Saturday, October 13, 2007
NEVER LOOK BACK, by Kathy Herman
Ivy Griffith, beautiful, single mom of an adorable 7 year old, is being released from prison. Her life seems to be on the upswing since she settled matters between her and the Lord (back in EVER PRESENT DANGER). Only Ivy can't seem to break free from her past. She tries to settle in, and with the help of her family, gets a job at the reception desk for the Christian Camp. The bond between Ivy and her son, Montana, grows...but there is something missing, something she's afraid will never be able to supple. Ivy wants very much for Montana to have a father in his life, yet she has made so many terrible choices in that area of her life she is timid to do so again. When she finally decides on Rue, a worker at the camp, she believes she's moving forward. Then come the brutal beatings of some of the towns people, and Rue doesn't have an alibi. He says he was looking at the stars. That, and a shared secret, start to wedge their way into one of the wounds in Ivy's heart, until she must trust totally on the Lord to NEVER LOOK BACK.
I'm not a romance reader, but Kathy Herman delivers some of the greatest suspense in her class. I'll not say it's the best, but only because I know writers to be people in change, always striving to be better than they were in their last book. Kathy is no different. You will love her tender touches as much as her brutal realism and the way life tears at the human heart. We can only take the pieces of our lives up, and offer them to our Lord, and in tears say, "Lord, fix it? Please." It is then we experience the love of God personally. She captures this so beautifully that it always amazes me.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marilynn Griffith is wife to a deacon, mom to a tribe and proof that God gives second chances. Her novels include Made of Honor (Steeple Hill, Jan. 2006), Pink (Revell, Feb. 2006), Jade (Revell, June 2006), and If the Shoe Fits (Revell, 2007). Her other credits include Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Cup of Comfort Devotionals and her Shades of Style series (Revell, 2006). She lives in Florida with her husband and children. To book speaking engagements or just say hello, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tangerine is the third book in the Shades of Style Novels.
Fans of Pink and Jade will eat up Tangerine, the third book in the cutting-edge Shades of Style series. Jean Guerra, a designer at Garments of Praise design firm, doesn't like surprises. These days though, the unexpected meets her everywhere. Since Jean's return to the church a year ago, her God-encounters occur with increasing frequency, along with thoughts of her husband-the one she vowed to divorce and gave up on long ago. The one nobody at work knows about, not even her best friend, Lily, or her boss, Chenille. But when the designer assigned to work with Jean on a line of men's suits shows up, her heart flips. It's her husband, Nigel Salvador. Jean is finally rendered speechless. Can her bruised heart become whole enough to love again? Or will she remain in the trenches of loneliness forever?
The book link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0800730429
Marilynn's website link: http://marilynngriffith.typepad.com/rhythmsofgrace/
THE 3RD COVENANT - a Comparison
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Judge and Jury
The 3rd Covenant
The Camel Club
Web of Lies
The 12th Card
Words of Silk
Above and Beyond
No Second Chance