CFBA Review: Devotion by:Marianne Evans

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDevotionHarbourlight Books (September 19, 2012)byMarianne Evans


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.

My Review:
 Christian music agent, Kellen Rossiter has a wonderfully blessed life. A loving wife that is willing to anything for him. His faith in God is solid or at least he thinks it is. Juliet Rossiter finds joy in helping the underprivileged. She believes as well that her marriage with Kellen was rock solid. Soon she starts seeing her husband grow closer to his new client and she starts to question things between them.

 Kellen didn’t expect to become quite attracted to his new client and he starts to question his marriage as a result of his new found friendship. A friendship that becomes dangerously close to something neither of them expect. Juliet receives news that they have waited years to hear but when she finds out devastating news, she isn’t sure she wants to even involve her husband anymore.

 When you find out that your spouse has committed something truly forbidden, do you forgive him and try to move past it or do you move on with your life without your spouse? What would God have you to do? In Devotion, you will learn what it really means to forgive the unforgivable. Juliet’s life is played out before our eyes and we learn right along with her how to move past the grievousness of a broken heart into a place of true freedom.

 Excellent writing by Marianne Evans!!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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