Still stinging from the publicity surrounding her father’s death, social phobic Rori Harmon prefers the solitude of her animal sanctuary, accepting that marriage isn’t in her future. Racecar Driver Graham Decker refuses to be wrangled into a relationship by another money-hungry female. On a philanthropy mission, he arrives just in time to assist Rori with a llama birthing, but his appearance thrusts her into the media spotlight again. Has Graham found a woman who doesn’t care how deep his wallet extends? Has Rori finally met a man who will stick around when times get tough? Is healing for a hurting heart finally within Rori’s reach? (releases June 5)
My review: Fear is a terrible thing. It keeps us from reaching the potential God has for us. In Rori’s Healing, Dora Hiers expounds on how much of life we miss when we let fear control us.
Dora did an excellent job showing Rori’s struggle to break free from her fear, and how love propels us to do more than we thought we could. I loved the addition of the unique animals and the way they added to the depth of the story–from Rori’s llama’s to Graham’s dog.
My rating: 4 roses
Sophia Gallo is celebrated and adored by millions, but in her meteoric rise to fame, it might appear she’s forgotten the One Who gave her the gift that made possible her life of wealth and glory. She hasn’t forgotten. She’s reminded every day as she endeavors to hide a secret that could change everything and expose her as the freak and outcast she always thought herself to be.
Cade Fioretti has never backed down from finding the truth, and he’s not about to start now. It’s his job and his passion. Sophia is beautiful, talented, and the subject of his next book; but she’s hiding something. No matter what it takes, he’s going to dig it up, and in the process learn all there is to know about this woman who’s stolen his heart.
My review: Wow. Though the beginning was a little slow, the ups and downs of this novel kept me interested from then on. Sophia’s physical, emotional, and spiritual struggles strike a chord within me, and probably will with many other women, as we fight what the world thinks we should look like, or how we should act, or what we should be. Dana opened Sophia’s life to us so we could understand that all God expects from us is to be who He made us to be, regardless of other people’s expectations.
My rating: 5 roses
***I received these books from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.