Who Said It Would Be Easy?: A Story of Faith

Who Said It Would Be Easy?: A Story of Faith

by Cheryl Faye
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Who Said It Would Be Easy?: A Story of Faith by Cheryl Faye

Delving deep into issues of romance, relationships, and faith, this is a beautiful novel about a man and woman who, through their trust in God, learn to live and love in the face of tragedy.


Charisse Ellison is new to her faith, but she’s convinced that her relationship with God is the only way to have the truly fulfilling life she desires—one that includes a husband and children.

Tall, muscular, and strikingly handsome, Stefàn Cooper is a bachelor who is used to getting what he wants from the opposite sex. So he’s intrigued by Charisse’s indifference to his charms. The couple begins an intense romance that challenges the bravado Stefàn has held on to for most of his adult life and forces Charisse to see that God’s answered prayers don’t always come packaged the way we expect.

Who Said It Would Be Easy? offers hope in situations that at first seem hopeless and shows that through faith in an all-powerful God, even the most painful experiences can culminate in true joy and peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593093532
Publisher: Strebor Books
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Faye is the author of five novels: Be Careful What You Wish For, First Love, A Test of Time, A Time For Us, and At First Sight. Who Said It Would Be Easy? is her first book in the Christian fiction genre. She has two sons and lives in New York.

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Who Said It Would Be Easy?: A Story of Faith 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
aambcreviews More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a novel that captures the joy and pain of various types of love, look no further. Through the lives of Cherisse and Stefan, Cheryl Faye, engulfs the reader with emotional struggles and lessons between families, friends, husbands and wives, and God and humankind. Stefan and Myra learn to love after having their heart broken by a teenage girlfriend and a father, respectively. When Stefan meets Cherisse, his lifestyle and everything he swears against comes to a screeching halt as he allows his heart to overrule his head. When Myra meets Barretto, she experiences her first attachment to one of the opposite sex; her relationship with Barretto completely changes her demeanor and aspirations. Julian helps Stefan, his best friend, through his struggles and coming to his own realization that his ex-wife is his life partner. Cherisse, with unwavering faith in God, falls in love with Stefan and helps him to establish and maintain a relationship with God. Through their trials as a couple, including their inability to conceive, Cherisse is Stefan's rock. The novel is abundant in life lessons and religious expressions which often came across as too preachy and repetitive. Cherisse, took a vow of abstinence when she became saved, a few months before meeting Stefan. This fact was mentioned several times, until the couple was married. I wanted to shout, "I get it! She is celibate; that's great. Let's move on!" There were also instances when the author told the story instead of showing and letting the reader experience the story. This usually happened with the author was trying to pass time or advance the story months or weeks ahead. I felt cheated because Faye does an excellent job in setting the scene and capturing emotional tendencies. This is the first work I've read by the author, but I wouldn't hesitate to read another and tell others about her. Natasha R. Hines AAMBC Reviewer
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OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
It's literally love at first sight when Stefan Cooper and Charisse Ellison meet at a wedding. While both are reserved with their feelings, it's apparent that this is a match made in heaven. Stefan, a ladies' man, finds it hard to deny that he's feeling differently about Charisse. A new Christian, Charisse makes it clear that she's elected to live righteously and sex is off the table. With such big shoes to fill, is Stefan up for the challenge? WHO SAID IT WOULD BE EASY? by Cheryl Faye allows readers to take part in a blossoming romance as well as the acceptance of God. I really enjoyed that part. My issue is that the story becomes monotonous as the author consistently reminds readers of the conflict or the reasons why the characters feel a certain way. That weighed the story down instead of allowing a natural flow for me. Reviewed by: Crystal 3.5
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