Sunday, March 11, 2012
Give Us This Day by June Foster
Bellewood Book One: Give Us This Day by June Foster released February 1, 2012, from Desert Breeze Publishing Inc. A hero with a food addiction, Jess Colton, meets Holly Harrison in an elevator. She's captivated with his pale blue eyes and sees more than his outward appearance. Holly hides her own disability. This beautifully written novel was sprung from a retired schoolteacher, and I will want to read more of her writing. Her simple style is elegant and she has impressed me with the plot. Jess battles with his weight and feels he can’t offer himself to Holly though he loves her. He doesn’t want to tie her down to a man with health issues. Holly feels Jeff couldn’t possibly love her because of her own handicap. She hides it when he wants to walk on the beach with her and asks her to take off her shoes so they can feel the sand between their toes. She knows she’ll eventually have to show and tell, but will the time ever be right? Holly has been berated by her sister who tells her God could never forgive her, but Jess says He has. A health crisis rips the two further apart right after Holly gets up the nerve to come clean and show her disability to Jess. His sister doesn’t want Holly around her brother until he’s in a coma and Holly prays with her. This novel is a heart-touching story of love, forgiveness, and what God can do when you let Him. I highly recommend it for anyone who may be battling food addiction. Jess gave up one addiction for another until he let God help him. This novel is spun gold. We are all flawed humans in one way or another, all works-in-progress. I so enjoyed the method in which June Foster brings the pieces of flawed human nature together to create a touching story of love you’ll remember after closing your eBook. Available wherever fine eBooks are sold.