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Awesome Book! Stay with Me – Book Review

Stay with MeAwesome, simply awesome! That is it in a nutshell regarding the fantastic book, Stay with Me, by Carolyn Astfalk. This Christian fiction novel centers around two young people in their 20’s, named Chris Reynolds and Rebecca Rhodes. Chris is Catholic and Rebecca is not. This fact comes out early in the story. From that point on, we see two people of different backgrounds with different beliefs and baggage, who fall in love with each other. We see how they face the challenges of maintaining chastity in their relationship. We see how they grow in purity and love for one another. This book is packed with virtue, displayed, oh so brilliantly, by Carolyn Astfalk in the most positive manner.

For me, this book was a page turner. I couldn’t put it down! I had to know what was going to happen next, as these two young people experienced the ups and downs of life. Would they stay together? Would they remain true to their vow of chastity until marriage? Would this type of relationship work out given the peer pressure of today’s society? Did these two people have what it takes to make the relationship work? Only the next page/chapter would give me the answer. So I had to keep reading. Even when I got to the end of the book, I wanted more.

I am hoping that Carolyn Astfalk has a sequel up her sleeves, and if not, I think she should seriously consider a second book, that takes off where the first ends. I won’t give any spoiler alerts, but rest assured, the ending to this book is awesome!

Stay with Me is Carolyn Astfalk’s debut novel. If you would like to get your copy, click here.

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