Title: Affirming the Faith
Author: Michele Richard
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Rating: 5 stars
Just saying “I do” was only the beginning for Alexia and Justin McNear. Now when their lives, loves, and faith are left in turmoil, they will have to fight even harder to heal themselves and their faith. Can two people already struggling help heal the communities they call home?
How do you rebuild after the loss of a child? After suffering a tragedy, are these two lost to each other forever?
With all the church’s money missing, the hunt for the tyrant ex-minister Mark will take Justin, and his twin cousins away from their secluded, gated community and into the real world while leaving their wives behind to pick up the pieces. Can Justin survive it again?
Or will returning to the retreat that once abused him be his end?
Alexia, Madison, and Ginger will need to be strong and independent with their men gone. Left to raise their child alone, Alexia will make decisions that will affect their marriage and lives. Will they be the right ones?
Raised in a community where the men run everything, these three families will have to fight to survive the coming changes.
The temptations run high in this sequel to Mocked by Faith, but hope is not lost, and they will learn how to heal their faith. -Goodreads
Alexia and Justin's story continues in this the second offering in the Mocked by Faith series. Having read Mocked by Faith, this book tore at my heart. Alexia, having grown up believing that her husband was always going to be there to protect her; must now come to grips with the fact that he has left her to do his duty in going after the minister that stole from the church.
Alexia, still reeling from the loss of her baby, takes Justin's leaving as yet another loss, and finds herself in a downward spiral that she doesn't seem to want to correct.
Meanwhile, Justin is facing demons from his past when he goes back to the revirgining retreat where he was abused years earlier.
This is a book that speaks to the reader through lyrically fluid writing, true to life situations, and emotional connection. Though the story is at times very hard to read; it is also very hard to put down.
You want so much for things to work out for everyone involved, that you become invested in the story as well.
This is truly a story of tests, faith and perseverance.
If you have not read Mocked by Faith I would suggest that you do so. This is not a stand alone read and as such, you will need the background that the first book provides.
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