Saturday, 23 November 2013

BOOK OF THE DAY: The Road Home by Naty Matos

by Naty Matos




BOOK DESCRIPTION
He was finally coming. He told Desiree that once her task was complete, he would be there to pick her up. And they could finally be together forever. Desiree was finally going to be with the one she loved. But what did she need to do? And how was she going to figure out what it was?

Desiree’s life has been less than perfect. All she wanted was to find true love. To everyone on the outside she was beautiful, fun loving, and the life of the party. On the inside Desiree is afraid. Her fear of rejection places her in situations that will alter her life forever and possible tear her family apart. She has the love and support of a good friend, but more importantly she has her prayers. As Desiree makes changes in her own life, she slowly realizes that her dreams are within her reach. Journey with Desiree as she reflects on her life, through both good and bad times, to discover what is really preventing her from having the ultimate dream. True love!!!


AUTHOR BIO


Naty Matos was born in the city of New York. She grew up in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and now lives in the city of Atlanta.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a Minor in Mass Media Communications and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling.


Naty writes Christian fiction and non-fiction. She maintains a blog on Christian Living Topics at www.therisingmuse.com


REVIEWS
5.0 out of 5 stars
 Pure JOY! A MUST read. July 3, 2012
By Emme
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Wow! Wow! Wow! Francine Rivers and Nicholas Sparks look out! If you enjoyed Nicholas Spark's The Last Song, you will absolutely love, love, love The Road Home! I did! I did not want to put the book down! Have you ever read a book that you did not want to stop reading? But then when it was over you did not want it to end? Well, The Road Home is one of those books! This story has drama, suspense, romance! Very believable. Very relatable. A very good read. The characters are so realistic. Very well written. I could see the action happening as I turned each page. I was drawn into this book from the beginning. And enjoyed every moment. I was hanging on every word. I enjoyed reading The Road Home so much that I would love to see it turned into a series and a movie! It is a treasure, and you will want to read it again and again!

5.0 out of 5 stars A woman's journey to God July 23, 2012
By cynthia
Format:Kindle Edition
The Road Home does a fantastic job of covering the greatest mistakes we as humans can ever make, and addressing each one delicately and concisely, and reaffirming the truth that no sin is greater than God's forgiveness. It is the life story of Desiree, from her years in college to her deathbed, and the struggles she faces with pregnancies, relationships, marriage, and forgiving those that have not only hurt her, but her children. With the ever-constant presence of her closest friend, Aimee, Desiree slowly makes her way to God and learns the greatness of His power and love.

My only frustration with The Road Home is that at times the writing feels rushed, like Matos is composing an objective synopsis rather than letting a dramatic scene unfold. The book is 183 pages, but holds all the potential to easily be 4-5 times the length by delving into the deeper emotions and development of the characters and creating dialogue from scenes that sometimes seem to only summarize an event. I guess I'm sad that I didn't have more to read.

Matos' characters are all very relatable and very human, reminding us that even those we think lead perfect lives have struggles, doubts, and secrets they try to forget. I would recommend The Road Home to any romantic, any lover of books, anyone struggling with forgiveness, anyone.


OTHER WORKS
Growth Lessons

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