HAVE THE YEARS TAUGHT THEM HOW TO FORGIVE…AND TO TRUST THEIR HEARTS?
Megann Reilly returns home to Wildwood, Tennessee to help nurse her estranged mother back to health. She’s grateful for her newfound job as an administrative assistant at Wildwood Community Church…until she runs into Colton Kendrick, the bad-boy-wannabe who broke her heart. Colt’s job as Youth Director at the church is a cavernous stretch from his high school days as the town’s privileged rich kid. The death of his sister has left him with a young niece to raise and an unruly puppy to tame. He’s not the self-centered person who once hurt Megann, and all he wants is a chance to prove to her the man he’s become—and to love her.
Is it true that time heals all wounds, or has Colt found Megann…only to lose her again?
my point of view:
This book hits home pretty hard, in so many ways….I have issues with forgiveness in so many ways, and trust, ah, I’m not even going to go there, lol! Where I will go is here – this book was so lovely, and so REAL, I mean it was not all sweet and happy – which there is nothing wrong with those, mind you! But now and then you want a story that you can say, yes, people like these characters are so real, it’s almost painful to read about them! Well, I like to read those kinds of stories sometimes, and maybe you do too! If so, this is the book for you!
I have read many of The Potter’s House series, and have yet to be disappointed. A lot of these books deal with hard hitting issues, and this one is no exception – there are several situations to navigate throughout Proven Love. Abandonment issues, striving for perfect, infidelity – living a life without God as the center, and then there is the issue of substance abuse, not a direct issue for our hero or heroine – mostly in the past of a parent, but it still affects everyone in the present. Many people do not understand what it is like to be raised by an alcoholic and that how can affect every single relationship that person has in the future!
I mean learning to forgive and move on is hard enough, but how do you deal with hurt and betrayal from your own parents? Megann and Colt know they really can’t move forward in any healthy relationship when they have these kinds of issues to deal with….but must it be so difficult? Now, lets mix in the sweetest little girl, a girl who will simply steal your heart! She is the glue that brings all of these characters together and keeps everyone on the right path through Jesus, our Lord! Thank you , Mary Manners, for this amazing heart felt story of brokenness turned to forgiveness through God!