July 13, 2010
Greater Love by Robert Whitlow
Greater Love is the story of a VERY conservative young woman who begins her "real life" away from home. After being introduced to the secular collegiate world, Tami Taylor graduates and starts looking for her place in an established law firm. She quickly learns that all though some decisions seem right, they are not always God's choice for us. Drama and a bit of intrigue lead the reader to see that Tami's faith influenced not only her work ethic, but her clients and colleagues as well.
Well written, Whitlow has brought this home to the South.
As I have not had opportunity to read the first and second books of the series (Deeper Water and Higher Hope), it took me a while to grow accustomed to Tami's very sheltered point of view. A refreshing look from a point of view not often explored by writers of any genre.
The mystery element was a little bit sparse. The story really focused more on Tami and her decisions than it did on the mystery that was woven throughout the story. A little more detail, a resolution that took a litlle more effort, would have enhanced the story.
Overall, well done. Thank you, Thomas Nelson, for the free copy. I enjoyed the read and have found a new author to consider.