His Steadfast Love, book three in the Isle of Hope series by Julie Lessman, was my absolute favorite book I have read in a long time. While I loved all of the books in the Isle of Hope series, I really related to the main character, Cat O’Bryen, in the third book in the series. She feels like her whole life is changing since her brother, mother, and twin sister were all recently married. I could completely relate to this, as my brother and sister are both getting married in the next year. Some of the feelings she had were exactly what I’m facing right now, so this book was the perfect read for this point in my life!!
Cat struggled with her feelings of being left behind, and was soon coming to rely on Chase Griffin, the associate pastor at her family’s church. Although Chase was not entirely excited about his new friendship with Cat, her twin sister, Shannon, and brother, Jack, continually pushed Chase to become a confidante for Cat. This confidante/friend relationship let to the two of them spending time together as they both worked through some of their past issues. Cat, her anger at God, and Chase, a past relationship that still haunts him to this day.
The characters in this story were very realistic, and they faced issues that can resonate with anyone reading the series. As with the past books in the series, I liked to read about Cat's siblings and see what changes have happened in their lives since the first two Isle of Hope books. While I was definitely disappointed to finish this book, and I’m assuming the series looking at the O’Bryen family, I can’t wait for any future books written by Julie Lessman . Her books are some of my favorites, and they do not disappoint!! J I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a romantic Christian book that looks at real issues so many people are currently going through.
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