Monday, April 8, 2013

"Devotion" by Marianne Evans

Marianne Evans is an award-winning author of Christian romance and fiction. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God's love through the stories He prompts her to create. Readers laud her work as: 'Riveting.' 'Realistic and true to heart.' 'Compelling.'
Evans's novel, Hearts Communion, earned Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year honors in the Romance category as well as Inspirational Romance of the Year from the Ancient City Romance chapter of RWA. Evans has also won acclaim in such RWA contests as The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence where she has been a finalist twice, and the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence.
A lifelong resident of Michigan, Evans is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of Aneruca chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President. She's also active in American Christian Fiction Writers and the Michigan Literary Network.
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    "Devotion" by Marianne Evans is a 5 stars book. I would give this story more than 5 if I could. This story had me captivated from page 1. Even through it was fiction it could have been written about a real life couple and a troubled marriage. This story teaches us that just because we are God's children we are  not safe from temptation and that we need to be aware that only listening to His voice will save us.
     Kellen Rossiter was a married man and a Christian and a successful business man. He had A-lists clients in the music industry. His wife Juliet had the perfect life and was able to spend time and money helping the underprivileged. But their life wasn't what it seemed. They both spend time perusing their own interests. Then one fateful night Kellen wants Juliet to go to meet a client with him but she refused and Kellen meets Chloe. The attraction is felt by both Chloe and Kellen and Kellen ignores all the whispers in his soul by God till one day he makes a terrible mistake and Juliet learns about it at a big party for her grand opening of a center for the underprivileged. They have been married for 9 years and their biggest dream is starting a family and Juliet founds out she is pregnant about the time she learns of Kellen's betrayal. How can Juliet forgive Kellen and learn to trust him again? But then again is it all Kellen's fault or must Juliet bear some of the blame for the weakened state of their marriage? I believe this book is one that could be read time and time again to get points on how to keep your own marriages from being in such a state as it teaches Biblical points from different Scriptures! This book is one that I would recommend and if I am invited to a bridal shower and the bride-to be likes to read this book might be one of the presents in her bag of gifts from me. Yes I loved the story that well.
I received this book from to read and post my honest opinion. 
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  1. Great review Debbie! I've read this book and I loved it! I think ALL married couples should read this book!

    Judy B

  2. Debbie, thank you so much! I'm so grateful for your time, thoughtful analysis, and your encouragement. Devotion was such a joy to create, and believe me, reactions like yours are a treasure. God bless, and I'd like to get with you about giving away an autographed, print copy of Devotion to one of your blog readers, if you're interested! God bless, and hugs! ~ Marianne