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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 25 May 2021 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – LOVE ORDAINED by TARA TAFFERA

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TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – LOVE ORDAINED by TARA TAFFERA

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THE BLURB

Where Great Loss Turns to Ordained Love

When Gina Andros loses her husband Alex and almost two-year old daughter Teresa in a car accident, her world falls apart. Her mother-in-law Helena, a woman she views as a second mother, blames her for the accident and cuts her out of her life. Doing so, she turns her family, including Gina’s best friends, Anna and Christian, away from her. Gina falls deep into the pit of grief, but slowly the family starts to heal—due in part to a major event in her life. But not before Helena goes to great lengths to derail Gina’s recovery. Will Helena’s heart melt, bringing the family back together?

As the months go by, the possibility of new love arrives in Gina’s life, but is it the love God has planned for her? Will Gina realize the one she is meant to be with, and if she does, will he be ready to love her unconditionally?



THE AUTHOR

118l2cgts5qsdqnovf8034cdan._US230_Tara Taffera is a journalist living in Stafford, Va., with her husband of 23 years, and her three daughters. In 2020, she realized her dream of writing her first novel, Love Ordained. She has always loved to read, and anyone who knows her knows how fast she can plow through a good book. Her mother always says, how as a youngster, she was always asking to go back to the library for more books. She started writing Love Ordained more than 20 years ago, and she finally made it a priority in early 2020, and finished the book–a Christian romance. It was published on February 15, 2021, and she is currently working on book 2 in the series.

 

MY REVIEW

This promised to be a wonderful story of healing and new beginnings. Sadly, I was offput from the first page when the author wrote two totally different and conflicting actions within the first two paragraphs.

My heart ached for Gina, the utter loss, the depth of her grieving. (And I know people who have been there.) I totally get her inability to cope and move forward. What I didn’t get was her father’s reaction at a time when she needed his support.

He wasn’t the only unbelievable character. While I know grief can turn the loveliest people into a bitter shell, Helena’s reaction seemed extreme to this reader.

Between characters I just couldn’t accept as realistic and several other inconsistencies, I was not impressed with this book.

 

ROBIN’S FEATHERS

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I received a complimentary copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

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