Author: T.K. Ware
Ebony had a secret….
An ill-advised relationship with a married man in the church sent Ebony down a path of regret, which led to an unplanned pregnancy. When the pressure of being the pastor's daughter and carrying a married man's child weighs upon her, emotions flare. Shortly afterwards, she threatens to publicize the entire affair, deciding to bear the consequences of the matter.
After an untimely event, and unprecedented conviction, Ebony is forced to confess as she battles with thoughts of betrayal to God, the church, and herself.
Reviewer: Eva-Joy Schonhaar
I read a similar book to this some time ago, related to teen pregnancy in the church, and once again I'm saddened that scenarios like the one in The Pastor's Daughter are all too true to life. You can definitely feel the author's heart and desire to help those who find themselves in a similar situation to Ebony's. While I didn't agree with every theological point in this story, there was definitely a lot to think about.
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Overall, this book is a quick read that most Christians would find interesting and perhaps even convicting.
Reviewer: Mary Hosmar
This short novella focuses on one young lady’s fall from the favored place of pastor’s daughter. As a pastor’s daughter Ebony was held up as an example. The novella has two parts: the first, a third-person account of the day to day story of Ebony’s dilemma and the second, sandwiched between chapters, Ebony’s first-person confessions. The story almost reads like a mystery. Who was the culprit? Several characters seem to qualify but we are left in suspense until about three-quarters of the way through. Ebony’s confessions read true - the plea of a teenage girl for understanding instead of judgement.
Although this is a distinctly Christian book, every teenage girl would do well to read it and can relate to the agony Ebony is experiencing. The Christian message of love and redemption comes through clearly.
There were some instances, at least in my copy, of misspelled words and I found the timeline not always consistent. But, despite these few irksome details, the story is captivating and worth the hour or so it takes to read.