Finally Accepted Back Cover Blurb –
There’s only one thing Chloe Smith has ever wanted: family. Yet the DNA results she’s received have thrown her life into a tailspin. Her utmost desire has ended up being the catalyst for shaking her faith. She doesn’t even know who she is anymore, and she’s certainly too messed up for her longtime crush to give her more than a second glance.
Darryl Jones is struggling between his past and the grace God so freely offers. His sins feel too big for him to handle, let alone expect the woman of his dreams to accept. Chloe is the only woman he’s ever wanted and the one he doesn’t deserve.
As they form a tentative relationship and examine their faith, Chloe and Darryl ache to know they are finally accepted and fully loved.
Where to begin, oh, where to begin…that’s a good kind of hesitation because there are so many wonderful things to say about Finally Accepted. I know everyone is just dying to know if the characters were realistic and if the setting was described down to the flowerpots on the sidewalk and did the plot make sense…the answers to those questions are yes, yes, and yes. Good, now we can move on to the fun part.
Finally Accepted is the first book by Toni Shiloh that I have ever read. It is also part of a series, and it’s not book one of the series. I know, I know! I created a wormhole in the book world by jumping into the middle of a series. Don’t flog me yet, there is a method to the madness. You see, I’ve learned something since I started reviewing books. You can learn a lot about an author’s skill by jumping into the middle of a series where you have no idea who anyone is or what has happened. If they can catch you up and make you love the characters from the middle of the series, then you’re golden. Not all authors can do that…
Toni Shiloh hit it out of the park, in my opinion. There were several characters that I had to get to know, and she introduced them in a way that immediately felt natural and helped me grasp the who’s who of Freedom Lake. Chloe and Darryl are the highlight of Finally Accepted as they work through the brokenness of growing up without parents. Their heartache was real, and it was powerful. Emotions jumped straight off the page.
For me, a good Christian Fiction book makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. A great one challenges me to be a better Christian while running my emotions through the gauntlet. Finally Accepted is a great one. In other words, it’s getting five stars.
Buy links –
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=zhppDwAAQBAJ
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Author bio –
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian contemporary romance author. Once she understood the powerful saving grace, thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter.
You can find her on her website at http://tonishiloh.wordpress.com.
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Blogs I’m part of: http://puttingonthenew.com ; http://heartwingsblog.com ; http://diversitybetweenthepages.wordpress.com