AUTHOR: JoAnn Durgin
DATE: January 2016
The ballerina and the inner-city youth pastor.
She’s known privilege.
He’s known hardship.
Her dad builds casinos.
His dad battles a gambling addiction.
How can it possibly work?
A little divine intervention.
After a rough childhood in Chicago, youth pastor Chase Landers loves his work with inner-city kids in Indianapolis. His prayers to find a woman who can handle the demands and stress of a man called to full-time ministry have gone unanswered. Resigned to bachelorhood, he pours his heart and soul into his work.
Heather Montague grew up with privilege but despises the way her father made his millions. Gutsy and smart, she’s found success as a principal dancer with the Indianapolis City Ballet. After a string of failed romances, she’s given up on finding a man unless God plants one right in front of her and makes it clear that he’s the one.
When this Best Man and Maid of Honor get to know one another during the wedding festivities for their friends, Sawyer Mancini and Ava Carlisle, neither one can imagine a future together in spite of a strong mutual attraction. Raised in opposite worlds, Chase and Heather are determined to resist one another. But it seems the Almighty—not to mention their friends—might have other plans.
Will pursuing a relationship lead to eventual heartache…or the kind of love to last a lifetime?
JoAnn Durgin is one of my favorite authors, so when I saw that she had a new book out, I simply had to purchase it. I’m so glad I did! Love So Divine challenged my faith and touched my heart as it brought smiles and a few tears.
Chase Landers is a hero is the best sense of the word, a man who takes his faith seriously and isn’t afraid to face danger for the sake of “his” teens. Heather Montague is courageous, too, and I loved her lack of pretension in spite—or perhaps because—of her upbringing.
Ms. Durgin has crafted a wonderful love story, one of many, but this one may be my favorite. Highly recommended, Love So Divine earns five stars.