Friday, August 11, 2017

A Furrow So Deep by Penelope Powell

Book Synopsis:

After thirteen long years, Karen Braden returns home to inherit her grandmother’s bed and breakfast, hoping it will provide the kind of future she wants for herself and her daughter. There’s only one problem—she’ll have to face the past and the one man she’s never stopped loving: Dean Anderson.

In the years following Karen’s hasty and unexplained departure, Dean built a portfolio of auto dealerships, yet he remains unfulfilled. When he sees Karen again, his hurt resurfaces, clashing with the love he’s always had for her. Determined to find out why she left him all those years ago, Dean discovers there’s more at stake than just getting answers.

As the truth begins to unravel, Dean and Karen must decide if they can forgive past transgressions and trust God to help them forge a future, better than either could ever anticipate.

You can read an except here.

My Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this well written Christian romance. It has all of the elements I require in a good novel. The characters were well developed and seemed like real people. Dean, for example, was a man with a good heart but with serious character problems. The plot was the typical one for a romance but had enough depth that it was enjoyable and not trite.

I like it when a novel is informative and this one highlights some good moral lessons. It certainly shows the devastating consequences of casual sex. But the aspect of the novel I liked the best was how it illustrates God working in the lives of people in the midst of life's messiness, even if that messiness is because of one's own wrong choices.

I recommend this novel to those who would like to read about God redeeming sinful actions and their consequences. God is loving, forgiving, and redeeming and Powell has done a good job showing how God might show Himself in all those ways. A salvation experience is clearly presented, for example.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Penelope Powell lives in Indiana but is a southern girl at heart. She has degrees in Political Science and Multinational Commerce and has lived in many places, here and abroad. She believes good fiction can inspire and change a person's direction. It is her prayer that her words will show readers a Savior who loves them. You can find out more about her at her website, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Book Information:
Title: A Furrow So Deep
Author: Penelope Powell
Anaiah Press, 295 pages
Genre: Christian Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-947327-03-0

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I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review. 

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