Saturday, May 16, 2009

Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow

What might happen if a conservative Christian girl takes a summer clerking position at a high power Savannah legal firm? What would the conservative Christian do if she was required to work on a libel case against an outspoken preacher?
Such is the dilemma of Tami Taylor. She has had strict religious upbringing (has long hair and only wears long skirts or dresses). But that background is exactly what makes her the firm’s choice to work on the case against a woman preacher who speaks out the truth God has given her. The preacher has accused a builder of being a sinner and he initiates a libel case in return.
Along with Tami’s possibility of being asked to compromise her beliefs, she is being courted by two young men, one with the firm and the other a summer clerk like herself. While both a Christians, neither have her conservative views.
Author Robert Whitlow covers many issues faced by Christians who go into the legal profession. It made me wonder if a lawyer could maintain a firm Christian belief and be successful in his career. Thrown in is just a hint of romance. The romance is definitely only a hint because Tami is so conservative in her views of such relationships.
Whitlow is no Grisham. There is not the high drama nor the intense plotline one might find in other novels of the legal profession. It is the second in the series so you might want to pick up Deeper Water (book one) before you read this one.
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