Bella Maura: Book One of the Beautiful Justice Series
When Sienna Emory receives a cry for help from friend Cheney, she doesn’t hesitate to help her friend get off the drugs and alcohol that have overtaken her life. What Sienna, a talented religious novelist, doesn’t expect to find is Cheney’s handsome neighbor and his unusual daughter. In Jonathan Driscoll, Sienna discovers the soul mate she had despaired of ever finding; in Bella, she finds a girl guided by God himself. Soon, the two are planning a future shared in spreading the word of God through their respective talents, but is their love enough to protect Bella from a world that won’t understand her and from the evil that stalks Sienna?
Dawn Dyson has created a beautiful, optimistic world the first of this exciting new Christian romance series. It is clear she has spent a good deal of time developing the characters that inhabit her world–especially Sienna. She is practically perfect in every way: smart, beautiful, generous, deeply devoted to her God, and willing to do nearly anything to help the four girls she’s adopted as her own. Her only flaw, it seems, is her unfortunate past, which is only alluded to here. Jonathan, on the other hand, is humanly flawed; he, too, has a shadowed past, and has spent much of his daughter’s life trying unsuccessfully to fix Bella’s mother.
Dyson has a beautiful writing voice, and some of the poetic musings on the nature of humanity and the world that she inserts periodically are breathtaking to behold. While some might argue that the love story here is too perfect, not to mention too chaste, I found it to be a refreshing change of pace from the usual stormy affairs that dominate traditional romance novels. This is a heartfelt novel that will appeal to the hopeless romantic in every woman.
|Page Count||310 pages|
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