Shades of the Heart
Ann Marie Bryan
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WHEN PAST AND PRESENT SECRETS ARE REVEALED, ONE THING IS SURE - THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
All was well in Blake Montgomery’s magnificent world. He was actively involved in ministry at church, employed by a great company, and to top it all off, he was happily married to Gabrielle, and awaiting the new addition to his family.
Gabrielle found the love of her life. From the moment they met, their chemistry was undeniable. But, Blake had to work tirelessly to tear down the wall she had built up against ever loving again, and she was glad he did. They shared a love they attributed only to the grace of God on their lives…a love so rare.
When a dramatic turn of events disclosed shocking secrets, everything changed. As their marriage explodes and their lives shift in unexpected directions, both must learn to relinquish control and trust God in order to embrace the future.
Life-altering struggles can be the pathway to new beginnings. Will they find the courage to forgive and create a love for all times?
A Storybook Marriage on the Brink of Collapse and the Love and Faith that Hold it Together
Ann Marie Bryan has thoughtfully crafted characters that are complex and realistic. Gabrielle and Blake are immersed in a storybook marriage, but when the scars of Gabrielle's past resurface, their storybook marriage is threatened. It is brought to the brink of collapse. Through the turmoil, Gabrielle and Blake turn to their friends, family and faith for guidance and support.
The story is beautiful! It is rich in character and story development. Ann Marie Bryan does a fantastic job of bringing these characters and their surroundings to life. She brings us down a very dark path in a storybook marriage that seems to be crumbling, and this dark path begins in the opening pages. However, the light on their horizon is lifted emphatically with the assistance of Gabrielle and Blake's friends, family and faith.
Every storybook must have a challenge. Every protagonist must have an antagonist. The challenge in this storybook are the secrets that threaten to dissolve a loving marriage. The antagonist in this story is the wound in Gabrielle's past that hasn't completely healed. To overcome the challenge and defeat the antagonist, Gabrielle must open a door that has remained closed to Blake for the entirety of their marriage. She must show him a past that she hasn't been willing to face herself.
Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed!