The Price of Trust

Christian - Romance - General
348 Pages
Reviewed on 11/16/2011
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Author Biography

Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. Residing in Middle, TN with her husband and children who closely resemble several of the seven dwarfs, (Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, and Happy), three cats, (only because hubby refuses to get one of his own so she must share,) one dog, and multiple roosters that love to roost under their bedroom windows. She loves to laugh and have a good time, and loves to read a good book.

She finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way. Her first novel, The Price of Trust, was published in May of 2010, her second novel, Lonely Hearts was released at the end of October, 2011, and she is currently working on a four book family saga series.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Tamera Lawrence for Readers' Favorite

Carly Adams doesn’t have much but the clothes on her back. But she has a strong faith in God. And she will need it as she hides from her abusive fiance, fearful that Ian Lane will find her. She takes refuge in a small town, meeting Sam and Sue, an elderly couple, who take her under their wings. They allow Carly to work at their hardware store and she eagerly catches on, becoming part of the community. Carly enjoys the comforts of home, the peace that ensues. When she attends church, she meets a lot of new people. But Joe Baird catches her regard and the two begin a relationship. Carly meets some town misfits as well. Bob Pruits has a nasty reputation along with his sons, who eye up Carly as a potential love interest. Billy Pruit is especially pushy, eager to get Carl to go out with him. While Carl is trying to find some peace, Ian is eagerly tracking her down with private detectives. Ian is an abusive man, eager to make Carly pay for leaving him. He had warned her that if she ever left him, he would kill her. Now Carly must decide who to trust with her secrets as her new friends rally to her cause.

"The Price of Trust" is a heartfelt story. The story line was interesting and flowed nicely. Carly Adams is sweet and wholesome with an engaging personality. At times she feels almost too perfect. The other characters in the story are equally compelling with caring personalities. Bob Pruits and his rude sons make perfect counterparts. With the Christian components added to the mix, this book would be perfect for church book clubs. I enjoyed this engaging novel and would recommend it.