About the Book
Title: A Shattered Life Restored
Author: Marshalee Patterson
Genre: Inspirational Christian Romance
Release Date: September 20th, 2018
Sitting at the Saint-Roch Train Station with tears in her eyes, Meg contemplated where her life had gone wrong. She was at a point in her life where she felt abandoned by God after the last remaining person who truly loved her, died. Now with a baby on the way, she had begun to lose hope that the future, she knew the Lord had promised her was never meant for her.
With a gentle tap on her shoulder, her gaze turned to meet that of Derek’s, the kind stranger whose smile brought warmness into her heart. “Was he sent to fulfill God’s promise in my life?” she thought. With assured faith, she followed him as he led her away, trusting that God had not forsaken her. Now she felt content to allow God to have his way in her life and totally surrender all to him.
My Review: Sometimes, you just need an inspiring, uplifting story that points you back to King Jesus. First of all, Marshalee Patterson is one of those authors that you instantly love. She is warm, outgoing and cheerful in her emails, and one can’t help but see those traits shine through in her novel. If the reader will take a minute to read the author’s introduction (and subsequently move past the desire to then hug the author breathless) the reader will find themselves with an instant heart-connection to Meg. I was rooting for Meg the instant after she appeared on the (e)page before me.
Marshalee Patterson wove her story with ease, threading hope, sorrow, inspiration, tragedy, joy and hardship expertly with each passing chapter. A Shattered Life Restored is a journey of trust; not just for Meg and Derek, but also for the author, and especially for the reader. I finished the book a better woman than when I began.
About the Author
Marshalee Patterson was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She has loved reading since she could walk. Growing up without a television sparked in her a love for reading and the world of imagination. Some of her favourite novels were written by Charles Dickens, Jane Eyre and Victor Hugo, as she found she liked the true-to-life stories that we all can relate to. She wrote her first novella, Predestined Love, after traveling to Italy and wanted to write a romance novel about it, only she didn’t know that God had plans for her and that story, when He changed the direction of what she originally had in mind. It was then that she knew she was called to write stories to uplift and inspire readers, showing them how to find God in their struggles and the faith to trust Him through it. She is a lover of nature and the tranquillity of it. She finds the outdoors refreshing and peaceful. Marshalee loves Spanish ballads and dances salsa very well.