Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tanya Eavenson's Unconditional ~ Reviewed

by Tanya Eavenson
Published by Astraea Press
249 pages
Back Cover:
He will fight for her at any cost...

Elizabeth Roberts can't remember her past, and the present is too painful. She turns to nightclubs and drinking to forget her infant daughter's death, her husband's affair. 

When his wife's coma wiped out the memory of their marriage, Chris Roberts found comfort elsewhere. He can't erase his betrayal, but with God's help he’s determined to fight for Elizabeth at any cost. She wants to forget. He wants to save his marriage. Can they trust God with their future and find a love that’s 
Elizabeth awakens to unsettling silence emanating from the baby monitor. Jolting to her feet, she runs to the nursery to check on her infant girl and finds her not breathing. Panicked, she longs to take her child to the hospital, but her husband thinks she’s overreacting. In fact, lying in bed, he doesn’t even seem to care—about her or their child. Holding her child—her treasure—to her chest, Elizabeth leaves the room and steals her heart. If she cries, it will be for the child she holds, not for the husband who has let her down.
Unconditional is a gripping story of love, betrayal, fear, and hope. It shows the deep despair of a woman who’s been let down when she needed love most, and the hope that comes from turning our eyes to the One who never disappoints. Can God save her marriage—save her from her from herself?  Her husband—her betrayer, hopes so. In fact, he’s willing to bank everything on that hope. But is it too late, and will her emerging memory and a man from her past stand in his way?
I loved the authentic characters presented in Tanya Eavenson’s debut novel, and the promise of love and hope after despair. I also loved seeing Chris, Elizabeth’s husband, fight for the one he loved—whether she reciprocated or accepted it. The writing was strong, and the mysterious events from Elizabeth’s past provided great intrigue. I will certainly be on the lookout for future novels written by this talented new author.  

Reviewed by: Jennifer Slattery

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