Friday, June 15, 2012
Review: Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock
"Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope . . . and to fight for them to her last breath.
Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are ripped from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to their maternal grandparents, who only want the children’s fortune for themselves.
While even the stipend their guardians get for supporting them is squandered, the children are left to raise themselves. Kara and Lizzie grow up believing they are worthless . . . until the day when they learn the truth."
There were many things I enjoyed about this book. First of all, the story line was different than any I had ever read before. That's not to say it is a happy story, though there is a happy ending. The trials and troubles that Kara and Lizzie endure throughout their lives are often very hard to read. The story draws you in right from the beginning and keeps you interested until the last page. I finished the book in one day while we were traveling. By the time you reach the end of the book you realize that the story is written in a way to show that Kara and Lizzie's life experiences are the same as we as sinners go through when we are saved by Jesus Christ and go live with Him in eternity.
Covenant Child was written from the perspective of Kara, one of the twin girls. While I can see why the author chose to write it that way, I wish that we had been able to get more of a background on Amanda and what was going on with her during the years she did not have the girls. I also thought the ending was a bit abrupt. Even though everything was resolved, I wished for an epilogue to show us a glimpse into the girls' future.
I received a complimentary e book copy of Covenant Child from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.