Monday, September 25, 2017
What would it be like to have a birthmark on your face that makes people think you are a devil's child? How would it feel to never be loved and hidden from everybody? Lochiel knows what it feels like since birth to have everyone hate you and abuse you. The story is very emotional and I cried the entire time. Lochiel has been treated so badly all her life and for some reason her brother wants to kill her. The author grabs your heart with intense words and peels away each layer as the story digs deeper into your soul with emotions that leaves you gasping for air.
My heart went out to Lochiel immediately. It is hard when you feel different and everyone turns their back on you. All her life she wanted to feel loved and wanted. What she got was pain, rejection and a feeling of hopelessness. Someone comes into her life at a time where she is desperate for help. This person will change her life and show her the true meaning of unconditional love. The author vividly describes the vicious attacks Lochiel has endured during her young life. There are a couple of characters in the book that have a great impact on Lochiel. She will find safety and feel the presence of God when she needs Him the most.
I will mention one very special character that captured my heart with her kindness. Miss Edna is a woman that looks past Lochiel's birthmark and sees a person that God loves. She doesn't judge her, is not afraid of her , but takes her under her wings and shares wisdom and compassion with her. Her gentle touch makes Lochiel feel important and wanted. This book is one you can't put down and will stay with you forever. It is a book that shows what forgives feels like and how unconditional love covers a multitude of sin.
"Folks like me and you, we look past what's on the outside and dig into the soul."
I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications. The review is my own opinion.