Wednesday, June 30, 2021

" For the Love of Grace" by R. Marshall Wright


Author KC Hart: R Marshall Wright has a talent. His way of writing pulls you into the story and holds you from start to finish. The characters in For The Love of Grace are well-rounded and real. You laugh with them, cry with them, hurt with their pain, and celebrate their successes. The plot moves along at a pace that keeps you turning the page and wanting more. This story was a joy to read.

When Joel lost Karen in a sailing accident in 1958, he thought his life ended, but God had a plan for his life--Grace Hudson. Grace wasn't particularly pleasing on the eyes, but inside she was beautiful. While a man looks at the outward appearance, God looks at the heart. Joel had never looked beyond her outward appearance. Happily ever after never comes easy so what does a man do when the baby Christian woman God gave him doubts she can change and then runs away? How does he tell his son he’s lost another mom? What did Babs have to do with Grace’s disappearance? And who is the mysterious stranger stalking the Whittaker family? Did God mess up this time?

" For the Love of Grace" by R. Marshall Wright is the sequel to "The Lonely Seagull" and I suggest reading them in order. This is a wonderful story of love, redemption, and forgiveness. 

While reading this story, the reader can feel what the character's feel and think. I have only one complaint with this story and that is I felt a certain word ( yes, I know the character's weren't Christians and women are called this) was used too much. And if you have read my other reviews you know I don't like swear words in the books I read. Yes, I still recommend this book to readers.  I do have to say I like last half of the book a lot better than the first half. 

There were a couple of events that made me want to give up reading the book because I was thinking I want a happy ever after type of story and it didn't seem like it was going to be that way. I will tell you that I am glad I kept reading.  The book does point out that just because we are Christians doesn't mean we won't have trials but it also shows that we need to keep looking and seeking Jesus with our whole heart  and we will find Him, and that He does have a plan for us all.

About The Author

Richard Marshall Wright writes under the pen name of R. Marshall Wright. He graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine in 1969 and Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey in 1972. He is a retired evangelical pastor, and a retired U.S. Army Chaplain with 23 years Active and Reserve service to our country. 

He has been married to his wife, Lynn, for fifty years. They are blessed to be able to spend summers on a lake in Michigan and winters in Sebring, Florida. They have two children and five grandchildren. Marnie is married to Arick and is the eldest and has been a stay at home mom rearing three active boys...Luke, Levi, and Loden. She holds a Masters degree from Northwestern in communications and is a writer. Trevor is married to Lori and is a successful pastor in Findlay, Ohio. And he too writes. His two are Emma, who is the oldest grandchild, only girl, and her brother Cole. They are extremely proud of everyone in the family.

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