Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book Review- Courage to Change by Elizabeth Maddrey

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled onto a Giveaway.  Although 
I didn't win the book(s) I was introduced to a few new authors. 
I signed up for their newsletters and received a free book from each one!  
Courage to Change
About the book (provided from authors website)
When Phil Reid became a Christian and stopped drinking, his hard-partying wife Brandi divorced him. Reeling and betrayed, he becomes convinced Christians should never remarry, and resolves to guard his heart.
Allison Vasak has everything in her life under control, except for one thing. Her heart is irresistibly drawn to fellow attorney and coworker, Phil. Though she knows his history and believes that women should not initiate relationships, she longs to make her feelings known.
As Phil and Allison work closely together to help a pregnant teen, Allison melts his defenses. But when Brandi discovers Phil’s new relationship, she decides that though she doesn’t want him, no one else can have him. Can Phil and Allison’s love weather the chaos Brandi brings into their lives?
Courage to Change is classified as a 
Contemporary Inspirational Romance.  
I was pleasantly surprised . . . it is much more than the average sweet love story.  
There are multiple plots running  through the story making it much more than a romance. 

Elizabeth Maddrey weaves together the topics of teen pregnancy,adoption, divorce and remarriage  all while giving us a book with some drama, suspense and good clean romance. 

Phil and Allison are coworkers and friends.  They've worked together a few years.  
Allison secretly has an interest in Phil.
Phil although he is interested in Allison struggles with his personal relationship with God because of his divorce a few years prior.

Phil and Allison are thrown together by Lindsey a pregnant teenager whose father has consulted Phil about pressing charges on the girls adult boyfriend.  

Allison's relationship with Lindsey grows as she helps Lindsey through the challenges of making decisions about whether to keep her baby.

All along Phil is struggling with his feelings about being a divorced Christian and his ex wife's reappearance in his life when
she begins stalking Phil and then Allison when she finds out about their growing relationship. 

Courage to Change is a great book!  I am glad that I got the opportunity to read it.  It is a good romance with some drama, twists and turns and a good 'ole happy ending.  

While Courage to Change is book 2 in the series it is written as a stand alone.  There are some characters from book 1 who return as part of the cast.  

I recommend this book for anyone that loves a good clean story with a message.  I am looking forward to the chance to read more from the series.  

Visit the authors website  for more information about the series, other books and to purchase.  

Or click here to purchase on Amazon.

Rarely do I give books 5 stars Courage to Change deserves 
5 stars.  

I received a complimentary copy from the author. 
This review will appear on all retail sites where available.
This review will appear on My Reading Journeys and on 
Good Reads. 

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