BEYOND 5 STARS!!!
I don’t think there are enough adjectives to describe what an exceptional story Sally Bradley has penned in KEPT. Riveting, authentic, touching, painful, are just a few that come to mind. Easily one of the best novels I’ve ever read. This is not a typical Christian romance book. It is not set in the sanitized world most have come to expect from the Christian genre. That’s what makes KEPT so amazing. It’s real, it’s relevant, not sterile and watered down to insure the Christian community is not offended. The story of redemption is front and center even if the reader must endure the crudeness of realty.
From outward appearances, Miska Tomlinson looks like she has it all together. A freelance editor who lives in a luxury condo with a view of the Chicago lakefront, she waits patiently for Mark−the man she loves−to leave his wife so they can have a life together. Dillon Foster is new to the building and an enigma to Miska. A spiritual man she can’t help but be drawn to, though their outlooks on life are completely different.
Dillon’s life is cemented in his faith and his values, and though Miska’s lifestyle is completely opposite of his, he can’t help but be fascinated by her. He spends time trying to get to know her, understand her, and show her she is selling herself short. Thinking they are building a relationship, he is devastated when he finds out exactly how Miska has chosen to live her life. He does his best to keep his distance, but somehow their paths continue to cross.
Miska’s life is quickly spiraling out of control. Grasping for answers, she opens herself up to the God that Dillon vows his allegiance to. Though she finds a peace she has never experienced before, she can’t help but feel disheartened knowing she will never have the love of the one man she truly respects.
An amazing book! An amazing story!
As a fellow writer I am excited to see incredible stories like KEPT breaking stereotypes and challenging the boundaries of Christian fiction. The self-publishing and independent publishing markets are shedding light on talented Christian artist that write with depth and realism without sacrificing the power of God in the lives of those others might choose to ignore.
Well done, Ms. Bradley!