Saturday, April 19, 2014

To Die Once by Miranda Uyeh



Description

Two men, one woman, a rosebush …

… a terrible past, an uncertain future

Jennifer, a woman unexpectedly trapped in a path of love and passion against everything she believes.

Rodrigo, a man set to get what he wants at the cost of what matters most.

Stefano, a man with a past, a story to tell and passion to offer.

Chidi, a friend in need, a friend indeed. Or not?

From a culture where good girls follow the norm and live as they’ve been told, Jennifer is no

different from any other girl until by happenstance, she meets and falls in love with Rodrigo, a

man who’s handsome, rich and foreign. Different. She has no idea who he is or what he does,

and is swept into a world of romance and passion. It is not long before she discovers a shocking

truth that shakes both her world and his.

Then he is gone.

Stefano shows up at a time when Jennifer has made up her mind about the rules of life. He thinks

she’s beautiful and is in love with her. In a bid to convince her to give him a chance in her life,

old memories once buried are brought to life. And the events that follow don’t leave anyone

unaffected by the truth of the past that was left unsettled.

Meanwhile, Jennifer with her friend Chidi, find themselves on a self-discovery journey that has

one of them raising questions.

Some just have to ask, where is God in all this?

… an inspirational romance, from Lagos to Italy.


My Thoughts

To Die Once was a unique reading experience! It's definitely different than the average Christian fiction novel. That's exactly why I've grown to like self-published novels. Imaginations seem to be allowed to run a little wilder. ;)

When I first started reading To Die Once, it was a little more passionate than I prefer, and I started to wonder if maybe this book wasn't the best fit for me. It quickly turns into a mysterious/suspenseful story, and I couldn't wait to see how all the loose strings tied together.

I enjoyed getting to know the characters! I was glad some of them grew on me the more I read.

To Die Once is full of passion, sweet romance, tears, and Christian growth. It also has it's "edge of your seat" moments. I enjoyed my time in it!

*I was provided an e-ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.





About Miranda

Miranda A. Uyeh is an assistant lecturer at a local college in Makurdi City, Nigeria, where she teaches two geology courses. Her love for books goes as far back as when her father placed Disney’s Rapunzel in her hands—her very first storybook! By the time she was thirteen she knew she was going to be a writer. You can find Miranda on her blog where she shares her love for books, entertainment and Christian spirituality with her readers. Miranda holds a B.Tech(Hons) in Applied Geology from ATBU, Nigeria. To Die Once is her debut novel, #1 of the Child of Grace book series.

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Author’s Note

This is a story centered on God’s healing power of grace and mercy. People like Jennifer,

Rodrigo (and Stefano), and Chidi exist in our world today, hurting from the choices and the

mistakes they’d made in the past, and seeking redemption/solace in any way possible, even from

vices like alcohol. If you find yourself in such a position, or you know someone drowning in

pain, please, let them know that God’s arms are wide-open to receive and heal anyone who will

earnestly come to Him. He says in His Word in Heb. 4:16 that we can come boldly before the

throne of grace to seek grace and mercy for when we need it. Do not lose hope that you can be

healed and fully restored. There is no sin that God can’t forgive, and there’s no one He’ll turn

away. Come to Him today and receive your healing!

6 comments:

  1. Tammy!

    Thank you so much for kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story at the end. :)

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    1. It was my pleasure! Thank you for including me on your tour! :)

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  2. The woman on the cover is so exotic looking.

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    1. Laura,

      I agree! It's the reason I just had to have her grace my cover!

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    2. She fits the role of Jennifer perfectly, too!

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  3. Passion and mystery? SO kicking myself that I didn't accept this one for review right about now. That's ok. I should buy a copy and show support.

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