About the Book
Author: Tanya Eavenson
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release date: February 10, 2016
Sometimes love arrives when you least expect it.
Dr. Steven Moore is known nationally for saving lives. If only he could save his own. Unable to deal with his prognosis, he retreats to a happier time in his past—to the woman who once stole his heart.
Four years after the death of her beloved husband, bookstore owner Elizabeth Roberts still struggles to sustain her faith and joy in the Lord as she raises her two sons. She strives to find a way through her family’s grief, never suspecting a man from her past might offer hope for her future.
But how can there be a future when he’s only come to kiss her and say good-bye?
About the Author
Tanya Eavenson is an international bestselling and award-winning inspirational romance author. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. You can find her at her website http://www.tanyaeavenson.com/ on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google, or on Amazon.
More from Tanya
RESTORED is the second book in the Unending Love series. It’s a story I wanted to write, one I knew I could write, but still, it took six years to write. Not that it was difficult, but something was missing.
A friend and I attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, and during the conference, we discussed RESTORED. We came up with different plots, but nothing felt right.
I decided then to take a hiatus from contemporary romance and to begin writing another genre I’ve always loved, historical romance. While doing research and working on my historical romance novel, doctors discovered I had cancer.
There are many times in a person’s life where he or she may reach an obstacle. It may be an illness, an accident, a difficult decision that must be made, or any number of other things. I’d reached that point in my life. It was a defining moment, not only dealing with my cancer prognosis, but asking the Lord if He truly called me to write as I thought, or was I mistaken. I stuffed my historical romance novel away and almost gave up on God’s call to write.
But through the fears and searching for God’s direction, I learned He did indeed place this desire to write on my heart and no matter what I was facing in my life, it didn’t diminish His call. I’m inspired by the Lord to write inspirational Christian fiction so people may know the love of Christ. To know the depth He will go to have a relationship with us. And though we struggle, He uses us—ordinary people like me—to do out of the ordinary things. Unexpected things—like writing. This propelled me to write RESTORED.
I began pouring into RESTORED the knowledge I’d gained through my own experiences and that of my stepfather and father-in-law, who were both diagnosed with melanoma. I know now that if I had written this story any earlier in my career, I wouldn’t be on such a personal level with my characters nor could I have written it from the heart.
I love this story. I love my characters, Steven and Elizabeth. RESTORED is about lost love being given a second chance when you least expect it. A story of how nothing is impossible with God.
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed how emotional her story is. You can feel the characters pain and sadness as the author delivers a story of second chances and faith. I knew what the book was going to be about and I had to prepare myself. The word cancer brings tears to my eyes and my heart hurts as I read this story.
It has only been two months since I lost my brother to Stage IV colon cancer. He refused treatment and before long it had spread to his liver and lungs. Reading about Dr. Steven Moore and his diagnosis was very painful for me. I was a bit surprised at the decision he made about his health. As a doctor, I would think he could have given more intense consideration to his decision.
Elizabeth is a strong woman who has just been through a difficult tragedy. She seems to be barely hanging on at times and what a surprise it was to see someone from her past. As the author peels away the pain and hurt that Elizabeth caused Steven so long ago, he still can't forget her. I did like the encounters they had and how they both had to learn to communicate with each other. It is not easy to open old wounds and the author takes the characters through the process with faith and trust in God.
If I had to pick a favorite character it would be Elizabeth's oldest son, Luke. Often times adults forget that children hurt from a loss and they don't always know how to express their pain. Luke is guarded when Steven comes into their lives and I admired how protective he was with his mother. His maturity in handling things was well written and I found him to be a strong young boy who loved his mom and dad very much.
The story is a roller coaster ride of medical tests, tragedies, decisions and a prayer that God will heal . Not everyone is healed the way we want, such as my brother but I did like how much both Elizabeth and Steven trusted God to do His will. It is hard to walk by faith when everything around you looks hopeless. Can two people find happiness again after years apart? Will health be restored to one of the characters? These questions can be found by reading this story that gives hope, and walks us through restoration of emotional scars.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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