Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Review: "Covenant Child" by Terri Blackstock

"Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope . . . and to fight for them to her last breath.

Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are taken from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to relatives who only want the children’s fortune for themselves.

Kara and Lizzie grow up questioning their worth . . . until the day when they learn the truth.

Intensely involving, emotionally charged, and infused with hope, Covenant Child is an inspiring story that challenges us to embrace the life God holds out to us."

  • I absolutely LOVED this book. From the very first page, I could not put it down. 
  • I loved how it played out like a memoir rather than a fiction story, which made it seem even more realistic. 
  • The entire plot of this story has never been done before (as far as I know). The premise in itself was very unique. 
  • This is the first book I've read that is a "love story", yet without a romance thread (except for the beginning). 
  • My favorite aspect of this book was how powerful the spiritual element was, yet it wasn't preachy in the least bit. Instead, it used symbolism to illustrate God's love for us throughout the entire novel. That is exactly how Jesus used parables in the Bible, and I think it is perhaps more impactful than being overt about the book's message. I loved the overall theme of this book: how it illustrated the prodigal son story in a way that helps readers understand what they could miss out on when they choose to follow the world instead of God.
  • I loved the author's writing; the entire book played out like a movie. She added just the right amount of description to make me feel as if I was in the story, yet not too much to weight the story down. The voice of the protagonist was also very well-established, and the backstory was woven in without getting in the way of the story's flow. 
  • I think anyone could enjoy this book, not just Christians. 
  • I highly recommend this. Usually when I finish reading a book, I am ready to begin another one--but ever since I finished this one, I just haven't found the desire to pick up another.

"Maybe this is how God feels when the world takes us away from Him. Maybe His heart is just as broken as yours is."

"How ridiculous that I would choose the familiar, when I had so much more waiting."

"And I want everything she has planned for me, because I just know it's for my own good."

"I chose poverty instead of paradise. I created my own prison, thinking it was freedom."

  • Christian fiction
  • Contemporary novels
  • Women's fiction
  • Powerful, moving, and impactful fiction

"This book is one of the best books I have ever read. And that's saying a lot."

"Can't think of 1 thing I didn't like about it. It blessed me so much!"

"Many times in reading this book, my breath was taken. To then see the parallel with our inheritance through Jesus is awesome. Incredible book!!"

Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual “new kid,” her imagination became her closest friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.

I received this eBook from and Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Tessa! This looks like a good book. Love your reviews;) Could you review Divergent? I really want to read it but I want to know how it is content-wise. Thanks!
    In Christ,


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