Book Review: Portrait by JoAnn Durgin

Best selling author, JoAnn Durgin has begun a new series, but fans of the Lewis Legacy Series (LLS) have no need to worry! There will be occasional glimpses of our beloved TeamWork members. This new series, The Grantham-Michaels Series (GMS), promises to be just as good, if not better, than the Lewis Legacy Series. Now, before all of you LLS fans, of which I am one, start throwing things at me, let me tell you that the GMS series is totally different from LLS. In the first book of the GMS, Portrait,  Ms. Durgin included fascinating information on fine art, painting portraits, collectors’ items and even shipping, adding a realistic background to the story.

Of course, there is the beautiful love story of Evan and Lianna. Captivated by each other at first glance, Ms. Durgin, develops the love story, using the faith of Evan and Lianna to build each other up and to witness to those around them. With grace and finesse, she shows that Christians can be faced with temptation, but stand strong in their beliefs.

There are wonderful secondary characters–Evan’s brother, Dylan, who has been in and out of prison for years, Lianna’s best friend and roommate, Sunnye, The Granthams’, Evan’s “family” and business associates, and the precocious, hurting Samantha, the nine-year old daughter of the Granthams, who is highly intelligent, frequently tries to act like an adult, but still is a child.

Portrait is a fresh, new writing from Ms. Durgin and I look foward to reading the next book in the series.

I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinion expressed here is solely mine.

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