Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cherished {A Novel of Unconventional Love} by Kim Cash Tate

Book Description:  
Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love that they shared would be a forever kind of love. But choices she'll forever regret upended her hope and turned her dreams to dust. When those dreams come knocking once more, she's forced to deal with the pain of the past.
Heather Anderson's life has spun out of control--first an affair with a married man, then a one-night stand with a drummer of a popular Christian band that left her devastated. Broken and alone, she cried out to the only One who can save her. And He did, but that's just the beginning, because now she must leave behind the only life she has ever known.
Two women with shame-filled pasts form an unlikely friendship. What does God's forgiveness look like for them? Will they ever believe that He loves them...and can still offer them a life where they are cherished?

My Review:  Kelli has drifted away from going to church and from desiring to be with God.  Then Heather feels that God can't love her because she has "misused his good and perfect gift."
Two women whose lives interconnect The men and the friends that "make" them who they are.  The men who care for them and then the men who used them.  They learn that God cherishes them as human beings, women who need to lean on the Savior not a man who wants more than a woman can give.
An interesting story with a twist at the end that leaves the reader with a feeling that all the choices we make in life will and do affect our lives.
The choices the two women make do affect their relationships with others and it also, in my opinion, taints their relationship with God.  This Women of Faith fiction read is also about redemption, His love and forgiveness (forgiving one's self and forgiving others).  
This read was a sad one for me because, unfortunately, so many of today's young women are casting off their virtue and this causes a rift with their Heavenly Father, the One who truly loves and cherishes them!
A contemplative read on how a woman is to be cherished!
*This book was provided by The B & BMedia Group, Inc.*
About the Author:
When Kim graduated from George Washington University Law School she expected to live and practice law in Washington, DC the rest of her life—but God had other plans. Kim moved to Madison, WI where she married Bill and joined a church—which led to a complete “reshaping” of Kim’s identity. After almost a decade as a lawyer Kim resigned her partnership to stay home with her children. Now she’s the author of three books (two fiction, one non-fiction). Kim, Bill, and their two children live in Missouri.

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