As a young child, Rachel Parody has a very special relationship with Jesus. By his side, she explores a magical place, is comforted, and encouraged to not live in fear. Over time, Rachel and Jesus lose contact and evil demons use their time of separation to steer her into the ways of the world. Not until her heart is completely broken and her mind is convinced she is headed for hell will she seek a face-to-face encounter again with her Savior. At the age of thirty-four, Rachel learns to rely and depend on her childhood friend once again. He teaches her the truth and then introduces her to the love of her life.
Because of her horrific past, many years later, Rachel’s need to be a good example for young women in her church drives her to worry over their romantic influences. When she notices a series of books and movies enslaving them with lustful desires, her interest gets piqued. After investigating the books, these stories don’t repulse her but become a catalysis for Rachel to share the love of Jesus with these girls. But the fantasy appeal of the characters enthralls the girls more than helping them see there is a true immortal named, Jesus. She tried many ways to share how this love story between a mortal and a vampire was written from references out of the Bible’s ‘Song of Solomon.’ but no one would listen.
Once Rachel realizes her efforts were futile, she asks Jesus to calm her obsession and send someone who could reach the younger generation with His loving nature. Instead of sending Rachel help, Jesus convinces her to write her own story. Exposing her past was not in Rachel’s plan, but giving her life away as an example was His.
Will Rachel tell everything?
Raven has made some deliberate choices in the structure of the book and makes this work very well. She explains it succinctly in the Prologue. The author handles POV with great dexterity; there is no head hopping allowed and I appreciate the clarity it brings to her book. Her book is easy to read.
This story is about Rachel, a person growing into a complete commitment in her spiritual life. Many are seeking their way along a spiritual path and this book brings some much-needed light. I greatly appreciate the steps she went through as it mirrored many of my own steps.
I loved the book for many reasons, it gets a score of 4.7 of 5 stars! The score would have been higher except for a double handful of spelling errors.
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