Okay, this is what we need more of, in literature!
Christian books with wisdom, insight and perfectly imperfect. For that’s exactly what we are as God’s children. Fearfully and Wonderfully made, but perfectly imperfect. And this book definitely delivers all of that. This story is relatable and that’s one of the main reasons why I think that this book will be successful.
In this book, we find a woman that has been hurt severely in her life by love and she wants to find a man that is solely into her. She’s sick of competing with Gold for a Man’s love and affection. She wants to be the gold in his eyes.
It kind of makes me think about Silas Mariner and King Midas. They wanted Gold more that wanted anything else. Nothing else was more important to them, until they were on the verge of losing everything. Well, that what the men in Eden’s life was like. Obsessed with possessions, but didn’t treasure the most priceless one of all…her.
As we move on in the story, we see another man that comes into her life, that revives all of these fears of hers. She see the glint in his eyes, when the word Gold is mentioned. She knows that he’s an attractive man. But, she can’t let that get in the way of her better judgment. She can’t let that distract her from her common sense. That’s one thing about pain. If you’ve ever been disappointed by someone or something, a possibility of re-living that misery makes your brain up walls. To protect your heart and soul from feeling that way ever again.
But, what I am sure hurt worse, was losing the man that she loved, to a blast in the mines. What Horror! What misery! Eden must have felt cheated, by him in a way. Here’s what I mean. His obsession took everything from her….including him!
How does one come back from that? How do you find the strength to move on? How do you find love again? Do you want to find love again? Well, all those and many more questions floating around in her head, I’m sure that he had no intentions of meeting anyone, let alone possibly falling for another Gold miner. But, in walks Joseph. Handsome and tough. A man with his own son and the very type of man she has been hoping and trying to avoid.
But, Joseph and his son, Christopher penetrated that heart of hers and there was no turning back. Joseph brought happiness to Eden. One of the sweetest parts to prove this example was in Chapter 24, at the campfire dance.
So joyous and innocent. Naomi was enjoying the company of the miners. They were wearing ribbons around their arms and they were all out having a good time. When Eden arrived and sat down beside Joseph, Naomi decided that wasn’t good enough. Naomi then insisted that Eden join them. And typically hesitant and refusing the attention, Naomi dragged her out there and it was so incredibly sweet to imagine what that must have looked like. That must have been fun. I’ve never been camping, let alone had a campfire dancing party. But, if I did, I would like something along the lines of this! Pure, innocent fun.
Joseph and Eden, brought such honesty into their relationship and it’s fascinating to see how it unfolds. I don’t want to write too much about it, because I want all of you, to go and check it out for yourselves!
I want you all to go to Amazon.com and look into purchasing this book.
Sarah Jae Foster does not disappoint. I loved the flow of the book and her way with words. I felt like I was listening to an actual love story, from ages ago. I love stories like that. It’s kind of like what you’d experience, if you heard your Grandparents’ love story. Or another love story about your ancestors. It was beautifully written. Filled with surprises, some humor. It will make you laugh and you just might cry, too. This is a story that I would definitely recommend to others. I hope that you will, too.
This is one of those stories that you’ll read again and again. And you’ll feel good with each read!
(Thank you, Wendy Ewurum for sharing this book with me and Thank you Sarah Jae Foster, for writing a beautiful, moving, christian love story!) God bless! And enjoy!