Enter the world of Joanie Collins and Brandon Vaughn…
Joanie, a strong Catholic woman, setting out in a new career as a journalist, must face one of the greatest challenges of her young life . . . romance. Committed to the values of Christian courtship, Joanie finds herself attracted to the handsome young commercial producer, Brandon - a man living a very worldly lifestyle. Brandon makes every effort to draw the attractive young reporter into his charms and into his world. Meanwhile, Joanie is battling to resist his advances, as she earnestly seeks to bring Jesus into Brandon's life.
Bobbi's Review: When I first began reading Arms of Love, I knew immediately that it would be one of those books that you just can't put down! I was drawn into Joanie's world and was inspired by her commitment to live her faith fully. I loved the way she remained faithful to the beautiful, but sometimes challenging, Gospel Truth regarding love and purity as taught by the Catholic Church. At the same time, having made mistakes in my own past, I felt for Brandon who desperately needed Christ in his life. Behind his cocky and selfish exterior there was a man capable of becoming a new creation with the grace of God.
Arms of Love is a powerful novel that beautifully intertwines the struggles of finding your "soul mate" with the joy of trusting in the Lord's will for our lives through courtship and living a pure love. However, it is more than "just a love story". It is a compelling witness to the universal call to holiness and how we, despite our failings, can live out that call. There is sure to be a character you can relate to - whether it is Joanie, Brandon, Joanie's homeschooling parents (their relationship is also beautifully played out), one of the younger siblings, or one of the non-Catholic friends. Arms of Love is both an enjoyable read and evangelization tool! Brian and I believe strongly in the message of Arms of Love and are honored to make it available to you. We encourage you to order your copy today!
(NOTE: I've been asked if Arms of Love is suitable for all ages. I would say no. It is best for older or mature teens. While there is nothing graphic, the topic of premarital sex, STD's and abortion are touched upon. You know best if your child is ready to discuss these topics with you. You may want to read Arms of Love yourself and let your child read Surrender instead, which deals more with courtship and vocations in general.)