Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Begotten by Lisa T. Bergren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Series: The Gifted Trilogy #1
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: BCG Press
Release Date: April 26, 2021
Genre: Christian, Supernatural Suspense
Begotten is an edited, new edition of a novel previously released in 2006, The Begotten.
At the height of the Inquisition, a secret half a millennium old is about to be exposed—a lost letter believed to have been written by Saint Paul but never part of the Christian canon. The letter speaks of men and women—the Gifted—with profound spiritual gifts that will strike fear in the heart of a Church dedicated to maintaining power. Now the letter has surfaced and the Gifted are gathering. But so are their enemies…
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IN MY OPINION
Have you ever read a book and are torn about how you felt about it in the end? That’s what happened to me with Begotten.
On the one hand, I had a difficult time getting into this book. It wasn’t until about the one-third mark that things started picking up, making things interesting, so while others may give up before this point, I’m glad I hung in there.
This is also a heavily plot-driven story with many points of view, so character development felt somewhat lacking.
That said, once I hit that one-third mark, the pace of the novel really picked up, the tension and suspense were high, and the good versus evil aspect is drawn out well. The concept of the book is intriguing, and Bergren stays true to the fact that these gifts are from God.
And that ending definitely had me on the edge of my seat.
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(1) winner will receive a signed print copy of Begotten, a custom Gifted candle, and a $50 Amazon gift card!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 27, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on May 4, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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SARAH TAYLOR says
Thanks for sharing Love the cover!
The book looks very interesting.
JustRead Tours says
Thank you for your review and honesty! 🙂
Lisa Bergren says
Thanks for hosting a stop on the tour. Now that the set-up’s done, I think you’ll like BETRAYED even better! 🙂
Suzie Waltner says
I think I will too since I’ve gotten to know so many of these characters!
Debbie P says
This sounds like a great read!
megan allen says
Awesome book recommendation! Thanks for sharing!
Teresa Kunberger says
This book sounds like the perfect one! I so need a good book to read on my porch while the kiddos play!
Heidi Robbins says
Thanks for your honest review!