A Chance at Forever

A Chance at Forever is the latest in Melissa Jagears’ “Teaville Moral Society” series. Though this book can stand alone, reading previous books in the series may help readers make deeper connections with the characters.

In this novel, two unlikely people form a partnership to help an orphan who seems beyond help. Mercy McClain, a young woman who, despite missing a hand, works hard to care for those less fortunate than her. Her soft heart, though, is no match for Jimmy–an orphan who seems determined to be unloveable.

When the bully from her childhood shows up, claiming to be a new man seeking redemption, Mercy cannot see past his actions. Though he now goes by his middle name and seems to be intent on redeeming his past, all Mercy can see are the childhood taunts that made her life miserable. However, Aaron Firebrook is the only one who seems to be able to get through to Jimmy.

In this story, both must learn to trust in God’s redeeming power as they work together to reach the unreachable.

I love the focus on redemption in this story–showing how, with God, all things are possible. However, I began to wonder if the main characters would ever get past their pasts…it seemed that, no matter what happened, they were determined to hold onto the mistakes of the past. I suppose that is human nature, though. My favorite part of the book is the epilogue, where we get a glimpse at the characters’ futures. 🙂

Karen

PS I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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