This week, my author friend Emily Dana Botrous released her latest book. I got to read a pre-published draft of this manuscript, and I’m thrilled it’s now out.
Emily is a master at creating authentic characters. The main romantic couple in The Loophole in Lilies feel real, with every wart visible. They have flaws and make wrongheaded choices that spring out of their past experiences. It’s realistic because that’s what humans do. You see them doing dumb or annoying things, but it makes sense when you get a glimpse into their history and see what makes them act like that. And it’s all the more satisfying to watch them grow in spiritual maturity and accept God’s wisdom and truth instead of the lies they’ve been clinging onto.
I won’t spoil it because it’s a key plot point, but the book very bravely deals with some tough issues I’ve never seen addressed in Christian fiction, although I know at least one person who’s been through a similar situation. As always, Emily handles it with sensitivity and insight, and God’s love and wisdom are the bedrock of this story. Check out the book!