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
Read a Sneak Peak of Seventy Times Seven...
The air was unusually still - almost stifling. The breeze off the ocean had disappeared. Stray dogs barked incessantly. The vendors' stalls stood vacant. Dark clouds blocked out the sun, casting grey shadows across the pavement.
One of the stray dogs followed on her heels, stalking her. An ugly thing, its bones protruded with each movement and patches of skin showed through its mangy brown and white fur. Jaundiced eyes glowed like burning sulfur.
"Go away," she said sternly.
It kept following.
She picked up a stick and threw it down the street. "Fetch," she hissed.
It snarled with a low, deep growl.
Stopping, she bent down and tried another tactic, "Nice dog, nice dog," she said, reaching her hand toward the creature.
With slow, deliberate steps it began to circle her. Round and round it went, making it difficult to proceed further.
"Help me!" she sobbed loudly, tears streaming down her face.
No one heard and no one responded.
The dog began circling faster
I must make my move now, she realized. Nearly tripping over the animal, she ran down the street, her legs wobbling. The dog's breath, like fire, burned her calves.
"Leave me alone!" she screamed as she raced up the walkway to her home. Her foot hit something hard and she plummeted to the ground. The dog's fangs bit into her flesh as it dragged her body like a rag doll. Blood gushed everywhere. She tried to get up but the animal knocked her down. Struggling, she thrust at the scruffy body with every ounce of strength she possessed.