Sunday, January 29, 2017

Giver of Wonders

Giver of Wonders: How a Christmas Tradition Began (A Visibullis Story)


ABOUT THE BOOK

A miracle once saved her life ~ will another give her a future?
Cyprus was little more than a child when a fall left her paralyzed…and when the boy known as the wonder-worker healed her. Ever since, she has wondered why the Lord spared her, what he has in store for her. But her pagan father thinks she was spared solely so she could be introduced to the wealthy wonder-worker, Nikolaos.
Nikolaos has never questioned that his call in life is to dedicate himself to the church and to God. Never, that is, until he and his cousin Petros meet the compelling Cyprus Visibullis. For years he struggles with the feelings she inspires…and with the sure knowledge that Petros loves her too.
Petros knows he will never be good enough for Cyprus’s father to consider him as a match for his favorite daughter–not as long as Nikolaos is there. But when tragedy strikes the Visibullis family, he will do anything to save his beloved. Unfortunately, his beloved is determined to do anything to save her sisters–even at the cost of herself.
As the festival of lights bathes their Greek city in beauty, Cyprus, Petros, and Nikolaos celebrate the miracle of their Savior’s birth together one last time. And in remembrance of their Lord’s greatest gift, one of them will make the ultimate sacrifice for the others…and a centuries-long tradition will be born. 



LORI'S TRAVELS

I'm so very sorry that my review came awful late but finally here's my review 
This book is certainly very different than what Roseanne usually writes. Roseanne has a way to make her characters come to life so that we can actually connect with them. 

This story definitely has charm, tragedy, and good all wrapped up into one.

It is interesting to see what the Lord has in store for us is it not? 
Even more so that the Lord can send angels in disguse just when we need them as the author shows us in this story. 

I felt kind of sorry for Cyprus since she got the dirty end of the deal from her father and cousin just because she has red hair. I admire Cyprus even though she was young
and foolish at the time but I also enjoyed watching her take a stand in her faith. I believe her mother would've been very proud but sad at the same time. 

Her sister's faith was staunch too. I loved how they stuck together through thick and thin. (I wish I could've had my 2 sisters friendship like that). They didn't know how blessed tbey were until it was almost too late!!!
I did enjoy Cyprus's little sneaky ways and I laughed in some places of the book. 

I also cried about midway in the book. 
It makes us question about why certain things happen and why they don't in others. 

Only in God's timing can things happen. He has a plan for us. He knows what he's doing and through his will not ours.
Roseanne, I enjoyed the book and I and enjoyed even more to know that these were your ancestors. What a rich and wonderful history!

I recommend this book to people who love reading about Christmas traditions and history all at the same time!!!!

I received this book from the authority in which I was not required to leave a review but I did anyway! 
I wanted people to know that I enjoyed this story and it will leave you with a warm feeling long after the story is over!!! 

Roseanna M. WhiteABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna has a slew of historical novels available, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com


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