Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Covenant Child - Fiction, Modern

Covenant Child
By Terri Blackstock

Kara and Lizzie are children of privilege and heiresses to a great fortune; but they are being raised in poverty.  Orphaned at a young age, the twins are snatched from their loving stepmother by their maternal grandparents who care only for the fortune that their granddaughters bring.  Their stepmother Amanda tries her best to reach out to the girls through letters and gifts, but every attempt is thwarted by the grandparents, who fill the girls heads with lies about Amanda’s intention to steal their money.  When the girls turn 18 and come into their money whom will they choose to believe – their greedy grandparents, or their loving stepmom?  And will they let God heal the scars of their broken past?

Captivating!  My brief synopsis above doesn’t do justice to this heartbreaking story of love lost, deceit, and greed.  Terri Blackstock has probably written the life-story of many American girls raised in broken homes in this tale – though without the loving and marvelously rich step-mother waiting for them in the background.  I have to admit that I read the book in one night because I couldn’t put it down.  Be sure to have your box of Kleenex handy, because when you get attached to these redheaded twins you’ll be using quite a few!  I thought this book was wonderful and am putting on my must read again list – A+!

I received a free e-book version of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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