Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Book Reviews PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Book Review One Baby Rose
by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur
01/18/06
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





One Baby Rose
By Jim Bello
Cleveland TN: SoulCake Press, 2006

Reviewed by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur



“One Baby Rose’ is the debut novel by Jim Bello, a Catholic from Tennessee deeply involved in the right-to-life movement at both the local and national level. “One Baby Rose” could certainly be called a “right-to-life” novel as it explores the issues of both abortion and euthanasia, but it is much more than that. It is also a well-crafted tale complete with romance and suspense. It is a page-turner that will make you eager to find out what happens next.

Nikki is a flower-shop owner whose life is going nowhere. Her business is suffering due to the big box competition that has moved nearby. Her gift of creativity has left her. She spends her nights out drinking with her best friend, having casual sex, and waking in the morning to regrets and a hangover. When Damien, a returned Catholic with a past of his own, walks into her shop and places a $1000 order for 500 days of a single baby rose, she really doesn’t know what to make of him. As Nikki finds herself facing an unplanned pregnancy for the second time in her life, she is eager to push Damien away but something keeps him coming back. Meanwhile “Big Mike” faces caring for his comatose wife against what seem to be insurmountable odds.

The characters Bello has created are real. Like all of us, they are a mixture of good and evil, pure and impure motives. They struggle with their spirituality and their faith as we all do when faced with difficult circumstances. Decision-making is often not black and white. While Damien does have a few moments of being preachy, one gets the sense that is part of who he is. He has found his way back to the straight and narrow after walking on the darker side and he is eager to have others do the same. Ultimately, however, even he is forced to confront his own ulterior motives.

“One Baby Rose” is valuable both as a story and for the questions it raises. It would make for wonderful reading for a high school or college ethics course. It would also spur a lively debate in a book club setting. It should be recommended by every pro-life organization in this country.



Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur is editor of The Spiritual Woman Newsletter (www.spiritualwoman.net) and the corresponding blog http://spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com



If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1366 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY














Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com