Friday, March 29, 2013

Amazing Love by K. Dawn Byrd {book review}



{about the book}
Amazing Love is a contemporary version of the Hosea and Gomer story from the Bible.

Gabe Knight, a pastor in a small coastal town, finds his life is turned upside down when Dee Dillow arrives and hires him to remodel an estate she's inherited from her aunt. Dee dashes his plans for wedded bless when on a drunken binge, she divulges that she's the highest paid call girl in Nevada and part-owner of the ritziest brothel in the state.

Gabe falls in love with her, but can't believe he's hearing the voice of God when a still, small voice tells him to marry her. After much questioning, they marry and he is deliriously happy. Until, Dee betrays him. 

Gabe soon discovers just how hard it is to have the unconditional love God calls him to have for his wife, the kind of love God has for his children. When faced with losing her, Gabe realizes what true love is, how much it hurts, and just how much God loves and is willing to sacrifice for his children.

{about the author}
K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance. She holds a masters degree in professional counseling from Liberty University that she believes gives her better insight into the minds, feelings and emotions of individuals, which helps her to better understand her characters and develop them more fully. She's published in multiple genres and likes to say that she's written something for everyone!
K. Dawn Byrd is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, most of which are signed by the authors.
When not reading or writing, K. Dawn Byrd enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years, walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home, and plotting the next story waiting to be told.
When asked why she writes, she says, "For the simple joy of putting words on the page!"
{my thoughts}
This book was a very quick read but that doesn't mean it's lacking in story. Just the opposite. It was a really good modern take on the story of Hosea and Gomer from the Bible. It was a little slow starting off and this book touches on some very sensitive topics such as sex, drinking, and drugs. After I was able to really get into the story I was pleased with the way that the author shared the message of learning to trust in God and believe that He knows best for your life. It's a hard one for all of us but when you toss is complications like Gabe & Dee encounter...it's even harder. Good book.

You can get a copy on Amazon for $4.99

*Disclosure: I received this book free for review from K. Dawn Byrd as a part of the CWA Review Crew. All opinions expressed were my own and were in no way influenced.