Saturday, June 30, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock

I enjoy books by author Terri Blackstock, so I jumped at the chance to get a free copy through the Booksneeze program in exchange for an honest review. Originally published in 2002 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, it has been re-released in 2012. I chose the Kindle format. It is the story of billionaire heiress twins, Lizzie and Kara, told in first person by Kara. It's a tale of love, loss, greed, and more loss. At the age of three, the twins are suddenly ripped from the loving arms of their step-mother and thrust into the greedy arms of their maternal grandparents. These same grandparents showed no interest in the twins until their father died leaving them a huge fortune. Amanda, their step-mother is devastated and vows to get them back. She runs the family company for them until such a time as she can give it back to them. Despite being given a generous support check from their estate, the girls suffer neglect and poverty at the hands of their grandparents.
Covenant Child illustrates some great Biblical principles, such as love, sacrifice, and forgiveness, but there are problems with the storyline. With all the publicity the girls receive it is inconceivable that social workers, school personnel, or neighbors would not see how the girls were being treated and not intervened. Being an educator, I had trouble getting pass this and consequently spent a lot of time being annoyed. Without giving a way the ending, I will say it was satisfying, but the storyline still annoyed me.
My rating: 3 stars, because I do like Terri Blackstock, and the story was mildly thought-provoking.

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