Date: May 15, 2010
Title: The Son
Author: M. Ann Ricks
ISBN 10: 0-9818753-1-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-9818753-1-6
Publisher: Leading Lady Publications
Cover: Tamika Johnson-Hill
Reviewer: Adellia Whitson-Stafford – Literary Wonders! (www.literarywonders)
Daniel Manders has always been his mother’s favorite child. He never gave his parents any problems and was always dependable. After graduating from high school, Daniel heads to Wisconsin to attend college and soon lands a job. An unfortunate situation sends him back home with a secret and a new faith in God.
Melina is a hardworking woman who hates her job. She has been praying for God to send her a good man and soon she and Daniel cross paths. Although they don’t experience love at first sight, they cannot deny that the chemistry is strong between them.
Melina is introduced to Daniel’s world and wonders if she can overcome the obstacles in his family and be together. His mother feels that no one is good enough for her special son. Can they convince her otherwise? Will Daniel begin to deal with his own issues and stop being a rock for his three brothers? They soon realize that only God can help them through this.
On a scale of 1-5, I give this book a 3. It started a little slow so it took a while to get into it. There seemed to be many bible lessons in this book and the story was lost in it at times. However, it did make me want to study my bible more and put more faith in God to solve my problems. Maybe that is the point that the author was trying to make. If so, she succeeded.