Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Preacher’s Son by B.D. Anderson




Synopsis

Jeremy Ferguson is caught between two worlds—the conservative, faith-based expectations of his Southern preacher father and his own ambitions to live the life of a model in New York City.

Aura Vanderleigh is similarly trapped by her own battle for self-respect, her own family’s expectations, and her dreams of a better life. As a plus-size woman, she’s been indoctrinated with the belief that she doesn’t deserve love, let alone the love of a beautiful white man. She is surprised—and intrigued—when Jeremy shows up at her church one day. And fate has something wonderful in store: true love.

When Jeremy returns home with Aura, neither is prepared for the backlash. Will Jeremy’s family be able to set aside their prejudices and accept their son’s choice for a mate? Can Aura’s family and friends learn to embrace her choice and believe that she deserves the love of such an extremely handsome and sexy man like Jeremy? Can they inspire compassion and tolerance in those who would tear them apart?


      


Before I go into my actual review of this book, I want to start off by saying that I really enjoyed reading this book and I can on so many levels understand what this couple went through. My ex-husband and I were an interracial couple and I was actually shunned by my family for even being with him. It's actually a hard thing to go through. People always look at you as if you are wrong for being in an interracial relationship and it saddens me to think that our society is this way. It should never matter what religion, skin color, or sex of your relationship, people should respect you and your partner. Everyone has feelings and everyone can't help falling in love with that right person and/or soul mate.


NOW ON TO MY REVIEW
At first, when I saw the title of this book, I was a bit leery about it, because I am not a big fan of Christian books, and new this was way out of my genre's comfort zone. But I did my research, as I do on all books I am leery on, and read the Synopsis for this book and I immediately jumped on it and had to read it. The characters in the book were phenomenal and the story line with its amazing and powerful plot just blew me away. It was really hard to put this book down and stop reading it. I was immediately sucked into this story right from the beginning. This author has an awesome writing style and way of bringing her characters to life and making you want to read more. I highly recommend this book to all. I think it is very important for people to understand that love comes in all shapes, sizes, and color and that everyone needs respect and understanding from their loved ones. This book is a great inspiration to interracial couples all over. I am really excited to have had the opportunity to read and review this incredible love story. 




About the Author

B.D. Anderson, (Brenda Diane) has loved to read and write romance stories all of her adult life.  The Preacher’s Sonis her very first published novel, but will certainly not be her last! Outside of being an author, she is also an Associate Minister at her church. Brenda is married and the mother of two adult sons.

It was quite a struggle for Brenda to write what many church people would consider ‘worldly’ romance with an underlying Christian theme, but her desire was to reach people where they are at and not to necessarily ‘preach’ at them. Her book is aimed at an audience that does not necessarily know about God, and she hopes that her book will open the door for honest discussion.  Her story has been warmly embraced by her church members and they have turned out to be some of her biggest fans. Her book will be used as a tool to open the door of communication in several Women’s Groups as they seek to minister to young adult ladies.

Brenda has received a wonderful review from Penn Book Reviews and has been featured on Alliance for Independent Authors website for her desire to help other new authors to have their works published.

She had dedicated a portion of the proceeds from her book to help new authors, as well giving a portion to her own church’s ministry. Brenda hopes to have the sequel to her book finished by the end of this year.

      


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