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Decision to Love (Sacred Vows #3)

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Eight years after Tony and Hope's affair ended, new problems arise. Jimmy has gone off to college, but returns home with a startling revelation that devastates his father and causes his final heart attack. Now Hope is grieving the loss of both her husband and their son. She tries to make sense of everything, and in the end she decides to love her son through the grief. Mor ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Sword of the Spirit (first published May 14th 2012)
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Doctors and dieticians alike agree that too much sugar is harmful. The same advice holds true for mental nourishment. We need literary sources of nutrients for the mind, heart, and soul. This is why author Michelle Sutton’s style is so refreshing. It’s Christian fiction without the candy coating. Let’s face it; life is not the Hallmark Channel. Her realistic characters have real flaws and face real dilemmas, all of which provide very real mind-food for the reader. “What would I do, if faced wit ...more
Tracy Krauss
Decision to Love is easily my favorite installment in the Sacred Vows series by Michelle Sutton. It continues to follow the lives of Hope and Tony, eight years after their illicit love affair from book one Never Without Hope. This is book three in the series, following Their Separate Ways which showed us the aftermath of their affair and the struggles that each had in trying to put the pieces of their lives back together. In this book, however, we also follow Hope’s son Jimmy, now a college stud ...more
Barbara Shelton
This story begins with a startling bang, Time has passed eight years and we find Tony at ex-wife Brenda’s bloody side as she dies from gash wounds to her stomach. Tony is arrested for her murder, even though he maintains his innocence. We are reminded that Tony has been a “bad boy,” “womanizer,” and the man whom Hope had an affair in the beginning book of this series, “Sacred Vows.” His life hasn’t become any better. Following his divorce from Brenda, he married again and that marriage ended for ...more
Michelle Sutton doesn’t deny that her writing is controversial. On the contrary, she considers it a joy to be a writer “Edgy” Christian Fiction. No doubt God has gifted her with the honesty, sensitivity and integrity to tackle such themes in a God honoring way.

You won’t find sensationalism in her story or judgement either. Those aren’t the point of her writing. Nope, her motivation is to address the areas that Christians all too commonly sweep under the rug and expose them to the light of God’s
I love, love, love this book! If you have read the first two books of the series, this is the best of them all. Michelle writes this story so well that I have read it in just two days! What I like is how Tony totally changed his life around. It wasn't easy for him, but he finally followed through to be a better person and let God guide him. It was gradual and believable. Jimmy's story was totally unexpected which made it interesting. His confusion on his beliefs, life and love was a tough journe ...more
I enjoyed reading Decision To Love because I believe that God does expect us to make the right decisions even if they are the hard decisions. After making a decision, praying about it and acting on it usually bring about the change in your heart. In a lot of cases, the not loving is because of our not wanting to. I struggle with this.

The twists and turns in this book took a lot of planning and engineering by author Michelle and the outcome is delightful. Definately not what you think it will be
Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
Michelle has written a very daring book about subject matter that is very real in today's Christian world. Making a decision to love someone. This has to be my most favored book out of this entire series! She writes cleanly and clearly. The characters have depth and have grown from the first installment. You can't miss this book! It kept me reading late into the night and then first thing in the morning! I did not want to put it down! It is a must read!!!! Grab your copy ASAP!!!!
Dawn Turner
This was an outstanding read. Each of the characters has their own spiritual journey, an issue they are trying to overcome. Each of them learns that their issue can only be overcome through submission to the Lord, which is often a hard process for any of us to go through. Submission to God’s will doesn’t come naturally, but it sure brings a host of peace when we do it, even when we deal with opposition. Michelle showed this beautifully through these people’s lives.
This is the third in the series and I believe it is my favorite. This part of the journey takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as the characters face the next set of challenges. Michelle has done an excellent job pulling you into their world. You know a series has legs when you can see and feel the growth of the characters. I hope she continues the series.
Jun 03, 2012 Michelle rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I know you're not supposed to have favorite "babies" but this is one of mine.
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Michelle has written nearly two dozen inspirational novels. She is a book reviewer, an avid blogger, and a supervisor with the State of Arizona.
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Other Books in the Series

Sacred Vows (4 books)
  • Never Without Hope (Sacred Vows, #1)
  • Their Separate Ways (Sacred Vows, #2)
  • Learning to Trust (Sacred Vows, book 4)
It's Not About Me (Second Glances, #1) Never Without Hope (Sacred Vows, #1) It's Not About Him (Second Glances, #2) Danger at the Door (Danger at the Door, #1) First Impressions (Tombstone Treasures, #1)

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“With a lump forming in his throat, he thought
about all the hopes and dreams that he had for his son. More than
anything, he prayed his boy would not grow up to be a screw up
like his dad when it came to love and marriage.”
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