Which road does Celeste take? Is it too late for her?
Celeste McCallister loves adventure, but when her tantalizing life in Hollywood crumbles, she moves back home to Dallas. Embarrassed, she takes the only opportunity given to her, working for a medical company in their call center as a customer service representative. With her work ethic, she strives to provide the best possible customer service and moves up the ranks of her company. Influenced by her circumstances, day in and day out she’s forced to endure the unfiltered berating and anger of her callers. Soon, she faces burnout and begins betraying those who trust her. While pushing the limits of prudence, she grows fearless. An obsession she cannot stop.
The romantic in her, longs for a new unexpected undertaking and a handsome prince to sweep her off her feet; a man to hold her, provide much needed compassion, understand her, and love her with all of his heart. Love and a sense of belonging are missing from her life, though. Her passion for love is suppressed with each obstacle she faces, forcing the poisons of despair to surface. Feelings of hopelessness and gloom leave her heart in jeopardy.
Until, Kevin Abbott arrives in her world and transforms her universe. Her zeal for the man gives her new meaning to living. Her compressed feelings of unworthiness are now released and no longer experienced. For the first time in her life, she knows how to love unconditionally and to be loved. Kevin is more than her prince in shining armor; he is the man of her dreams, because he treats her like a woman. Within months of dating they become engaged. She is grateful for Kevin, who makes her life blissful and complete. Feeling compassionate for her customers, her treatment goes beyond the company’s expectations. The acts of kindness kindle a spark of goodness in her heart—one that frees her mind of heartache, trouble, and pain.
However, after Kevin’s death, her anger flares, becoming toxic and uncontrollable. Dealing with her internal self, the demons inside her generate danger in the lives of everyone she knows. Friends no longer respect or trust her. Co-workers can no longer tolerate her aggressive behavior towards their customers and themselves. Soon Celeste alienates even her only friend, leaving Celeste alone again. Unable to handle the loneliness, she lashes out at those trying to help. Her heart turns cold and unresponsive. Her emotional core cannot toggle between right and wrong. Anger and bitterness are her only friends. Aggression to others is her only companion. Vengeance and revenge are her medicines of choice.
Innocent lives are at stake. Her dismal life is in disorder. She yearns to punish those who abuse her. Feeling vulnerable and desiring to control her nightmare known as her life, and after much persuasion, she accepts help. The male counselor attempts to ease Celeste’s pain, but the anger and hate lingers. Perceiving distrust with the counselor, Celeste finds herself with the ultimate life choice—to kill or not to kill. Celeste’s adventures are far from over.
In this Christian thriller, Greg Sparks unfolds the human drama of a woman in search of happiness and weaves an intricate web of uncertainty throughout Redemption. To make her life free, Celeste seeks adventure but obtains it the wrong way. Longing for contentment again; she seeks anything other than God. Which road does Celeste take? Is it too late for her? Can she find hope? Can she find redemption?
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About the Author
Greg Sparks lives in Central Texas. He enjoys reading and writing books. He gradutate from Texas A&M University-College Station with a degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism Sciences. He is a member of Brazos Writers. He gets a kick out of his family. His family is debt-free and life is good.