Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Book Review - Cherished by Kim Cash Tate
Cherished is written by Kim Cash Tate and published by Thomas Nelson. I had not previously heard of Ms. Tate before reading this book, though she does have other books under her wing. Now, after reading this Women of Faith Fiction offering, I'm glad that I found her.
Cherished weaves a beautiful story of faith and forgiveness that is powerful yet entertaining. The two main characters, Kelli and Brian, are so real that you feel as if you actually might know them. In fact, by the time you reach the end of the story, you do know them. You feel their pain and their joy. Most of all, you feel their faith in Jesus Christ.
I don't always like fiction, especially romance novels, because they tend to be nothing more than Christianized versions of the "soapy" stuff of the secular world. This book has a deeper theme to it than simply girl meets boy, girl nearly loses boy, girl wins boy. I don't want to spoil it for you, so I'll not say more about the plot. Suffice it to say that it's one to which a lot of people can relate. I expect it speaks to to broken hearts.
Kim Cash Tate is an African American author who writes a good story - for anybody of any color. She kept this white woman's attention through the whole thing. I recommend Cherished for lovers of fiction - and for lovers of Jesus.
**I received a copy of Cherished in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.**