Remarkable Story of God’s Loving Mercy (4 Stars)
Emerald Fire (The Jewel Series-Book 2) by Hallee Bridgeman
This book starts with a brief prologue about the history of Maxine, the main character in this book. She and her 2 sisters have suffered greatly, yet by the grace of God, they have come out victorious. But still, Maxine, as strong and successful as she is, she is still a wounded little girl trying to forget the past.
In Chapter 1 it starts out with a present event and then backs up to give you all the details of how Maxine and Barry made it to that point and then once you catch up, it goes on and there are many surprises you won’t see coming!
Barry is married to a very selfish woman, Jacqueline, who is only married to get the fame and fortune. Barry is an ex-football star and now a great lawyer and his wife shows up just enough to claim the limelight and then goes off on her merry way. Barry is a Christian and is constantly praying for his wife and give her as much grace as Hosea did for Gomer!
Maxie and her sisters and brother-in-law are all great friend with Barry. Maxie enjoys sports, especially football and watches the games with Barry. They have a good friendship, and that’s all it is…until one day when the world came crashing around Barry. Because of this event, he ended up taking Maxie down with him. Away from God and wondering why all these terrible events are happening. Yet, finally Maxie comes back to God asking forgiveness and for direction for her life, since it’s falling apart. His advise reminds me of Ruth and Boaz.
I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the final book in the series, Topaz Heat-Book 3. There are two other books in this series before Emerald Fire-Book 2. Sapphire Ice-Book 1 and Greater Than Rubies-Book 1.5 and I can’t wait to go back and read those books because I want to know the stories about how the sister’s got to where they are now.
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