Samara lives a life filled with fear. After being discarded and beaten by her trouble making boyfriend, she takes one easy out after another. Her choices lead her down the road of self-destruction, into the degrading world of stripping and a life spent looking over her shoulder. Until an encounter with a stranger on a Kings Cross Street provides the catalyst for a life changing event that leads her back home.
Resolution is the last place in the world Jed wants to be. One drastic decision has led him to the Island resort and back into strained contact with his brother, Flynn.
From the bright lights of Sydney to the blue waters of Resolution Island, Beyond Resolution is a story that provides a window into the joy of forgiveness, trust and peace. Synopsis copied from ~ Even Before Publishing
After reading Back to Resolution at the end of last year, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Beyond Resolution.
Thoughts while reading…
“Jesus said: Don't judge others, and God won't judge you.Don't be hard on others, and God won't be hard on you. Forgive others, and Godwill forgive you.” Luke 6:37
As I read about Samara at her absolutely rock bottom time in life, the above scripture came to mind. That train of thought led to me to remember that yesterday is in the past, and life is full of possibilities. We must all forgive ourselves, forgive others and step into our future.
There are many references to scripture and prayer throughout Beyond Resolution as the characters work out their faith. Rose has done well not to sound preachy in her writing, instead she has managed an authentic tone in a reality of discovering God.
I loved the second half of Beyond Resolution, but unfortunately, for me, the first half felt a little bogged down in back story and explanations from Back to Resolution. But please don’t let that hold you back from purchasing and reading this book. It is a great read.
Disclaimer... I received a copy of Beyond Resolution from Even Before Publishing to read and review.