Sonya Visor. Covenant House Press, $3.99 ebook (304p) ISBN 978-0-9843-5418-4
Visor (Love Me for Who I Am) explores the pain of sexual abuse and marital dishonesty in this affecting tale of love, loss, and moving on. Nadine Parker decides to leave her husband Zane after she watches a video of Zane and his male lover in bed, but she keeps getting sucked back into his family drama. Told in a series of flashbacks, Nadine explains how, as a newlywed, she walked in on Zane watching gay porn. Unable to broach the subject, Nadine presumes he has homosexual impulses and, though she is skeptical of their relationship, stays with him for several years for appearances’ sake. But now, Nadine’s domineering mother-in-law is holding the couple hostage with blackmail and threats, even stealing Zane and Nadine’s divorce paperwork to make sure it is never filed. Desperate for love and support, Nadine reaches out to her faith-filled estranged family, whom she had walked away from several years earlier. As they help her recover, Nadine’s father confesses his knowledge that Zane suffered from sexual abuse, which he thinks is the root of Zane’s sexual confusion. With the help of God and her family, Nadine finds the strength to heal. With more open communication, Zane and Nadine begin to explore God’s love, but will that be enough to keep them together? Though the timeline can be hard to follow, Visor’s strong story pushes the envelope for inspirational fiction and tackles difficult subjects with understanding. (BookLife)
Reviewed on : 07/30/2019
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
Paperback - 304 pages - 978-0-9843541-7-7
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