Forever Love

Forever Love

by Jessica Nelson

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940149975327
Publisher: Jessica Nelson LLC
Publication date: 01/07/2015
Series: The Women of Manatee Bay , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,220,450
File size: 252 KB

About the Author

Jessica Nelson believes romance happens every day, and thinks the greatest, most intense romance comes from a God who woos people to himself with passionate tenderness. When Jessica is not chasing her three beautiful, wild little boys around the living room, she can be found staring into space as she plots her next story. Or she might be daydreaming about a raspberry mocha from Starbucks. Or thinking about what kind of chocolate she should have for dinner that night. She could be thinking of any number of things, really. One thing is for certain, she is blessed with a wonderful family and a lovely life.

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Forever Love 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MrsC919 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed how realistic Pastor Joe and his struggles are. I find that we often put our pastors on a shelf and forget they aren't human. So, it was nice to see him struggle with the same things that we all do, and to have a few skeletons in the closet. It was nice to see him as human. However, something that really bothered me is that his family is Catholic and his mom wanted him to be a priest...which means they're pretty Catholic and not just Cafeteria Catholics. Yet, there is no discussion of his conversion or why he made it, there is no discussion of why he's Protestant. The closest it comes is that he says he just wasn't called to that. As a former Protestant who converted to Catholicism, this bothered me. Leaving one religion for another is not an easy decision, or one to be made lightly. It would've been more believable had he just fallen away and not been a pastor. The fact that he is a pastor and studied theology would mean that he had a significant reason for his conversion, yet it comes off like it's no big deal and there is no real difference in Catholicism and Protestantism.  I completely understand that that isn't the focus of the story, and that the author probably wanted to stay far away from that debate (and I don't blame her) but, because a reoccurring theme throughout is Joe's mother's sadness over his not becoming a priest, it really needed to be at least touched on a little more deeply to give us a better insight into him and the way his family functions.   The second big thing that I would've liked to see changed is that there is a rift between Maggie and Joe's mother seemingly only because Joe likes her and isn't going to be a priest, especially once he marries. There is no reconciliation between them before the closing of the book. This really bothered me because Maggie was quite distressed over his mother not liking her, so I feel like she should've reached out to her. There's even a great bit of foreshadowing in how well they got along during their first meeting that would've been a perfect way to mend fences, but that never happens.  Despite these two plot holes, I really enjoyed this one. It delves in to a lot of deeper faith topics, especially forgiveness and dealing with our pasts in order to move forward. This is a great, quick read and I highly recommend it. *I was given this book free in exchange for an honest opinion.