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about the book
John Douglas thought he knew the future God had for him–raise a family and grow old with his bride, Hannah. But then a deadly house fire incinerates his faith, destroying the man he’d been.
Worship leader Jenni Dupont conquered her demons years ago and has the scars to prove it. But temptation strikes when her world is shattered, and this time she’s not sure if God can carry her through.
Bar waitress April Johanson lives with the secret trauma of an abusive past. Desperate to stay off the streets of Vegas, she’ll do whatever is necessary to pay the rent.
When their lives intersect, God will ask them to do the impossible. To love Him even if…
Grace in the Flames is rich, raw, powerful, and unapologetic. I couldn’t put it down! Each of the three main characters is well fleshed out and I felt like I really got to know them. I love that everyone in this story is flawed and each person has their own issues to overcome.
The author touches on themes of grief, alcoholism, abuse, homelessness, sickness, and of course, grace. Scriptures, songs, and behaviors woven throughout the book impart the Gospel message naturally. I would love to read more about the main or secondary characters in a sequel! I look forward to reading Michelle’s future work!
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the author. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Michelle Massaro writes contemporary fiction soaked in grace. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband of over two decades and their four children. She’s dabbled in homeschooling, teaching Creation Science, and leading worship. When she isn’t tinkering with words, Michelle enjoys old Rogers and Hammerstein movies, making kefir, and Sudoku. A new lipstick and a good French roast always make her happy.
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