“A regretful past, a hopeful future.”
Imogen Browne desperately wants things to be okay in her world, but also that of others. An unfortunate accident of fifteen years ago has left in its wake, far too many consequences for friends and loved ones.
All of the characters in this beautiful story are believable and sincere. They pretty much react the way I would expect myself to react under similar circumstances.
‘People who are told they are going to die, always tell the truth.’
Paula tackles more than one important and sensitive issue within this book, and she does it flawlessly. She includes lots of different emotions, conflict, romance, and more than adequate suspense to keep you intrigued until the end. Paula’s characters are skilfully developed and rounded. She uses the technique of ‘showing rather than telling’ very well.
Paula’s talent addresses the topic of Christian healing, both spiritual and physical in such a way that it is easy to comprehend. The themes of repentance, forgiveness, and healing flowed superbly throughout. The story of Imogen and Asher is not over the top, or too preachy. All Biblical references are accurate and appropriately used. Also, our human inability to recognise some of the most important gifts that God has bestowed upon us, and misinterpret them as flaws, was approached with wisdom.
I fell in love with Imogen from the beginning. Every time I thought I had it all sorted in my mind, there was another surprise, another revelation. Imogen’s secret is so enormous that it holds the keys to many sub-plots within the book.
‘With every step they took, she was stomping over the painful, regretful memories, and replacing them with something new and wonderfully special.’
These elements of suspense and surprise are what was required to keep me turning the pages, and bring this book to a delightful finish.
This was the second time that I read ‘Imogen’s Chance’. I enjoyed this read even more than the first. I didn’t think that would be possible.
‘A rock solid base of truth gripped onto by unwavering faith, made the building blocks for an unshakeable reality.’ ~ Paula Vince
Imogen’s Chance is a delightful book, which would be enjoyed by everyone, Christian and non-Christian alike. Another of Paula’s books that I would highly recommend is Best Forgotten My review will follow soon.
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