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Seventy Times Seven
Merisela, a young woman from a small village in the Yucatan Peninsula, is finding life intolerable in her stepfather's home. When the danger continues to escalate, she's finally forced to flee. Soon she finds herself alone and afraid in a country that's completely unfamiliar to her. Meanwhile in Toronto, Michael, the son of a struggling single mother, feels lost and directionless. Then something terrible happens that threatens to derail him for life.
Both Merisela and Michael believed in God as children. But now, they wonder if God is still there. And if so, why does He let bad things happen to good people? As Mike and Merisela battle daunting odds to find their places in the world, their paths cross, and eventually their separate quests for answers lead them to the same Person.
A vibrant, emotionally engaging, contemporary Christian romance, Seventy Times Seven is a book about forgiveness, courage, survival and love--the love between a man and a woman, the love of family, and the faithful love of God, the source of all love, for His children.
Praise for Seventy Times Seven
A readable and involving tale about several characters finding new directions in life." -Kirkus Reviews
Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars Forgiveness
Reviewed in Canada on July 11, 2021.
A heartfelt story of a lost young man and young woman that meet and finally find happiness. Their ability to forgive all the wrongs that they incurred is certainly an eye opener for many of us.
What a wonderful novel!
5.0 Star Review from Literary Titan
July 27, 2021
The characters and voices (of "Seventy Times Seven") were written so beautifully. Moore created a novel bursting with relatable characters and prudent life lessons. This book contains mature content, but it is delivered in a thoughtful way that sheds light on the dark topics while still making it easy to process. Seventy Times Seven is a poignant romance novel that will appeal to anyone looking for an emotional Christian fiction story.
Seventy Times Seven is a story about courage and the often unseen hand of God moving in the lives of human beings in the midst of difficulty and confusion.
It is a story of desperate courage:
- Courage to escape from abuse,
- Courage to forgive both abuse and betrayal,
- Courage to face the complexity and confusion of being an immigrant without legal standing in a strange country,
- Courage to trust God’s love, and
- Courage to love again after abuse, betrayal, and broken relationships.
- Review by Rev. Bruce Edwards, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., Pastor, Markham Chinese Alliance Church, Markham, Ontario