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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Book Review: Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

When twins, Kara and Lizzie Holbrooke’s mother dies a few months after giving birth, their father Jack does the best he can to raise them as a single parent. A few years later he meets and falls in love with Amanda, who is enamored with Jack and his charming daughters unaware that he is heir to the billion dollar Holbrooke fortune, a fortune he relinquished in an effort to have a normal life.

Shortly before they marry, Jack reveals this to Amanda. Their happy marriage is cut tragically short by a plane crash which ends Jack’s life. Amanda’s world crashes as well as the twins’ grandparents from Jack’s first marriage claim to be the closest blood kin. They win custody, ripping the children from her care but all they really want is the fortune.

As the girls vanish from her life, Amanda is left to try to curate the remaining fortune and keep it ready for them when they come of age. Meanwhile the twins are reared in poverty, because their grandparents squander the funds. They are grossly neglected but hope prevails and a inheritance awaits them if they will only believe and accept that there is someone who truly loves them despite their sins. This is an endearing and symbolic tale of love, hope and forgiveness. I give it four out of five stars.  

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