Friday, February 13, 2015

Devotion by Marianne Evans

Valentines Day is tomorrow. So it only makes sense to review a book about... marital infidelity???

No, it's not a self-help manual, but a novel about a couple, Kellen and Juliet, whose marriage hits a speed bump when Kellen is blind-sided by an attraction to a beautiful and extremely talented client. 

At the same time, wife Juliet has given up on the hope of  becoming pregnant, and her self-image and her faith in God have taken a hit. 

When Juliet hears some gossip about her husband and the truth comes to the light, she fears she will not be able to trust Kellen-- maybe forever.

Devotion is well written, somewhat reminiscent of Karen Kingsbury's style. Author Marianne Evans obviously has a heart for Christian marriages, and highlights how increased vulnerability can catch even   truly committed couples unawares.
She also explores the place for pastoral counsel and belonging to a church that nurtures and encourages.
Good things. 

For more information about Devotion, please read on!
This week, the
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Harbourlight Books (September 19, 2012)


A Word from the author:
My career began at Kensington Publishing, then Wild Rose Press released what will likely be my last secular novel, With This Kiss. This book is very dear to my heart, because, in a way, it memorializes the life of my grandmother, Rachel Alfano. She was a feisty, loving Italian. Back in the day, folks came to her deli in East Rutherford "from the City" (New York, of course!) to get her pepperoni, or purchase her hand-made sausage and pastas. Life and times at 82 Mozart Street are engraved upon my heart, and precious to me. What better place to set a romance?

Now, I'm called to write 'Faith-affirming fiction' (TM). Christian inspirational romance, and Christian themed fiction, is something that both as a reader, and writer, I feel called upon by God to enjoy and create.

This segment of my journey began when I was lucky enough to win a writing contest sponsored by White Rose Publishing that led to the publication of my Christian inspy debut, Hearts Crossing. This humble, heart-felt novella went on to become a series...and an Amazon best seller! A Face in the Clouds, a short story spin-off of Woodland, is also part of my 'best seller' portfolio. What a blessing!


Christian Music agent Kellen Rossiter has everything he ever wanted: A-list clients from coast to coast, a loving wife who honors and respects him, and a faith life that’s never wavered—until now. Juliet Rossiter has the perfect life: a rewarding schedule serving the underprivileged, a husband who loves her as Christ loved the church, and a blessed future as a mother—at least that's what she thinks.

For Better or Worse

But what happens when their rock-solid marriage begins to crumble under the weight of an unexpected and powerful temptation?  How does love survive when its foundation is shaken?

'Til Death Do Us Part

When human frailty and the allure of sin deal a harsh blow to their relationship, it will take more than love to mend the shattered trust and heartbreak. It will take a lifetime of devotion.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Devotion, go HERE.


Marianne Evans said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Devotion - I appreciate your time and dedication to shining a light on Christian fiction! You're a blessing!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Thank you Marianne for the visit to my place!!
God bless you and may your writing be filled with His awesome inspiration!!!