Therefore encourage one another and edify one another, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Review: Decision to Love by Michelle Sutton

Have you ever been faced with adultery?  

Have you been through the process of having hopes and dreams for your child to have them instantly change due to your child having something completely opposite in mind?

Have you ever thought all hope is lost for someone or when a crisis arises?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you are not alone.

Decision to Love by Michelle Sutton is a book which deals with topics on adultery, sexuality, faith and forgiveness. Although the story is fiction, the messages and storylines are realistic in many families. This book is not for the conservative and uptight. It is for those who do not mind speaking on today’s issues and confronting them head on. I must warn you if you are insensitive to the truth with absolutely no sugar coating, or speaking on sexual content this book is most definitely not for you.

The story begins eight years after Tony and Hope had an affair. He was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife Brenda with whom he has a ten year old son after she called him to come over to her house. He married a woman named Kristy after Brenda so his son could have a mother figure only to find her in bed with a woman. He did not know Christ and had no intentions of learning about Him until he found himself in a horrifying situation. Tony is reunited with his daughter for the first time and gets a surprise.

Hope and James are a Christian Married Couple with a son name Jimmy who is in college and does not get along too well with his father. James had given Hope his approval to write a book regarding her affair with Tony and the sexual problems which led her to the turning point in their marriage. Hope has to deal with the tension between her husband and her son. Her son confides in her and pleads with her not to tell his father.

Jimmy is tired of being pressured and teased by his father about why he is not dating girls. He is confused about his faith, life and love. He makes some decisions out of anger he later regrets. He is also the one to link Hope and Tony back together.

Decision to Love had my attention from the very beginning.As you go through each scenario, you can literally envision each scene as if it were a movie. Michelle discussed topics which are desperately in need of and also I feel others are afraid to speak on. Although there were moments when the grammatical errors in the kindle edition were a bit frustrating, it did not take away from the story. There were also moments when things were a little too explicit and I felt the point could have been made without some of the obscene expressions. The goal is to show you are to never give up on someone and to never stop praying for them. You are to love and forgive them just as God loves and forgives us. During the course of all the trials, Michelle’s objective was to bring it all back to Christ.

Prayerfully, Decision to Love will be an inspiration to those who may find themselves in this sort of circumstance to keep on praying and loving those who are being misled.

Decision to Love is available for purchase online at  Amazon, CBD, Barnes and Noble or directly from her page.

About the Author:
Michelle Sutton is a social worker (and now supervisor) who has been writing romantic fiction with an inspirational message for over nine years. Southeastern Arizona is where Michelle calls home. She loves being surrounded by mountains and fresh air, which inspires many of her novels. She and her husband are approaching twenty-two years of marriage and their two sons will begin their third year of college in August. She is the author of well over a dozen novels in print and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, as well as an avid book reviewer and blogger on a variety of sites. She founded Edgy Christian Fiction Lovers social networking site which has nearly 1200 members. Crafting new stories and reading/reviewing great books is her idea of a fun time.
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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


  1. Wow, thanks for your review. I'm sorry about the errors you ran across. Those should have been fixed in the final version and the book. But I am glad you liked it anyway.

  2. Michelle, thank you so much for stopping by and reading my review. I really did enjoy reading your book. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    1. That will release in 2013. The title is Learning to Trust.

  3. Thanks. I will be looking out for it.