Monday, February 16, 2009
The Renewal by Terri Kraus
A kiss of history-a hug of renovation-and an embrace of restoration. That's what The Renewal is.
The Renewal by Terri Kraus should really be titled: Sweet Renovation or The Master's Healing Touch.
I received the Master's healing touch while reading this story. I was deeply touched by this story and the character's lives. The Renewal is what Inspiration stories are truly all about--renewal, renovation, and restoration. We all have an area in our life that only the Restoring Hand of God can touch...as He did in Leslie and Jack's life. Each had a "demon" to overcome. Neither could do it on their own, no matter how hard they tried.
Just what are these "demons" that possess Leslie and Jack? Will they ever truly be rid of these monsters?
Well, if you really want to know, you'll just have to read, The Renewal, to find out.
Did Leslie do the right thing by moving to the town of Butler? Will her great-great-great grandmother's diary and her heritage catch up with Leslie? The two ladies share a common bond. What is it? Can this old diary help heal the evil that plagues Leslie? Leslie's ex comes to town. What is it that he's after?
Entering Jack. Wow, what a hottie. A hottie with a heart wrenching past. Can Leslie trust him? Better yet, can Jack trust himself? And what will happen when and if Leslie discovers his hidden "demon"? Will she shun him, or will she open up her arms to him?
And then there's Mike. Poor tongue-tied Mike. Will he ever win Leslie's heart? Or is it something else that he's after?
Ava, Ava, sweet little Ava, who knows only too well about her mommy's "demon". After all, she's witnessed it enough. Is that why Ava's daddy divorced her mommy?
There's a bully in this story. A class "A", numero uno jerk. One that I would love nothing more than to slap duct tape across his mouth. Just who is this mongrel anyway?
A mystery lurks behind a door that nobody wants to destroy or that nobody seems to be able to open? How come? And just what is so valuable in that room that somebody obviously did everything in their power to keep people from getting into it?
Well, if you would like to know the answer to all of the above questions, then purchase a copy of The Renewal by Terri Kraus. You won't be sorry.
Fabulous job, Terri. You touched on some very sensitive subjects and handled them very well. I'll be forever changed because of this story.
Until next time...