More Grace

Fiction - Religious Theme
176 Pages
Reviewed on 03/19/2019
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In More Grace by Brandi R Sewell, Bishop Aaron Holcomb and his wife, Lady Grace, are the epitome of success and virtuous living. The childhood sweethearts have not only built the most respected church in the country, but are also the heads of a huge development organization. Their gracious lifestyle is the envy of many but those closest to them, including their son Justin, have their suspicions that behind the facade lies solitude and betrayal. When Aaron's closest friend and confidante, Denmark, tries to break free from the church and organization, it exposes many painful emotions that have to be faced and resolved. Will their faith enable them to find the compassion and mercy to forgive or will they forever be a slave to their feelings of hurt and anger? More Grace explores the need for compassion and kindness for everyone as it is only through mercy that we can achieve true freedom and become closer to God's love.

This captivating and intriguing story hooked me from the onset. I loved the separate chapters for each of the main characters, as these allowed the reader to see deep into the recesses of their minds and gave an insight into their values. I thought the relationships between the characters were built really well too and developed throughout the story. The sub-plots of Denmark and Jessica's relationship and Justin's internal battles were equally as strong, and merged into the main plot effortlessly. This story is an excellent example of why we should all live a life that is true to our authentic selves. The story explores the consequences of manipulating others to serve our own selfish needs, but also the importance of facing and confronting the truth. There are many twists to the plot that took me surprise; they added even more layers to the story line and the ending perfectly tied up the loose ends.