About the Book
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.
In My Opinion
If you are looking for some diverse Christian fiction that tackles some difficult subject matter while a realistic romance occurs and friendships strengthen, look no further than Toni Shiloh.
In her latest Freedom Lake novel, both of Shiloh’s main characters are struggling with their identities at formed by their families (or more accurately, lack thereof). Chloe has just discovered her father and half siblings while Darryl’s mother has returned to town, after a sixteen-year absence. New to faith, Darryl is learning to lean into God’s hands and plans while Chloe (who has known the Lord since childhood) struggles in her faith and the challenges she is facing.
Chloe and Darryl’s stories parallel each other in many ways and together, they are walking this road as they also explore a brand new relationship with each other. I loved how these two challenge and strength each other every step of the way in this book. They aren’t afraid to lay their thoughts out there to the other, yet they do it in a kind and loving way.
At the heart of this book is the message that no matter our families, whether good, bad, or absent, we each have a Father who will never leave us. We are always and forever children of God.
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About the Author
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.