If you’re like me, seeing “Book #3” on the cover might scare you off if you haven’t yet read Book #1 or Book #2 in the series—I wouldn’t let it do so in this case. The Desire (The Restoration Series Book #3): A Novel fares nicely as a standalone. (I’m not overly fond of this simple, somewhat shallow title, though.)
If you, or someone you know, has gone through the heartbreak of wanting a baby and unable to get pregnant (or it takes longer than desired) then you’ll be able to relate to this story. The desire for a child runs deep—as the story does.
In a sense, the plot of The Desire is twofold—Alan’s and Michelle’s difficulty in having children, as well as young Christina, who is unmarried and pregnant. It sounds like there’s a simple solution, but that wouldn’t make a great story now, would it? This book has twists you don’t see coming. God’s plans don’t always coincide with ours.
The Desire is a story of desire, faith, patience, and heart. It leaves a lasting impression and confirms the truth that God is there for us and sees us through every circumstance. With that said, I wish I were more drawn into the characters. I sympathized with them, but they felt a tad distant.
Cover: It’s okay
Title: It’s okay
Pace: Partly slow, partly steady
First Lines: Michelle didn’t know why she’d come here, why she tortured herself this way. The place stirred all kinds of emotions inside her. None of them were good.
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