A modern day retelling of the Book of Hosea
Houston Rockets' star player "Bad Boy" Joshua Keys and wife Bella Keys have weathered quite a few storms. Her childhood trauma and poor choices resulting from it. His fake paternity suits, fights on and off the basketball court, fights that always somehow seemed to center around Bella. Then there were the legal fees, the payouts, and the groupies. They made it through all of that. But when Bella brings home a child by another man, even one that Joshua truly adores, this couple can't quite seem to overcome that.
When Bella believes that the love Joshua once had for her is now transferred to her son, she takes the five-year-old boy and flees to the last place on earth Joshua would ever think to find them. It's been five years since his wife left him and everything has changed. Joshua is retired from pro ball now and he doesn't go by the moniker "Bad Boy" anymore. Joshua Keys has found God, and media hounds across the city of Houston are scratching their heads at Bad Boy's transformation. When Joshua receives a series of prophetic dreams alerting him to his family's whereabouts, he thinks this is about Bella that she has returned to her old destructive habits. But a devastating tropical storm is brewing off the Gulf of New Mexico. Hurricane Katrina is coming, and this storm is sure to be a killer.
Can Joshua find his family in time? Even if he does find them, can a man, even one that has been forgiven as much as Joshua has been, possibly find it in his heart to forgive again?
©2015 Catrina J. Sparkman (P)2016 Catrina J. Sparkman
No, however I believe the audible book placed me inside the storyline. The narrator made it real and life like. It was as if i was in the story.
The Bella character was my favorite. She reflected the lives of many people where I was raised.
Joshua, Mr. Lewis brought the heart of the character out, so much so I could feel him.
The very end! The ending left me wanting more and more.
I read the book last year and was planning on reading it again when I found out that it's on audible. This is an amazing love story! I loved it the first time I read and even more in love with Passing through Water now on audible! This book is must read and listen!!
I thought the book was very engaging. The storyline was interesting and the dialogue was so realistic. I had a lot of questions about the characters and their stories and the book unfolded at just the right speed. I hate when a book gives too much information too quickly! Of course, I will have to read the next book to get more questions answered! The reader was so good too!
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