Monday, September 16, 2013

Great Christian Fiction: Review of Shana Burton's Flawfully Wedded Wives

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Just when Sullivan, Lawson, Kina, Angel, and Reginell finally think they've gotten life figured out, fate steps in and throws them a curve ball, adding fuel to the drama that seems to follow the ladies wherever they go.

Mt. Zion's first lady, Sullivan Webb, has left her philandering ways behind her, but lingering questions surrounding her daughter Charity's paternity motivates Sullivan to seek out her own absentee father, Pastor Samuel Sullivan. What her search uncovers is years of lies, secrets, and betrayal that threaten to destroy the lives of almost everyone she loves.

Kina Battle's newfound celebrity status as the winner of a popular weight-loss reality show goes to her head as quickly as she shed the unwanted pounds from her figure. Kina is prepared for the fame, endorsement deals, and celebrity appearances that come along with stardom. What she isn't prepared for is the harsh backlash when her secrets are exposed and the public starts to question whether she is the devout Christian that she's led everyone to believe she is.

Lawson Kerry Banks could get over her husband's affair if the evidence wasn't staring at her through the eyes of his love child, Simon. Lawson's insecurities and inability to accept his child force Garrett to choose between the woman he loves and the child he's fathered.

Life as the soon-to-be wife of high school football coach Mark Vinson lacks the excitement of Reginell Kerry's former life. It certainly lacks the financial security that pulling down $1000 a week as an exotic dancer afforded her. When the bills start to pile up, Reginell goes back to doing what she knows best, only this time it may cost her more than she's willing to pay.

Angel King's broken heart finds a safe place to mend in the arms of high school classmate Jordan McKay. He respects her decision to abstain from sex until marriage, he loves the Lord, and he adores her. However, Jordan is harboring a dangerous secret that could destroy their relationship and leave Angel brokenhearted once again.

The ladies often allow themselves to be led by their hearts instead of their heads, but this time, they will have no other choice but to listen to the voice of the Lord.

CLG Review of  Flawfully Wedded Wives

4.5 (out of 5) lattes

Great Christian Fiction

MAKE NOTE: Go back and read the other books in the FLAWS series because Shana Burton writes a GREAT book with Flawfully Wedded Wives. I enjoy reading Christian fiction and work hard in finding CF titles that don't preach to me. I want to be entertained. I want to be, sometimes, educated and enlightened. And it's even better if I am made to think about myself based on the characters and situations developed in a work of fiction. What I don't want is to be preached to and raked over the coals with religion. Burton works hard not to do this, and I think ultimately, it succeeds. She has wonderful characters in Sullivan, Lawson, Kina, Reginell, and Angel, five complex friends who are unique and thus given some unique issues and conflicts to resolve in their lives. Burton paints realistic characters that will connect with readers well. The drama that ensues throughout the characters' lives makes for a book that is difficult to put down. I'm anxious to see if the previous FLAWS novels keep me flipping pages, too.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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