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Saturday, June 2, 2012

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 until 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 taken from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to relatives who only want the children's fortune for themselves.

Kara and Lizzie grow up questioning their worth . . . until the day when they learn the truth.

Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock was a beautiful analogy of the love and patience of God and the salvation He gives to His lost children. The plot line was woven with both the perspective of Kara, one of the two children, and Amanda, the loving stepmother. While the story was supposed to have an obvious ending because of its metaphorical nature, the steps to reaching that ending were unexpected and kept me engrossed in the twists and turns of the novel.

The characters of this novel were well developed and realistic. Amanda was an incredible mother, and she showed amazing strength and patience as she trusted God with the care of her children for eighteen years. She laid down her own desires and plans in order to maintain Lizzie and Kara's fortune until they were legally allowed to return and claim it. Lizzie and Kara, while twins, had very different characteristics. Lizzie was quick to return to both Amanda and God and accept the life held in trust for her. Kara, on the other hand, was like the older son in the parable of the prodigal son and like many of us when we are given the opportunity to receive salvation from God. We turn away and prefer to live in the hardships and heartache of sin.

The themes of this novel were excellent and clearly portrayed. These themes included the love offered by our Father and the inheritance that is held in trust for us by God until the time when we leave our stubbornness and sin and come into His arms.

Overall, Covenant Child was a beautiful picture of the love of our Father and His never failing patience as He waits for us with open arms and blessings.

I received this eBook from Booksneeze.com and Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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