Review of Redeeming Cade, Inspirational Romance by Susan Crawford

It's no secret to my readers that I enjoy good inspirational romance. I like the short, easy to read novels that make for a quick read in a couple of days but that have a little depth, some good character development, and something that is going to edify and encourage my own faith. Redeeming Cade by Susan Crawford is a good one that fits this description.

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Cade McGuire is an ex-convict that now is the assistant director of a downtown rescue mission. God has worked in Cade's life mightily, and he is thankful for the opportunity he's had to become a new person. When he learns of a downtown development project that is going to close down the rescue mission as part of the "progress", he's determines to stop it from happening. But the head of the downtown project- Darby Phillips- is running for a city council seat , and this is part of her campaign. The two butt heads immediately, and Cade invites Darby to come to the mission to see for herself how things work and meet some of the residents. Darby has a good heart, but she's caught up in the political machinations of her mother- her campaign manager. The two build a relationship as they deal with the situation with the mission and Darby's campaign.

Redeeming Cade isn't a deep or thoughtful novel. But it has likable characters and a compelling story that isn't too predictable. The message of Cade's redemption and new life in Christ is woven throughout the story as is Darby's realization that she can make decisions on her own- and verify that she's deciding based on God's plan- and not just follow along with what her mother tells her to do.

If you're looking for a light, easy romance, Redeeming Cade is a good one. I give it 4 stars and a G rating for content. You can find the book on Amazon here.



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