Book Review: Cherished

Cherished by Kim Cash Tate was a wonderful read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Kelli London is a young woman, in many ways, trying to find herself, but does it in the process of going back home to St. Louis to find herself and be with family. There, she is surrounded by love and support, and is able to deal with her past finally allowing God to love her that she finds forgiveness  and once again unleashes the dream that she thought she had lost.

Tate’s set of characters is intriguing, weaving a cast of characters with their own personalities and situations that show a strong bond for family and friendship. The story takes place in the songwriting and music industry where some  of the scenarios reveal a seedier side of the Christian music industry because of greed and wrong choices. The temptation to succeed, jealousy regarding friendships and motives are all tested yet the love of God seeps into every heart that has struggled to find forgiveness.

The romance dealt in the novel is different – dealing close to the taboo subjects of abortion and adultery, it is done in an honest portrayal where the characters are redemptive, refocused on God and acknowledging His grace and mercy as sovereign.

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