Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Book Review: Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

Kara and Lizzie thought they had the perfect life.  Their mother was no longer with them, but their father loved them with more than enough love for two people.  Plus, he found a new wife who loved the girls as if they were her own flesh and blood.  She couldn't have her own children, but having Kara and Lizzie was the next best thing.  No.  It was better than the next best thing.

Amanda, the girls' new mother, was all set out to adopt the girls when her husband, their father, died in a plane accident.  Right before his death came the death of his parents leaving him a massive fortune, which was now left to the girls when they turn 18 as it goes.

At the age of 3, the twins were swept from their loving home to live with their other grandparents, their mother's parents, that they had never met.  Amanda fought to keep them, but because the adoption process had not been finalized, I'm not even sure it had started, she had no legal right to the girls and their grandparents, being the closest living blood relatives, did.

They were pulled from a beautiful life of love to a life of filth and greed.  Deke and Eloise, the grandparents, were only after them because they were the "Billion Dollar Babies."  They received money every year from the girls' inheritance, but they squandered it on gambling.  Eventually, the girls forgot about Amanda and their previous life, believing that it was nothing they wanted to go back to.  This was their live now.

Amanda didn't stop.  She knew she had to wait until the girls were 18, but she kept watch, keeping the business, the money, and the mansion the girls inherited safe so she could turn it over to them as soon as they were of age.  She loved the girls with all her heart and wanted nothing more than to give them what was rightfully theirs.

The ending gives us a powerful message from God.  He tells us that He will always be here for us.  No matter what we do He still loves us.  Nothing can take that away.  Nothing!  This story shows just how far the love goes.  I was blown away at the end when I got the message.

Nominated for the Christy Award for Allegory in 2003.

I read this as a review request from Booksneeze using the Kindle App on my laptop.  All opinions are my own.  I was not compensated for this review in any way.

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