The abuse suffered by Emma Malloy has left her with a scarred face, a daily reminder of her husband’s brutality. She escaped him years ago but the memories still linger. Now she finds herself drawn to Sean O’Connor despite rare instances when he loses his temper. Take for instance that time he gave her friend a sound thrashing because he thought the man was a drunk giving Emma trouble. Talk about hot-headed. But Sean is a confirmed bachelor, or so he says. But even he can’t deny Emma has a knack for cheering him up when he’s down. But can they overcome certain obstacles?
I have often wondered…just because the 1920s was a decade of rebellion, sometimes excessive frivolity and a general departure from godliness in many lives, why does Christian literature seek to focus on that rather the fact that not all people made such decisions? I realize authors aim for realistic novels (and why shouldn’t they?), but why do we need to be subjected to nasty instances? A romance novel can be both decent and realistic. Off the top of my head Janette Oke, Julie Klassen and Carrie Turansky are a few authors who have achieved such, so, yes, it can be done. Then why do we stoop to sultry and immoral content in Christian fiction? It serves very little purpose other than to soil minds that do not wish to be soiled. And with that said I’ve found myself unable to complete A Heart Revealed. It immediately starts out with a crude incident but I had hoped that in going on things would change. They didn’t. The descriptions are a wee bit graphic. I have nothing against Julie Lessman’s ability to tell a story – far from it! I admire her abilities as a writer. There were just details I didn’t approve of and would rather not read.
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