Sunday, September 23, 2018

Jane Reviews: The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Radiant Publications
Released: Sept. 1, 2015
288 pages
About the Book:
With commitment their only foundation, and love constantly thwarted, can an arranged marriage find happiness in the twenty-first century?

Becky Sawyer’s life unravels in a single day. Not only does she catch her boyfriend, the man she hoped to marry, lip-locked with another woman, she also receives the gut-wrenching news that her grandfather, the man who raised her, is dying. His last wish? To see her happily married. Heartbroken, Becky seeks inspiration in the pages of the Holy Scriptures. And finds it in the story of Isaac and Rebekah.

If love couldn't keep his parents together, Luke Masterson wonders what will make a marriage last. He decides to steer clear of all women—especially crazy ones like Becky Sawyer, who employs a friend to find her a husband. But when he feels the dogged promptings of the Holy Spirit to move across the country and marry a complete stranger, it seems love has little to do with it anyway.

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My Rating & Thoughts:  🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟   (5 stars)

This is the second time I have read this book and enjoyed it just as much. Once I started I did not want to put it down. The book opens with Becky excited about her Poppy's birthday, but as the day progresses things take a turn from bad to worse. Then she comes with this crazy plan for what she thinks will make her Poppy happy. Taking inspiration from the biblical story of Isaac and Rebekah, she asks her best friend, Lisa, to find her a husband. What happens when two strangers come together and try to build a future together?

Who couldn't like Luke? He is a godly man trying to live as God wants, a firefighter, he chooses to love Becky and tries to show her his love through every day things. Becky has been hurt by men in the past and something happens to make her doubt Luke, but instead of talking with him about it, she bottles it up and it hardens her heart each day. When she finds out it is all a misunderstanding from a friend she fears she might have already lost Luke. Will she be able to save the relationship?

Luke's uncle tells him that love is a choice and needs to be worked at everyday with some days being easier than others. This really got me thinking about my relationships with others. Do I or am I willing to the put in the work that is required to keep my relationships strong. I loved this perspective on love. The characters of Luke and Becky were easy to like and I loved that the author told the story from both their points of view.

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(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed in this
review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

Other Books by Sarah Monzon:

All of You  Finders Keepers  Freedom's Kiss  The Esther Paradigm

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