Saturday, January 17, 2015

OLD FASHIONED by Rene Gutteridge and Rik Swartzwelder, Tyndale Publishing

Clay Walsh has an antique shop in a small college town and has vowed to no more dating believing “Commitment should come first, not the other way around.” Clay’s convictions hold true for him although he struggles with his attraction to Amber Hewson who is the brand new occupant of the empty apartment above his antique shop. Amber is a free spirit who tries to crack the code of Clay’s beliefs after his reformation from being a partying playboy to an old-fashioned chivalrous gentleman much to the dismay of his male friends.

As Clay continues his unwavering commitment to God and himself, he jeopardizes his friendships with his buddies and Amber. Will Clay keep his commitment despite the opposition from family and friends? Will Clay give in to the feelings concerning Amber while abandoning his beliefs?

Old Fashioned is a good Christian novel that leaves food for thought regarding dating and male-female relationships in today’s social society. As I read this novel, I began to see a few beliefs similar to my own after abandoning the party scene. Faith, repentance, and commitment play a strong role in the development and follow through of the storyline, which is very refreshing. Although I found the story was a little long and could have used more of the editing process, I recommend taking the time to read and enjoy it as I did.

I received this book free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines. 


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