Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock
Imagine two precious 3 year old girls, ripped from the arms of the only mother they have known (following the death of their father), to be dragged up, abused, and lied to by their grandparents, who only wanted custody because they thought it would be easy money. Meanwhile, their adoptive mother, Amanda, continues to watch over the girls from a distance. As they grow up, she seeks to meet their needs, despite the conflict with their "grandparents". Eventually, the girls are independent, and it is possible for Amanda to legally make contact with them. Will her loving be accepted, or rejected. Will they believe the truth she tells them, or the lies they have been fed during all their growing years.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, although this wasn't the first time I had read it. I kept turning page after page to find out what happened next (I first read it many years ago and so I'd forgotten much of the details of the plot). The detailed descriptions were clear, and the story-line kept flowing. As the story unfolded, and the characters developed, I was reminded again and again of our heavenly Father's love for us, a love that is freely given, but never forced on us. While different to other Terri Blackstock novels, Covenant Child is certainly worth reading.
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