Friday, April 6, 2018
A CHANCE AT FOREVER by Melissa Jagears, Review by Trixi Oberembt
Teaville Moral Society Series #3
“You shouldn't let the voices of your past or present define who you are. Let God do that.”
Aaron embarks on a journey to try to make up for hurts he caused others in his childhood. The one person in the world Mercy McClain could go without seeing again is Aaron Firebrook. It seems God has plans for these two in spite of their painful pasts.
Melissa Jagears does it again with this emotionally charged tale of forgiveness, redemption, and becoming new in Christ in spite of your past sins. I loved seeing the character growth in them both, especially Mercy as she begins to accept herself as God sees her. Aaron is our wounded hero. Humble to the core, knowing he doesn't deserve grace or mercy in the people he hurt. But yet he knows he received it from God who looks at the heart of man. These two certainly spark whenever they are near each other and not always in a good way. When both of them begin to understand the forgiveness God extends, then healing can come and love can grow! Two unlikely people put together by God with a bond that is unbreakable, beautiful and lasting. A wonderful redeeming love story to touch heart and soul!
BACK COVER BLURB:
In early 1900s Kansas, Mercy McClain, determined to protect Teaville's children from the bullying she experienced as a child, finds fulfillment working at the local orphanage and serving on the school board. When Aaron Firebrook, the classmate who bothered her more than any other, petitions the board for a teaching position, she's dead set against him getting the job.
Aaron knows he deserves every bit of Mercy's mistrust, but he's returned to his hometown a changed man and is seeking to earn forgiveness of those he wronged. He doesn't expect Mercy to like him, but surely he can prove he now has the best interests of the children at heart.
Will resentment and old wounds hold them back, or can Mercy and Aaron put the past behind them in time to face the unexpected threats to everything they're working for?
* I received a complimentary copy by the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. *
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I love the premise for this story. We hang on to the old hurts of our childhood, don't we? And often feel just as strongly about them decades later. Thanks Trixi! Wonderful review!ReplyDelete
I'm really late to my own party! I love this whole series and Melissa really knows how to tell a story that we all can relate to in one capacity or another. I hope you get a chance to read it along with the other books in the Teaville Moral Society series :-)ReplyDelete