Shades of the Heart
WHEN PAST AND PRESENT SECRETS ARE REVEALED, ONE THING IS SURE - THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
All was well in Blake Montgomery’s magnificent world. He was actively involved in ministry at church, employed by a great company, and to top it all off, he was happily married to Gabrielle, and awaiting the new addition to his family.
Gabrielle found the love of her life. From the moment they met, their chemistry was undeniable. But, Blake had to work tirelessly to tear down the wall she had built up against ever loving again, and she was glad he did. They shared a love they attributed only to the grace of God on their lives…a love so rare.
When a dramatic turn of events disclosed shocking secrets, everything changed. As their marriage explodes and their lives shift in unexpected directions, both must learn to relinquish control and trust God in order to embrace the future.
Life-altering struggles can be the pathway to new beginnings. Will they find the courage to forgive and create a love for all times?
What Readers Are Saying About
Shades of the Heart
Wow! I'm impressed. Most Christian novels don't want to deal with the subject of infidelity and the ones that do mostly show the couple ending the marriage in divorce. But, Shades of the Heart shows the real struggles of a couple who have been devastated by the bomb of infidelity, but are willing to seek God about how to proceed forth in their marriage. It shows that it is not an easy journey to restoration and healing, but it is a worth while journey. There is a great blessing on the other side of pain if couples are willing to allow God to reconcile and restore.
Gabby and Blake where so transparent that it was almost painful to read at times. They fought hard through those emotions that were trying to suck them into despair. And it was a blessing that they had people around them who were willing to minister to them or just listen to them vent, but still direct them back to God.
Shades of the Heart is a spot on portrayal of the struggles, pain, sorrow, hurt, healing, reconciliation, forgiveness and restoration that couples go through. This would be a great book to use in any marriage ministry and if you know of any couples dealing with infidelity give them a copy of this book.
I truly, truly enjoyed this book so much. I was going to wait and put up my review but something won't let me do that. I have NEVER read a book that I have connected with on so many levels. To me, this is a raw and emotional tale about pain, suffering, hurt, loss and love. The turmoil and guilt that Gabrielle goes through is something that I have experienced myself, along with the devastation and hurt from Blake. Ms. Bryan does an amazing job of conveying all of the emotions that these two individuals go through, without placing all of the blame at one's feet. I honestly couldn't make it through the book without shedding several tears. To steal a line from Helen Baylor, this book is "Highly Recommended."