Sunday, December 2, 2007

Restoring Water by A.D. Roland

I have had a very hectic past few weeks, but over Thanksgiving, I was able to read Restoring Water, a historical inspirational romance that I really enjoyed. A.D. Roland has written a very different kind of inspirational romance- it has strong elements of suspense, and a bit of an edge, an intensity. Restoring Water proves that an inspirational romance doesn't have to be light and fluffy for the message of God's love to shine through.

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Restoring Water
A.D. Roland
Tease Publishing
Available Now
Historical Inspirational Romance

Summer Sweetwater lives a hard life, taking care of her gambling, alcoholic father, and trying to coax life out of barren land. Because of her father, the townspeople consider Summer to be trash, and treat her as such. So imagine her surprise when Isaiah McCready, a gorgeous stranger, shows up trying to court her! Even stranger, he claims he’s a prophet, and that God has sent him to marry her and give her back tenfold everything that was taken from her many years ago. Summer doesn’t quite know what to make of him, but she does know that she doesn’t want to ruin his reputation by him associating with her. But no matter how much she pushes him away, he persists in trying to make her believe him. The true test comes when Summer’s father uses her as a bargaining chip in order to get back the family’s land, that has been in the possession of their neighbor for years. Will Isaiah be able to keep her safe, win her back, AND win her heart?

Restoring Water was a beautifully emotional story of loss, love, and faith. A.D. Roland writes a story not just about putting your faith in the one you love, but about putting your faith in God’s love. As I read Restoring Water, I felt countless emotions, and there were quite a few times where I literally had tears rolling down my face. I think just about anyone can identify with Summer and the loss and insecurity she feels, as well as the joy in discovering that she is loved. Not only was this an uplifting love story, but it was a wonderful story about how God can heal your heart if you put your trust in Him. I applaud A.D. Roland not just for her skillful writing ability, but for writing such a heartfelt message of God’s Love.

-Mandy Briggs
Rogues and Romance

Heat Rating: *1- Cupid's Affection Arrow
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Violence Rating: *3- Steel Arrow
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Official Blurb:
When the handsome newcomer arrives in town, Summer Sweetwater is sure he’s crazy. Not only is he claiming to be a prophet, he’s proposing marriage! Summer spent her whole life shunned by the residents of Shady Creek, Florida, because of the sins of her father. She won’t tarnish Isaiah McCready’s reputation by association. Even as Mac promises her no matter what the town believes, God still accepts her, Summer pushes him further and further away. When a debtor comes to collect, Isaiah may be the only one who can save the woman he believes is his destiny. Her father has offered her to a nasty neighbor in exchange forthe deed to their once-fertile land. To save Summer, Mac will have to own up to his own deceptions and criminal past. Will he be able to convince Summer that he isn’t the very things she fears so she will trust him enough to put her life in his hands?

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