Book Review: Betrayal and Forgiveness

6 Jul

In the Bible, the Lord asked that we not make promises unless we are sure that we can keep them. Lisa made a promise and has done everything in her power to keep that promise. a lesson her father needed to learn. Before he was able to practice keeping his promise, he lost the love of his daughter, his best friend, and he was about to lose the love of his son. Time was running out for all of them, but they didn’t know it.

Linda Armstrong-Miller is a retired registered nursed. She leaves in Ga. With her husband Mike and daughter Cayla. Jesus Christ is my Savior. He is the way the truth and the light. I Believe.

My Impressions:

Betrayal and Forgiveness is a fast-paced, suspense novel set among the world of political intrigue, high-tech computer programs and home-grown terrorists.  The story revolves around the family of Lisa Rivers, an obsessive-compulsive genius.  Lisa has developed a program to insure the safety of the United States from enemies within and without its borders.  She also has developed safeguards for herself and her family.  Unfortunately, someone is determined to take over her program, leaving Lisa vulnerable to attack.

I wanted to give this book a chance.  I like to see self-published novelists become successful.  Unfortunately there are a number of reasons why I cannot recommend Betrayal and Forgiveness — many involving its portrayal as a christian book.  Firstly, there is a great deal of profanity (mostly mild) and using the Lord’s name as an oath.  Also, without giving too much away, there are several scenes where a deceased family member visits to set the record straight and get her family going in the right direction.  This is in direct conflict with the teaching of the Bible.  It also puts our feelings, needs, wants above the will of God.  I also found the editing poor with many typographical, grammatical and punctuation errors.  I am not sure if this is the fault of the editors of the publishing company (Westbow) or not.   Please note:  I hold books labelled as christian to a different standard than those in the secular arena.  My feelings toward what I see as problems in this book are informed by my understanding of the Bible and the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Please see the blog schedule below for others’ views on this book.


(I received Betrayal and Forgiveness from Pump Up Your Book in return for a review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)



Monday, June 4

Interview at Examiner

Tuesday, June 5

Interview at Blogcritics

Wednesday, June 6

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, June 7

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Monday, June 11

Interview at Review From Here

Tuesday, June 12

Guest Blogging at Writing Daze

Wednesday, June 13

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, June 14

Interview at The Character Connection

Friday, June 15

Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Monday, June 18

Interview at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, June 20

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, June 21

Guest Blogging at Motherhoot

Tuesday, June 26

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, June 28

Guest Blogging at The Book Boost

Friday, June 29

Guest Blogging at Night Owl Reviews

Monday, July 2

Guest Blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard

Tuesday, July 3

Book Review & Guest Blogging at My Book Addiction and More

Thursday, July 5

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Friday, July 6

Book Review at By the Book

Monday, July 9

Book Review at Books Books and More Books

Tuesday, July 10

Interview at SheWrites

Wednesday, July 11

Book Review & Interview at Hardcover Feedback

Thursday, July 12

Interview at Divine Caroline

Friday, July 13

Book Review at Deco My Heart

Monday, July 16

Book Review at My Devotional Thoughts

Tuesday, July 17

Book Review at Bunny’s Reviews

Wednesday, July 18

Guest Blogging at Acting Balanced

Thursday, July 19

Book Review at Acting Balanced

Friday, July 20

Interview at Fantasy Pages

Monday, July 23


Tuesday, July 24

Book Review at Musings by Maureen

Wednesday, July 25


Thursday, July 26


Friday, July 27

Book Review at Mary’s Cup of Tea


4 Responses to “Book Review: Betrayal and Forgiveness”

  1. Linda July 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Hi Beckie, Thank u for your review. It greaves me that Betrayal and Forgiveness is not a book you can recommend. Your candor is greatly appreciated. Linda Armstrong-Miller

    • rbclibrary July 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks for understanding and for stopping by.


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