Wednesday, June 30, 2010

REVIEW: A Soldier's Devotion by Cheryl Wyatt

“A Soldier’s Devotion” by Cheryl Wyatt begins with a bang. Post-bang, actually. The car accident has already taken place, and we meet our hero flat on his back in the middle of the street. His motorcycle is destroyed and the woman who hit him is on the ground beside him and praying. This is not how Vince Reardon thought this day would go. This incident was also unexpected for Val Russo, and so are the feelings that she is developing for this antagonistic man who doesn’t share her faith. But a devotion to underprivileged kids draws them together and offers opportunity to create romantic entanglements that follow this apparently God-appointed “meeting” which are what each of them least expects.

Wyatt has outdone herself with this book in my opinion. Vince’s antagonistic attitude toward Val is supremely believable as is how the author describes how the hard crust over his heart cracks and crumbles, leading him back into relationship with God. This novel was an absolute joy!

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