Originally released in 2002, Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock has been repackaged and updated and somehow it's even better the second time around. I vaguely remember reading this ten years ago but it still ached my heart and had me in tears time and again. Master storyteller Blackstock never disappoints and I'm so glad for the chance to read this version. I could not put it down and read it in less than a day. An important book that clearly portrays the love of Jesus, in a modern parable.
Twins Lizzie and Kara, known as the Billion Dollar Babies, are heirs to a fantastic fortune after the death of their father and grandparents. When they're torn from the hands of their stepmother and taken to live in squalor with the grandparents they've never known life is anything but special for the two girls. The lies they're told over the next fifteen years turn them against their stepmother, but on their eighteenth birthday she is there, waiting for them with arms wide open. Who will they trust? The "parents" they've known, the friends they've made, the men in their lives, or this unwelcome stranger?
I only wish their story went on longer. The ending was too abrupt for my taste. It's my hope that Blackstock continues the story of the twins.
Please, do yourself a favor and read this book.
From the back cover:
Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are taken away from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to relatives who only want the children's fortunes for themselves.
Kara and Lizzie grow up questioning their worth...until the day when they learn the truth.
Intensely involving, emotionally charged, and infused with hope. Covenant Child is an inspiring story that challenges us to embrace the life God holds out to us.
This book was provided for review by Booksneeze.