About "Imogen's Chance"
Imogen Browne longs to make up for past mistakes before she can move on. She quietly resolves to help the Dorazio family, whose lives she accidentally upset. Her biggest challenge is Asher, the one person who may never forgive her. And he is facing a crisis of his own. Imogen must tread very carefully, as trying to fix things may well make them shatter.
Meet the Author
Paula Vince always wanted to write fiction and love to evoke tears and laughter. Paula lives with her husband and three children in the Adelaide hills, which she uses as the setting for her inspirational novels. She is the author of 7 novels set in Australia.
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Imogen's Chance by Paula Vince is an excellent book exploring deep and powerful themes about Christian healing. The main character Imogen is someone very easy to like with a beautiful character and personality. The story-line is very interesting and the main characters are authentic and likable. Like other books by the Paula Vince, I found it a great read and one I would highly recommend. I love it how there are many plot twists and how hope and life come resounding through the pages. A great read.
When the unexpected happens, it can define or derail. Paula Vince's Imogen's Chance is a story that displays both and takes the reader on an engaging journey that sparks hope. Imogen is chased by a grievous childhood mistake fifteen years ago, one that drives her to return to Australia with the hope of blessing the Dorazio family and setting right some of the effects of her choices. Instead, Imogen arrives into a veritable bomb-shell for this family and must find her way through secrets and unspoken words, to touch the life of Asher, her childhood friend and the one in the eye of this latest storm. Imogen's Chance is a deep-thinking book, and the reader will not come away without impact. Rather than being negative it is hopeful, and at times, humorous. The romantic sub-plot between Imogen and Asher makes this read all the sweeter, gently developing in a believable manner and timing. Cancer is one of the biggest challenges of our time and one requiring taste, tact and understanding, even when explored in a fictional setting. Paula Vince has achieved this and when I received news of a friend's diagnosis of an aggressive form cancer the day after finishing Imogen's Chance, I felt the message of hope whispering in my heart. The characters were colourful and individual which was most pure and entertaining, when displayed through Asher and his thankfulness notes and Imogen's shy quirks. The progression of their Christian journey was appropriate to the subject matter and the more biblical aspect written in a manner that held me, without leaving me feeling that I was hearing a sermon. Life was at the centre of this book and that kept me turning the pages. The big reveal moment tied up the reasons for Imogen's decision to travel to Australia and was executed through a narrative approach rather than dialogue. Although I wanted to hear the interaction of the main characters, the conclusion to Imogen's Choice was a satisfying end to an epic journey for two very likeable characters. Another thought-provoking read from Paula Vince that still offers entertainment despite the real and raw subject matter. Thank you Paula for the review copy. I know many lives will be touched by this book. Recommended.
I'm a fan of Paula Vince's books and Imogen's Chance didn't disappoint. I love that Paula delves into interesting topics while keeping me turning the pages with a bit of intrigue and romance as well. It was great to watch the growing relationship between Imogen and Asher even as they dealt with difficult issues in their lives -- issues that threatened that very relationship. I took away a great idea from this book. That sometimes the journey of faith might not work out the way we were believing, but that doesn't make us a failure -- just like an athlete who doesn't achieve the number one ranking is not a failure either. We still applaud them for their efforts and hard work. Faith is a journey and it is what we learn in the process that is important, not necessarily the final result. I heartily recommend this novel to anyone who loves contemporary romance with a bit more substance than most.
I am a fan of Paula Vince's writing, and so was looking forward to this new title. Paula has bravely taken on a very difficult subject. Cancer - but further, can we believe for divine healing. She has looked at the issue from just about every possible angle, asked all the difficult questions that get asked, and I believe written a challenging piece. In terms of story, I felt as if the heavy burden of past mistakes seemed fairly trivial at first - when I believed that all Imogen felt bad about was being part of a distraction that caused a bad accident. The story seemed to slow for me until about three quarters through I understood that this was not the burden she had been carrying at all. When I understood what the action was that had caused her such guilt, the story picked up considerably, and by the time I finished I was wowed, as usual. Next time I read it, I will know what it is she is carrying, and it will read quite differently, I'm sure.