If you follow my blog at all, you know that I am an avid reader and I enjoy writing reviews on the books I’ve read. I always hope that my reviews will encourage readers to go to their local bookstore or online and purchase the books that I review. If this happens, I feel that I have been successful in helping the author.
I have read almost all, if not all, of JoAnn Durgin’s books. Every book–every series of books–have been excellent. Her characters are always ones that you fall in love with – or at least – want to bring home with you and her details and descriptions place you right in the midst of the books. You may find the encouragement you need or your faith may be increased through the scriptures she shares in her books, and when you finish the book, you are ready for the next installment.
Ms. Durgin’s latest book Love So Divine is all of the above and more. Quite frankly, it is in a class all by itself. The story line involves two people, Heather and Chase, who could not be more different if they tried. They come from different backgrounds, their “upbringing” had no similarities at all, and their careers are as different as night and day. They determine not to give into the attraction they feel for one another, but God has other plans for them.
This is another beautiful love story written by Ms. Durgin, but what makes it stand out is the amount of scriptures used and the overall evangelical message throughout the book. Ms. Durgin presents the message effortlessly as her hero, Chase, is a youth pastor and lovingly shares the gospel with the youth under his ministry, and with Heather as well.
Not only did Ms. Durgin present the evangelical message in Love So Divine, she also encouraged readers with hope, a reminder of mercy and grace and the message of faith. When I finished reading the book, I was ready for the next installment.
This is one book you must read. So, the next Sunday afternoon when Spring has disappeared again, grab your favorite afghan, a cup of tea and sit down and read Love So Divine. It will change your life!