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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Soul of the Rose by Ruth Trippy (Review)

The Soul of the Rose

by Ruth Trippy

(I received this book for review purposes.)The Soul of the Rose

Genre- Christian / Fiction / Romance 
Published by- Abingdon Press 
Copyrighted- 2013
Number of pages- 336
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4267-6749-4

In The Soul of the Rose, by Ruth Trippy, Celia Thatcher has recently moved to work in a bookstore in Massachusetts.  There she finds the peace she has been looking for and the attention of two men.  Charles Herrod tells her religious views unlike any she has heard.  The reclusive Edward Lyons has turned from God and his faith.

Who will Celia chose? 

About the Author- Ruth Trippy currently lives in Florida where she has taught high school language arts.  She has also worked as a Public Service Director for a radio station.

My Thoughts- The Soul of the Rose, by Ruth Trippy, was intriguing.  I wanted to learn more about Celia Thatcher and Edward Lyons.

I have not read many books where the romance begins over books.  Trippy did an excellent job of melding the love of books, the need for the love of God, and the need for others.

Celia was an admirable character, because of her strong faith and how she knew she shouldn’t be yoked to an unbeliever, Edward.  She took the time and space that she and Edward needed so they might have a relationship based on God.  I also admired Edward for taking the time and respecting Celia for her thoughts and beliefs.

I highly recommend this book.  I was captivated by Celia, Edward, and the 1876 Massachusetts they lived in. 

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Soul of the Rose by Ruth Trippy for free from Abingdon Press and the Early Reader Program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

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