Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope and to fight for them to her last breath. Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are taken from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to relatives who only want the children’s fortune for themselves. Kara and Lizzie grow up questioning their worth... until the day when they learn the truth. Intensely involving, emotionally charged, and infused with hope, Covenant Child is an inspiring story that challenges us to embrace the life God holds out to us.
©2002 Terri Blackstock (P)2012 Oasis
This book is not good. No way, shape or form. I thought the description sounded great. The story line and idea had true potential.The reviews given were wonderful. I thought I was walking on pretty good ground. Ugh. It started off ok. And when I say that, i mean OK in the purest form. The characters, the narrator ( which cuts me deeply because I am a huge fan of Kirsten Potter as D. D. Warren) geez, the story.. was drawn out, boring, unbelievable and an all around frustrating..'OH COME ON!'... coming out more than once. I actually thought I had bought the abridged version because there was so much that didn't come together. No matter what review you read, don't fall for it, don't buy it, like I did, because of the narrator ( I'm still trying to pull the knife out of my chest on that one..oh Kirsten.. what did you do!) and definately don't buy it because you think the description sounds interesting. It's not. I'm trying to save you here. Money as well as & 7 hrs and 2 minutes ( those 2 minutes..ugh).
My wife talked me into listening to this book. She is a huge Terri Blackstock fan and I'll admit I listened to it for her but I was very impressed. Basically, this is an allegorical story of twin girls who are separated from their home and forced to live in squalor until they choose to return to their adoptive parent that loves them very much and has virtually unlimited resources to care for them. It was a beautiful way to illustrate how we live in the squalor of this world and choose to believe its lies even though Christ offers us a far better alternative. I thought the plot was believable with few exceptions though I did think it may have stretched a bit at the climax. I also found the main characters to be believable and I was able to identify with them. This is by far my favorite Terri Blackstock book.
to me, this was an interesting book about choices. it kept me listening.
my only negative: i'm pretty sure that the author is from Mississippi (as am I)...the incorrect pronunciation of Yazoo City and Natchez was like fingernails on a chalk board.
Terri is a fantastic author, and this book does not disappoint. It pulls you in from the very beginning. Thank you for this story!!!!
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Clearly written as a biblical comparison to the prodigal son, this modern day parable, is a beautiful, yet at times an extreme example of the poor choices that people make . . . AND a steadfast example of the love of a parent for a child, mirroring God's love for us . . . one must listen with these things in mind . . . with the full knowledge that God NEVER fails . . . and that if we hold on to His promises, we will reap his blessings in due time . . . Amanda, and then Kara and Lizzie suffered innumerable losses . . . years of suffering, unfairness and neglect by the ones who should have loved them most . . . and blinded by that suffering, the twins gave in to despair, and believed the lies of the evil one . . . for a time . . . but, listener, hang on until the end . . . because our Lord always has the last word . . .
I am a glass artist and while I create, I listen to books. each creation has memory of one listened to. I love Jesus and my family.
This was a wonderful book of enduring love, promises kept even when seems impossible, redemption, restoration and the pursuing, faithful love of God.....Must read!
I didn't read the print version. This was an amazing book!!
There were so many buy probably when the father died.
No, but she is a very good reader!
I started reading fifteen years ago. I like medical, legal, and historical fiction. Biographies are sometimes interesting too.
I listened to this book on a road trip and I was so entranced by the story and the reader that I missed two turn=offs on the highway. I was on the edge of my seat uring most of my trip and I found myself becoming emotionally involved with all of the characters, including wishing that the "Nasty characters" would get what they deserved. I highly recommend this book.
I just did not think this book was up to par with the rest of Terri Blackstock's books.
I sent a kindle book of Covenant Child to a friend, before I read it and after reading, I was sorry I'de sent it,
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