Friday, November 1, 2019

The Art of Rivers by Janet W. Ferguson

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The Art of Rivers
(Coastal Hearts #3)
By Janet W. Ferguson
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 299 Pages
June 30th 2019 by Southern Sun Press LLC

​Rivers Sullivan bears both visible and invisible scars—those on her shoulder from a bullet wound and those on her heart from the loss of her fiancé during the same brutal attack. Not even her background as an art therapist can help her regain her faith in humanity. Still, she scrapes together the courage to travel to St. Simons Island to see the beach cottage and art gallery she’s inherited from her fiancé. When she stumbles upon recovering addicts running her gallery, she’s forced to reckon with her own healing.

After the tragic drowning of his cousin, James Cooper Knight spends his days trying to make up for his past mistakes. He not only dedicates his life to addiction counseling, but guilt drives him to the water, searching for others who’ve been caught unaware of the quickly rising tides of St. Simons. When he rescues a peculiar blond woman and her sketch pad from a sandbar, then delivers this same woman to his deceased grandmother’s properties, he knows things are about to get even more complicated.

Tragic circumstances draw Cooper and Rivers closer, but they fight their growing feelings. Though Cooper’s been sober for years, Rivers can’t imagine trusting her heart to someone in recovery, and he knows a relationship with her will only rip his family further apart. Distrust and guilt are only the first roadblocks they must overcome if they take a chance on love.

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I am so grateful that this author has allowed me to read her book.
I've read quite a few books that have moved me but this one is just wow! I know, I'm hooked on this word for some reason.
I could tell that this book came straight from the authors heart because it moved me emotionally, mentally and left me thinking about the characters long after I finished the book.
While I've not been around family members who are addicts and alcoholics but I've been around the homeless who do have that problem. It's sad to see.
We don't know their life's journey to get them to this point and yes they're in my prayers dayly.
They have to want help. Which brings us to Star. She is the character that moved me the most. I kept saying little prayers for her throughout the book. Yes, I know that sounds silly.
Does anyone else do this? Catching yourself praying for certain characters in books knowing they are fictional?
Rivers is a tough character. And I love her name. It's certainly very different. I love her determination not to let her grief pull her down. I've been down that road where grief just won't let you go no matter how ard you try. You will always miss that person no matter what.
And going through that persons things is just that much harder.
I had to do it with my grandmother. I ended up crying while I was doing it because it is saying goodbye to them.
I love her name for her car lol! Stinkbug (snicker) That tickled me. Mine's Nellybelle lol!
I ended up rooting for Cooper too! I ended up liking him after all! He was really trying so hard to beat his addiction/ alcoholism.
I'm so glad that there is Hope, Rendemption, and Grace in the Lord. He is our greatest Hope. For by Grace we are saved. I love that don't you?
Janet has done a wonderful job on this tough not talked about too much subject leaving nothing out and I like that she doesn't beat around the bush so to speak.
I strongly recommend this book for everyone. This is an excellent read!
My thanks to #PrismTours #Janet W. Ferguson
NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.

About the Author

Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you so much for the beautiful review! I love that you name your car! God is so good! This was a hard book to write, but I believe He offers hope to all of us!


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