Reviewer: Beverly Wallin
Redemption’s Whisper is a well-written Christian romance. Hayley runs away from her job in Toronto. She suffers from the trauma of a broken relationship. Trevor returns home from an interview in Toronto for a dream job, building motorcycles. They’re drawn to each other, but he disappears at the Saskatoon airport.
When Trevor gets his dream job, he still wonders if he should take it. Something seems fishy about it, and he’s torn. He finds out his adoptive parents have left their farm to him and they need his help. He has also fallen for Hayley, and she wants to stay in Saskatoon. Another problem, everyone is trying to make him a Christian. Trevor is angry at God and can’t understand how Christians can allow bad things to happen to them, and yet still praise Him.
There were some minor grammatical errors but nothing to distract the normal reader. The ending was fairly predictable, but interesting all the same. Hard to put down, riveting from beginning to end.
I really liked passages like: "Wonder flitted through her mind, but pleasure overrode it. Hayley sat at the round oak table, sipped her coffee, and marveled at the stark beauty of Lydia’s garden outside the bay window. Nothing bloomed yet, of course, as temperatures still dropped well below freezing most nights. But the cedar gazebo and benches, metal fire pit, and bare but stately trees and shrubs created a still life picture which promised more loveliness to come.”
In the end, redemption was indeed whispered.
Who would like this? - anyone who enjoys romances, who has struggled with past abuse, or has questions about God’s love and why he lets bad things happen to good people.
Reviewer: Kelly Potts
“Redemption's Whisper” is Kathleen Friesen’s third novel and aptly named. The novel is ripe with the main characters quest for redemption and grace. Trevor and Hayley are easily identifiable because all of us have made bad choices, questioned God’s plan, and sought forgiveness. I like how this book touches on both the need for asking God’s forgiveness but also forgiving yourself for your past blunders. Hayley and Trevor are blessed with a strong devoted support group who, at the drop of a hat, will stop what they are doing and pray as a group to God. You can’t help but cheer on the whole team as each person finds healing in God’s grace.