Reviewed by Joana James for Readers' Favorite
The Color of Truth by Stacy Monson is a sweet romance story that isn’t all about the romance. Marti and Sam both face terrible challenges in their lives. Sam has had the rug pulled out from under him when he lost everything, including his wife and his job. Marti never stood a chance of having a decent life, or so she thought. The two meet and, together, they overcome their individual challenges, but not without the help of God who is a definite force present throughout the book.
The Color of Truth is definitely very heavy on Christian overtones and is not for the reader who would rather have a subtle approach to Christian fiction. That said, it’s a very touching story with lessons that can be learned by all of us. Sam’s story reaches out to those who have walked with God and, for some reason, may have had their lives turned upside down and became discouraged. Through Sam, Stacy Monson teaches us that God is always present, even when we aren’t on speaking terms with Him, and it is possible to continue a relationship with Him that may have seemed to be completely lost.
Marti, on the other hand, has been taught her whole life that she was “stupid” and “worthless.” The Color of Truth teaches her the truth about herself; that she is loved, beautiful and valuable. This book is an easy read and I would recommend it for those who need to be reminded of God’s love in a less preachy way. Also, this would be an excellent read for young women interested in the romance genre, but who would rather steer clear of racier books.