I have a secret to share with you. It’s called Washed Under the Waves by Gloria Clover. And the secret? If you have a friend who does not know Jesus, does not understand your relationship with Jesus or God, and loves to read…..share this book. I mean, read it first obviously so you’ll know how to respond to their questions, but then share it with others. You’ll see why as you read this post!
About the Book
A hidden island. A prince in disguise…and a lady torn between love and duty.
Lady Tayte Bashan never desired the distinctive black hair that marks her as Undae royalty, but when her family perishes in a devastating tsunami, the burden of leadership falls upon her young shoulders. Even as she prepares her island for the prophesied prince, she fears the duty to marry him is truly meant for another.
Dispatched by the King to an island untouched by the outside world for centuries, Prince Geoffrey Athan D’Ambrose must lead its people to the ultimate truth. But how is he supposed to win the heart of Undae’s princess when the King sends him disguised as a tutor?
Betrayal stirs within Castle Bashan, a threat as deadly as the rising wave. Now Tayte and Athan must brave the maelstrom or watch as the entire island succumbs to treachery’s destructive tide.
This book is truly different than anything I’ve ever said and that is a good thing. There is so much meaning behind this story. I noticed it right away, and fellow Christians will probably do the same. This is such a poetic way to show our relationship with the Lord, our relationship with Jesus, as well as God’s love for us. It was obvious to me from the very start, and I have to admit that as I continued reading part of me stopped looking at it as a story about Athan, Tayte, and the others, and instead inserted the Lord’s name in spots. Quite honestly, it made me connect to the story more and made me love the story more. I encourage believers to share this book with nonbelievers. It’s a great way to showcase God’s love and the beautiful gift of salvation.
Now, that aside, it is still a great story. The characters are whimsical and fun. I love the way Tayte can use her medallion throughout the story. I thought the author was so creative every step of this story and I found I couldn’t keep away from it. There were a few parts that I felt weren’t necessary to the storyline, almost because they felt a little out of place for me. But don’t let this discourage you from reading, it is simply my own style. Overall this was a wonderful story. The author held my attention from start to finish, and I cannot wait for the next book in this series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Gloria Clover, Christ-follower and Truth-seeker, writes romantic fiction with the hope of showing God’s love and our need in both humorous and haunting ways. The Children of the King series is her first endeavor into speculative fiction, a series set in the future when the King sends out his children to reclaim his lost lands.
Gloria’s contemporary romances, published by Barbour Books and Son-Rise Publications, include: The Remaking of Moe McKenna in the Race to the Altar anthology, Brianna’s Pardon, and Tangled Truths. She compiled ten volumes of Penned From the Heart and wrote a short devotional, Who We Are in Christ, A to Z.
She is a member of Emmanuel Christian Church, active in prayer ministry, women’s ministries, American Heritage Girls, and various other projects. She participates in writing/book days at local schools and enjoys giving and receiving from her various writing critique groups. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, participating in the ACFW book club and prayer loops.
Married with child, she writes from her little white box in western PA.
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