Sunday, February 27, 2011
In “Save the Date” by Jenny Jones, Lucy Wiltshire runs a home, Saving Grace, for girls who have no family and need a mentor and a place to live. The primary donor, Sinclair Enterprises, has to cut their funding and Lucy has to face the possibility of losing the house and putting her girls back out on the streets. When Lucy runs into an old schoolmate, Alex Sinclair, the two realize they can help each other get what they want. Alex is running for Congress and knows that in order to help him win the race he needs to find a wife, so he makes a deal with Lucy. If Lucy will pretend to be his fiancée until after the election, he will give her enough money to run her non-profit organization. Lucy realizes this is the only way to save her girls from being homeless once again. Over the next few months, Lucy and Alex realize they have fallen in love with each other but are too scared to admit it. They finally give their problems to God and take the next step in their lives. I received a free copy of this book to review from Thomas Nelson.
In "The Brotherhood" by Jerry B. Jenkins, Boone Drake is a rookie cop for the Chicago Police Department. He wants to make a difference and help clean up the streets of Chicago. When a tragic accident changes Boone’s life, he has to deal with the death of his loved ones, the guilt of believing he could have prevented it and anger toward God for allowing it to happen. Boone slowly begins to heal with the help of Pastor Sosa and his partner, Jack. When Boone is promoted, he meets a new friend, Haeley, and also finds himself doing what he started out to do, putting an end to the gangs in Chicago. Boone becomes a stronger man of faith and is able to find love when he least expected.
This was a book that dealt with a lot of issues many of us have to face in our lives. We all go through tough times that test us and our faith in God. During those times we find out how strong we are and that we need God and our family and friends to help us. This was a great book and was a fast read because you want to know what happens with Boone and see if he can stand all the tests God puts him through. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Tyndale House Publishers.