Today's book review is The Cure by Parker J. Cole. She's a new author to me. She's a Christian author who writes mainly interracial Christian romance. She is also one of the authors for the Java Cupid series.
Parker does internet radio shows "focused on real Christian talk about issues that affect every day of our lives. From culture and arts, to politics, and devotions, PJC Media exists to invigorate the Christian culture with thought provoking, wholesome, and educational broadcasts and programming."
Here is the description from the book's Amazon page
Savannah Woods vows to never again have anything to do with Micah Reddington after he ruins her best friend's career. Yet, when Savannah’s niece is injured in a serious accident, the one man she can’t trust is the one she needs.
Micah can barely contain his satisfaction when he sees Savannah’s message pleading for him to come to her side. Her disloyalty nearly cost his career and he’ll never forgive her for leaving him at the lowest point in his life.
Despite her efforts to remain aloof, Savannah keeps seeing glimpses of the Micah she once loved behind his cool exterior. Micah fights an ongoing battle to not succumb to the sweetness of the woman he once cared for beyond anything else. But Savannah and Micah’s hearts remain sick with the pangs of betrayal. What, if anything, is the cure?
I enjoy books dealing with medical issues or with main characters who are doctors, so this was interesting to me from the start. Books which have a lot of flashbacks are not normally appealing to me. The Cure, however, doesn't use flashbacks as I usually find them. They are reflections and memories set within the character's present thoughts. They are brought back to the action by comments or events breaking in. I enjoyed how Parker did this.
The story is compelling. Lilliana is the niece who has been badly burned and in the hospital. Savannah calls on her ex-fiance, Micah, to come. She texts him, I need you, and he does. There is bitterness on both sides as well as distrust. There are supportive minor characters who, depending on their viewpoint, encourage a reconciliation or actively work to prevent it.
Themes of forgiveness, trust, support, and belief in others weave their way throughout the book. As a romance there is, of course, a HEA.
The story is well written and I couldn't put it down. Their was one aspect of the story I would have liked to know how it was resolved but its absence didn't detract from the book. It's clean with no sex or language and both main characters are Christian believers.
Pick up your copy of The Cure. You won't be disappointed.
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.