Nationally best-selling author Vanessa Davis Griggs helps spread the Word with powerful fiction for the faithful. In The Other Side of Dare, Paris Simmons-Holyfield finds her marriage of seven years stressed to the breaking point when she works toward adopting nine-year-old Jasmine. Her husband Andrew and her father oppose the adoption. And while Paris has her suspicions as to why, it soon becomes clear that Jasmine is the key to a long-buried secret. Now Paris must overcome tests to her faith and marriage as she searches for the truth.
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Title: The Other Side of Dare
Author: Vanessa Davis Griggs
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
Narrated by Shari Peele
Series: The Blessed Trinity Series #8
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"The Other Side of Dare by Vanessa Davis Griggs
In a powerful new inspirational novel in the Blessed Trinity series, the award-winning author of "Redeeming Waters" weaves the compelling story of a family threatened by a shocking secret.
What I truly enjoyed from the read: The Other Side of Dare...
This was another one of this author's great Christian novels. It holds to the saying: " that what is done in the dark will come to light." I found this read so interesting that once I started reading I couldn't put it down until the end. Finding someone at their end but being able to turn your life around was truly part of this good read that was truly enjoyable.
This author writes so well of the reality of what can go on a 'todays church's' that will leaves you spell bound in the world that we live in today and are called Christians. I was definitely left saying wow...'Blessed Trinity' it is!
I am a believer in "what goes around, comes around".... and what you plant today, you can expect to reap it's fruits tomorrow. I thought that I wouldn't enjoy this novel because I don't like being preached to. But based on the customer reviews and needing something different, I took the plunge.
I enjoyed the storylines so much that I've downloaded the next book in the series because I want to know who is the father of Paris' baby, who is Miss Esther Crowe, and whether Tiffany will divorce her husband, Darius, the serial cheater. This novel is bible based so there are virtually no sex scenes which was a relief for me after listening to a couple of Zuri Day's novels which are chocked full and explicit!.
In this novel, the shenanigans of church folks are some of the same shenanigans that happens in many churches today... real life stuff. You have Paris, the spoiled-brat daughter of the local politician, husband Darius "Dare" the serial cheater, the ex-stripper, and Jasmine the little girl who is up for adoption. And then there is the private detective who is hired by the one person you would least expect (that is if you haven't been paying attention). Everybody knows everybody else's business and, of course, everybody knows what the bible says about gossiping but gossip is what they do best!
If you are looking for lots of action, steamy sex scenes or a good ole thriller, this is not the book for you. But if you want something a little slower paced but keeps your attention well enough, then you might enjoy this one. Narrator, Shari Peele is as good as it gets.
Gabrielle is my favorite character because she is so honest with God, herself and others.
Mrs. Crowe!! :)
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