Life's Journey Our Greatest Test by Marshalee Patterson ~ Book Review

September 11, 2022


About the Book

Book: Life's Journey Our Greatest Test
Author: Marshalee Patterson
Genre: Contemporary Christian
Release Date: October 3, 2022

When Brady lost his brother, John, he felt his entire world crumble. All their plans went up in smoke, and soon his life took a turn for the worst; one he had not seen coming.

When his uncontrollable rage landed him in the Lexington Prison, he lost all will to live. However, his grandmother Ruth, being the devoted Christian woman that she was, never gave up on him and kept praying for him.

Walking around town shortly after his release from Lexington, Brady was pleasantly surprised when he stumbled upon Sara in a partially burnt abandoned building. Thinking that being a good Samaritan to her, could help him make right with God for all the wrong he had done in his life, he later discovered Sara was more of a blessing to his tortured life than he was to her. Will this unlikely union bring them peace and seeing God’s promises fulfilled in their lives?

My Thoughts 

This was my first book by this author and I must say I'm glad she contacted me to review her book. I love meeting new authors and even more so when they have great books to be read. This author does a great job at drawing you into the story. Her characters are relatable and you can see yourself in them. You definitely feel what they are feeling and are completely immersed in their lives. 

Brady and Sarah's story although tough showed us that God's grace transforms lives. It was great to see how they grow and transform throughout the story. The book definitely touches on some heavy subjects but I think the author does a great job at tackling each one of them and helps you understand the lessons being taught through her story.

Overall I thought the story was good. If you enjoy stories that are filled with a faith element and transforming lives sprinkled with some romance then I suggest grabbing this book! 

My Rating: 3.5 / Liked it

I received a digital copy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the Author

I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and always had a love for reading. It was while attending the Merl Grove High School that I discovered that I loved writing stories. Some of my favourite novels were written by Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo, as I found that I was drawn to stories that promoted good morals and values, which are great influences in building good character and qualities in us.

However, after leaving high school, I went on to pursue a career in banking as a Bank Teller and didn’t follow up on my writing. It wasn’t until I went to Italy in 2003; I started to relive the experiences and wanted to write about it. Being a Christian, I give credit to the Holy-Spirit who had greatly guided me in creating real stories that all can relate to.

I write Christian romance/adventure and family books, where my characters are created out of my own experiences, with a few exceptions and this has helped me write from the heart and with a lot of love.

I hope that through my writing I can reach people with the message of hope in Christ and help restore their faith in Him. This I feel is a blessed opportunity to be chosen to be a vessel to reach people with stories of love and upliftment from a spiritual point; showing that love isn't just about sex and hopefully help many to discover ways to watch over their marriages and families.

I am a lover of nature and the tranquility of it and find nature refreshing and peaceful. I enjoy different cultures especially the Spanish which I feels makes us learn to appreciate ours a little more in areas where we have been ungrateful or unappreciative. I also enjoy salsa music very much and dance it well too. I am a proud Jamaican.

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