted an attraction grows, but her self image refuses to allow her to accept his kindness and love. Worse she and Tori still have issues that cause pain and confusion for the two men they both care about and who in their ways love each of them.------------- Though a sequel, DEFINING MOMENTS stands alone as a terrific contemporary inspirational tale using reflection to tell the key points of the first story, which this reviewer has not read. Tori knows she forgives her spouse for his indiscretions but still detests her rival Sheila remains jealous of Tori who won the prize Jake while she fled in self exile. Now they tug on Nicholas, who tries to help both females by bringing God into their lives. Though apparently Sheila was the evil wicked woman in the PRODIGAL HUSBAND, this time she must overcome her self-loathing and humiliation as Nicholas offers her redemption in a strong character driven tale.------------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE FICTION NOVELS, WHEN I SAW THIS ONE ON BN.COM I DECIDED TO TRY OUT A CHRISTIAN FICTION BOOK TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT THEY WOULD BE FROM THE OTHERS... THIS BOOK MINISTERED TO ME, AS WELL AS HAD ME UNABLE TO PUT IT DOWN FOR A FEW DAYS...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before reading this book, first read the Prodigal Husband, if you haven't. This book is a sequel to that, even if it's not stated. Both books are recommended and they are helpful, especially if you are struggling in your own marriage. Both books will show you how to wait on God.