Tuesday, May 15, 2018

A Fabulous Thought Provoking Read!!!

                   "Loving Brock"
                 By Joan Deneve             
Genre: Contemporary Christian Women’s Fiction & Romance
Release Date: April, 2018
For years, Brock Whitfield served God with joy and contentment at the mission hospital he founded in Angola.
When Joy Stockman joined their team as a surgical assistant, he found a woman whose zeal for God and heart for people equaled and in many ways surpassed his own. Before he knew it, his admiration and respect for her blossomed into love. After years of serving alone, Brock began to hope that God was giving him another chance to love and be loved in return.
A crisis arose within the family causing Brock to put his personal plans on hold. As he prayed for guidance, Brock’s faith and obedience were put to the ultimate test as God brings the perfect person into his life and then asks him to give her up.
About the Author:   
Joan Deneve enjoys being a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and author, but her favorite role and defining title is that of Christian. Joan teaches English in a Christian school and has a passion to help young people fall in love with Christ and equip them to become all God wants them to be.
Joan shares her life with Rene’, her husband of forty years. Together they reside in Prattville, Alabama, a quaint city with southern charm and hospitality.
Joan loves to laugh and spend quality time with family and friends.

My Thoughts:

This is the third in this author's series entitled "The Redeemed Side of Broken". However, it can be read as a stand alone and thoroughly enjoyed. I had not read the previous two, but upon reading this book, I will definitely go back and read the others! The best word to express my thoughts is "Wow"! A fabulous, inspirational book overflowing with the true meaning of Christianity. The underlying theme throughout was how we need to follow God regardless of all else going on in our lives. Whatever happens when we follow His plans , will leave us happy and satisfied, even though the path to get there may be filled with trials and deep tribulations.

The main characters were unique in today's fiction. They were mature adults beginning their sixties. Both Joy and Brock were described in a vivid , realistic way that immediately pulled you into their story. I could feel their every hurt , desire and challenge. They were mature Christians who each had a past, one that neither was proud of. But, with the Lord's help, they were able to fight their demons to become victorious in their faith. The depth of this faith is something that I greatly admired !

The plot is fast paced with unexpected shocks around every corner. The reader is kept on the edge of her seat, as these tense situations arise. I have to say that I became angry at all that God was throwing at these two wonderful people and had the old question, "Why does God allow these terrible things happen to good Christians?" Well, this book explained it well.... tough situations and battles within make us stronger in our faith.

This novel is definitely a winner in Inspirational Fiction! I was left in deep thought , searching my soul and examining my life. Could I ever have this depth of faith?

A five star book!

This book was received as a gift. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own.

Blog Stops

Mary Hake, May 4
Remembrancy, May 7
Carpe Diem, May 10
Bigreadersite, May 12
Artistic Nobody, May 13 (Spotlight)
Reading is my SuperPower, May 13 (Interview)
margaret kazmierczak, May 15 (Interview)
Henry Happens, May 16
Quiet Quilter, May 16


To celebrate her tour, Joan is giving away a grand prize of the entire The Redeemed Side of Broken Series, African blend coffee, coffee mug, a magnet from Angola, and a personalized message from the author on a special card from Angola!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cc63

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your wonderful review on "Loving Brock" By Joan Deneve which leaves me wanted to read this book all the more. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.
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