Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Australian-born Ingo Kelly is thrown for an emotional loop when he visits his aunt in Utah and meets Cisely for the first time. He falls for her hard and fast. But getting her to accept his love is a challenge he is more than willing to take on.
Adagio St. John is Ingo's best friend and the two are as close as brothers. When Adagio travels to Utah from his home in Italy to attend Ingo and Cicely’s wedding, he is overjoyed that his friend has found happiness with such an amazing woman. He hopes he can find the same happiness one day and end the loneliness he struggles with on a daily basis. There are prospects aplenty, but none of the shallow beauties can capture his heart.
When love does finally come to Adagio, will he allow himself to embrace it or continue to go it alone?
We are told that trials help to make us stronger, that we have to go through pain to really savor the experience of joy. I have known this for a long time, but I now know something else. The strength that comes from those trials is actually faith refined; the joy that comes after the pain, celestial favor.
Cisely St. John’s journal
Beautiful Cisely Matthews’life has been a life full of tragedy from the day she was born. She is raised by an alcoholic mother and an abusive father. She has feelings of loneliness and doubts her self-worth and this is only reinforced everyday of her life until age 12 by a father who daily physically and mentally abuses her. Will her life ever change? Will she ever find unconditional love? Can she find her true worth? Can she ever forgive herself? Can she change the abusive and alcoholic cycle that seems to have become a part of her family? Will a dream she has from a beautiful little boy help to change her life? How does the sudden appearance of a young teenage girl on her doorstop help her? What part does Jessica Kelly play in changingCisely’s life? Who is handsome Ingo Kelly and how does he play a part in Cisely’slife? Then there’s Adagio St. John. All have a significant part in helping Cisely in the transformation of her life. All help her in going through the trials and tribulations of her past life and her present. All help her in one way or another in proving her self-worth and learning what unconditional love really is.
Jewel Adams has written a wonderful book that has intertwined many story lines. Just when you think you know where she is going with a story line, she fools you and the story takes an unexpected turn. You had better have a tissue box next to you also. There are several times in the story that you will cry. Jewel has touched my heart in several places by hitting very close to home with more than one story line. She has shown us how through trials and tribulations we can come to learn unconditional love and that it can help us learn to forgive not only ourselves but others as well, bring us joy, peace of mind and help us to find our own true self-worth.
If you like a good clean LDS fiction with romance, I would recommend this book for young women and their mothers.
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Books by J. Adams/Jewel Adams
The Wishing Hour
Tears of Heaven
Place In This World
Against the Odds
Tears of Heaven
Place In This World: The Sequel to The Journey
For Love of Angel
Forbidden Portals: The Quicksilver Project
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