Genre: Christian Fiction, Novella
Publisher: Thy Word Publishing
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Four Friends, One Secret and The Weekend That Changed Their Destiny
Candace Walker, Kaylan Smith, Jordan Tate, and Tiffany Thomas have their share of sorrows, but neither of them realizes how deep the sorrow goes. What happens when they agree to meet for a weekend of relaxation in beautiful Napa County? Which one will leave the same or worse?
For Candace Walker, life has left her battered and bruised. Kaylan Smith has struggled with prejudice from her in-laws. After fifteen years of marriage, bitterness is trying to raise its ugly head for Jordan Tate, whose husband wants to call it quits. And for Tiffany Thomas, dealing with rejection has never been one of her greatest feats.
Although they have been friends for years, they thought they knew each other well. But will a secret destroy their relationship and bring the sisterhood to a complete halt? Will they be able to forgive and allow God to mend that which might be torn?
Book Review By: Karen RodgersThis story by author Paulette Harper-Johnson is about four friends who were close during high school, but haven't had a heart-to-heart session in quite some time. When Candace, who has been beaten down by family, men and life in general, thinks back to happier times, she remembers how good she felt when she attended church with longtime friend, Kaylan, and she decides it's time for a change. She reaches out to her and Kaylan, after listening to Candace's tales of woe, decides that all four friends—Candace, Kaylan, Tiffany and Jordan—each with her own set of issues, would benefit from some rest and relaxation, so she invites them all to her home on the vineyard for a mini-retreat, and they all accept. But little do they know that instead of making their bond tighter, a secret sin revealed will cause a major rip in the fabric of their friendships. When tragedy strikes the offending friend, the women are faced with a choice: forgive and restore or let Satan win another round. Author Paulette did an awesome job of shaping each character. Their issues and personalities were well matched, making the story believable. She described the setting so well that I could clearly visualize the scenic vineyard where they took refuge for their "restful" retreat. I recommend this book because I enjoy Christian fiction that takes on real life issues and offers Christ and His way of doing and being as the answer.
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