Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: Covenant Child - Terri Blackstock

Looking for a good Christian read ? Do you enjoy the author Terri Blackstock ?
We each have our favourite authors in every genre and when it comes to Christian Fiction, for me Terri Blackstock is definitely up there in my Top 5.
Review: Covenant Child - Terri Blackstock - Originally Published 2001 , Reprinted 2012
When I got this book, I wasn't too sure what to expect but I did have a fair idea that I would enjoy it and I loved it and read it in one sitting.
Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock is a loose modern retelling of the Parable of The Prodigal Son. In the beginning we meet twins Kara and Lizzie , their father Jack and Stepmother Amanda. They lived as a happy family, away from the spotlight of Jack's billionaire father. All was well until tragedy struck and not only did Jack's parents die but also Jack himself in a tragic plane accident. Soon Amanda is left as heiress to the fortune and stepmother to the two little twins. The news of the money though gets out and out from the woodwork appears Sherry's parents - the girls grandparents from their mother's side wanting custody of the girls and their money. Amanda not having a leg to stand on, loses out and soon begins the journey and story of two little rich girls who were deprived of what really should have been theirs all along. On their eighteenth birthday, Amanda strikes out to the girls and is received with mixed emotions- Lizzie is happy to see her and moves in with Amanda but Kara - believing the lies that she has been told and out to think that Amanda robbed them of her fortune takes a stroll down the opposite path , a path of destruction,lies and eventually pain and hurt. Can Lizzie and Amanda convince Kara, that this is the way for her or will it have to take another tragedy to occur for Kara- the prodigal daughter to find her way home ?
Covenant Child is a book that you won't be able to put down and a story that will tug at your heartstrings.

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