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For five years, Pamela Roberts, has balanced the demands of being a single mother and a devoted Christian. She unselfishly places the needs of her son, Matthew, above her own. Although she tries to convince everyone that she’s happy with Jesus alone, Matthew handpicks the perfect present for her—a husband. Everything about the man her son chooses is perfect, except for his past.
Micah Stevenson is excited when he learns the son of the woman he has been praying about wants him to join their family permanently. Believing Pamela Roberts is his soul mate sent from God, Micah pursues her. Once he is certain of her love for him, Micah reveals his dark history, shaking the foundation of the once loving and stable relationship. Trust is broken as judgments and prejudices threaten to deny the couple’s destiny.
Will the man he used to be prevent Pamela from loving Micah for the man he is now?
We all have things in our past we'd rather others didn't know; maybe not things as bad as what is in Micah's past, but things that are truly not indicative of who we are today. The question we all have to deal with is how much of who we were do we allow those who know us now to know--and if we find out about someone's past, what are we foolish to ignore, and what are we wrong if we don't? It's a hard decision, and it is a hard decision for Pamela, though Micah is shown to readers in a very sympathetic light.
I liked the characters and I liked the story, which could be heart-wrenching at times. Sometimes I thought the religious elements were a little much, too many people mentioning God/prayer etc. at times when it just didn't seem natural. We went to church and heard the sermon several times. In short, this is book is definitely there to promote a message. While I would have preferred a more subtle message, I did enjoy the book.
About the Author
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Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. She uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort.
Wanda B. Campbell’s literary achievements include: Mommy’s Present, a short story appearing in the anthology The Midnight Clear (KNB Publications, November 2006) ISBN 0-9742207-0-1, First Sunday in October (W.B. Campbell Publications, January 2007) ISBN 978-0-9790458-0-6 and the Crusin for Christ I Short Story Contest winner with Illusions by Urban Christian, February 2009, ISBN 978-1601629432. Right Package, Wrong Baggage is her third novel.
Wanda currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty years and two sons. She also has the unique position of being the oldest of five siblings and also the youngest of twelve. Her hobbies include writing and reading of course, traveling, and collecting magnets from around the world. Wanda is the self-proclaimed biggest Oakland A’s fan.
Visit her online at: http://www.wandabcampbell.net
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