Novelist Sienna Emory is surprised by a frantic call she receives from her old college friend, Cheney. When she arrives at Cheney’s house, Sienna finds her passed out from a drug overdose and neighbor Jonathan Driscoll arriving on the scene. Trying to help Cheney overcome her addictions, Sienna develops a friendship with Jonathan, a handsome single father, and his five-year-old daughter Bella. However, Bella is not the typical kindergartner; she has special gifts, as if she is communicating on a direct line to God. Sienna and Jonathan quest for answers to Bella’s special gifts, leading them to Jonathan’s hometown in Ireland that holds the key to a family secret. Sienna begins to fall in love with Jonathan, but wonders what is God’s plan for them and if their faith is strong enough to protect them from evil.
In her second novel, author Dawn Dyson seamlessly weaves together a touching love story with weighty spiritual topics such as overcoming abuse, trusting God, and stepping into your spiritual gifts. Bella Maura is the first installment of the two-book series Beautiful Justice. This exhilarating novel will open readers to the spiritual opportunities and challenges that face us all.
I've never read anything so spiritually powerful before in my life! Bella Maura is so hard to describe though I don't know where to begin. Sienna is a writer who has taken in 4 young ladies to be sort of like their foster mom. All of these ladies have suffered through terrible tragedies and abuse and Sienna is the key to leading them through the pain by God's power. She gets a call from an old friend Cheney who is drug addicted and drunk and everything is leading Sienna to go help her out. She follows God's will and goes to help Cheney and while she is there she meets Cheney's neighbor and ex, Jonathon and his son Bella Maura.
We learn about the unique spiritual gift that Bella Maura has and how Jonathan needs to learn to trust God to protect his daughter against spiritual warfare and attacks!
Like I said before, I've never read anything so spiritually powerful before in my life. Sienna is a powerful character that reminds me a bit of my own Christian mom; Intense and very spiritually grounded in her beliefs of God and not only God but Satan as well. She believes everything happens according to God's plan and prayer can truly save us in all circumstances.
I thought the romance was very sweet although I did struggle with the initial intensity of it because things moved so fast but the way that Dyson described it the more I fell in love with the book even more.
This story is about overcoming abuse and finding out who God made you to be and embrace your spiritual gifts and lead your life after God. Dawn Dyson has this way of describing details that truly paint a raw and emotional picture of what is going on. If you like a story that will make you cry, and think deeply about God's plan for your life, has mystery, romance and redemption than this is the book for you!
Thank you Dawn Dyson for the free copy of Bella Maura in exchange for my honest review. All my opinions are true and my own!
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