Romancing Melody made me think about God and how even during the bad times, He's always right there, romancing me even in the midst of difficult situations. When all I want to do is be angry with Him, He's there waiting to give me a hug and heal my grieving spirit.
The entire way throughout the book, I felt as though I knew the characters personally and wished the story would go on and on and on. I felt their pain and rejoiced in their triumphs, cried with them when their faith was severely tested and cheered them on as they learned to trust God again. The way this broken family, each grieving in their own way, comforts one another is truly amazing. They are able to share love and compassion with others in their own time of need which is a true portrayal of how God's love can mend broken hearts. I didn't want to put the book down until the last word was read. I cannot express how much I enjoyed reading this heartwarming story.
Melody and David's story is realistic and heart wrenching, yet tender and written with a great deal of care. I needed to keep a box of tissues nearby while I read. The salvation message is clear and understandable, not watered down, and one which will bring the reader closer to God. We all have our faith tested in some way or another, but how we use what happens to us to strengthen our faith instead of dwelling only on the negative is how we can continue our walk with God. Through this story, God reminded me of the woman He created me to be and am capable of becoming. Most of all, He created me to be His Bride.
Romancing Melody is an excellent book, sure to delight those looking for a good read, and one that could be read over and over again. This is an inspirational story about how even the worst situations can end up bringing us closer to God and loving Him more than we thought we could. Read this book if you have the chance ~ you won't regret it! It is, indeed, one of the finest in Christian literature.