Thursday, May 23, 2013

Love Lives on by Sidney Frost

This book is a sequel to the book Where Love Once Lived.  (The link my review of that book is at the end of this post.)  It has come out in time for all of those who are looking for another book to add to their summer reading list.

I don’t want to give the story away so I will do my best to list the ingredients and let the reader decide if it is their kind of read.

This is a story about Karen and Brian. They were in love when they were young.  The story that comes before this one tells of their separation and eventual reunion.  This one starts where the other leaves off. 

Karen and Brian are on their wedding day.  It supposed to be a day of joy and love and happiness and a court summons....what?

That’s what Karen receives on her wedding day.  She is being sued by a woman she never met for child support for a child she never bore nor reared.  Needless to say, this puts a damper on wedding romance.

For their honeymoon, Karen and Brian travel around Europe while being stalked.  They return home only to be harassed and threatened by this same person and someone else who they don’t know.  On top of that Karen and Brian have to learn how to trust each other, overcome emotional baggage of the past, and start a life together.

This is a nice short story, involving real people with real problems.  How do they cope?  How do they work together?  Is God involved in our lives at all?  Can we trust Him to see us through every problem?  These are questions that Karen and Brian learn to answer.

I’ve mentioned what I like about the book and I only have two complaints.  The first one is there are a couple of characters that Frost borrows from another book, The Vengeance Squad. (A link to my review is below). This is my favorite book of the three Mr. Frost has written.  The characters in this book are strong and interesting and I wish he would have used them to a greater extent in this story.  Or better still, write another story starring them.

My other complaint is that he mentions the University of Texas too many times.  Being an Aggies fan I found this rather boorish (whoooooop!!).  But that shouldn’t be an issue for all the Longhorns out there.

Aside from that, I hope that readers of my blog who enjoy mystery and romance from a Christian perspective will consider all of Mr. Frost’s books.

I received this book for free from the author.

Sidney W. Frost writes Christian novels. He was an Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College where he taught computer courses for more than thirty years. He received the adjunct teaching excellence award in 2005. While attending the University of Texas in the 1960's he worked part-time at the Austin Public Library driving a bookmobile and that’s when he got the idea for his first novel, Where Love Once Lived. (From the author's web site.)

On Kindle for $2.99

Other books by Sidney Frost reviewed by Gently Mad:

The Vengeance Squad

Where Love Once Lived


  1. Stories of stalking and harassment can actually be disturbing but based on your comments this one sounds more upbeat.

    I do also like stories about folks returning to aspects on their lives that they believe were long since passed.

    1. Brian: I agree with you and I don't enjoy reading books that are dark. This one, as you say, really doesn't get dark at all. It's a pretty light romance.

  2. Thank you for highlighting the book here, Sharon. Your reviews are always insightful and truly appreciate the time you put in doing this.


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