Title: Covenant Child
Author: Terry Blackstock (Narrated by Kirsten Potter)
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publishing Date: Jan 1, 2001
About the Book:
Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope… and to fight for them to her last breath. Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are taken from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to relatives who only want the children’s fortune for themselves. Kara and Lizzie grow up questioning their worth… until the day when they learn the truth. Intensely involving, emotionally charged, and infused with hope, Covenant Child is an inspiring story that challenges us to embrace the life God holds out to us.
I know that I have talked about this book on my blog before, but just this week I happened to listen to the audio version of it. Once again I was reminded just why this book holds a very special place on my favorites pile!
I read this book several years ago and was hooked from the very first page until I closed the cover. However, after reading the author’s note at the end of the book, it took on a whole new life. Without spoiling anything, this story is in many ways an allegory to our relationship with Christ. This changed the way I viewed the whole story. When I went to listen to it this time, I was viewing it through a whole new lens right from the beginning. It was interesting the things I thought about on a deeper level that I didn’t quite see the first time around. This is absolutely one of those books I recommend everyone read, and now I’d even recommend a re-read.
Lizzie and Kara’s life isn’t easy to say the least. Born heiresses but growing up wanting and in filth, they don’t realize their true value. Twins who were inseparable since birth, start to find themselves at odds when they feel the tug of the world taking them in opposite directions in their late teens. Skeptical from their upbringing, the girls don’t realize just how close freedom and happiness is in Amanda if they’re just willing to call her. She doesn’t force herself, but she desperately wants to return the girls to their rightful place in life and to restore a meaningful relationship with them.
This is an incredible story. I can’t say enough amazing things about it. Once again it’s going right back onto my re-read pile. I love allegorical stories and this one really resonated with me. I would absolutely recommend it as a MUST-READ!
The girls really had a tough upbringing. There is some child abuse/neglect to be aware of. It’s stopped before anything occurs, but there is also a sexual threat made towards the girls that leads them to keep their bedroom door locked. There is also a trigger warning for abortion.
Wonderful review Becca. I will have to see if I can find an audiobook of this one.
I got it from my library. They also just purchased her Restoration series for me too which is one of my favorites. I have a print copy too but I can listen to audiobooks at my job which is pretty awesome. Hope you can get your hands on a copy! 🙂
My library is pretty good, so I shall see.