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Contingency

(Covenant of Trust #1)

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Where was God? Bobbi Molinsky's comfortable life is shattered when a forwarded email from her husband's account lands in her inbox. The email teases, "My whole evening is free again." After an angry confrontation with Chuck, she is left with the broken remains of an eighteen year marriage. Where is God? Bobbi agrees forgiving Chuck is the right thing, the God-honoring thin ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published December 3rd 2010 by MindStir Media
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✨ Gramy ✨
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Where is God?

That is the question that is often foremost on many believer's minds during this type of crisis.

This is a Christian based story that incorporates faith along with the awareness of the responsibilities that are part of making vows. This I commend whole-heartedly.

However, I have experienced the emotions of this type of nightmare and don't feel any delight rereading about the pain and strife associated with it, nor do see any appeal in experiencing those emotions in connection with th
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Dinjolina
Usually the heroines in these kind of books are these sappy backless mice that drift trough life.
Strangely, the heroine in this book caught and held my attention. I full out liked her!
Well, Christian books are all about forgiveness. And she was set out to forgive an affair.
I knew what I was getting in to. I knew.
Still, the forgiveness? Don’t make me laugh! Why would anybody forgive this hero?
His explanations are that he ‘has to have both worlds- the loving devoted mother of his children and the
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Paula Wiseman
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this one, but if you like realistic stories about characters struggling with God, about genuine, not perfect, faith, then I think you'll like Contingency.

The story is about the aftermath of adultery, but Bobbi and Chuck work to save their marriage. For them, the outworking of their faith isn't empty Sunday morning platitudes, but a heartfelt relinquishing of the situation to God.

If you've ever struggled to trust God, if you've ever been hurt or betrayed, or if you've ever wounded someo
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Adensanti
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
this book is part 1 of all the 4 books. i read 3 of them, and the first n 3rd book are the most emotional for me. i havent read the 4th though, and i dont think the 2nd is that emotionally hard compare to this book and the 3rd.

i gave it 2 stars. it's not bcoz it's bad. no. as a matter of fact, this was a great book, great story, great character development and all. but.. for a very PERSONAL PRIVATE "POV" reason on my side, i am feeling unsatisfied or unconvinced or emotionally conected in some o
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Lauren Wiseman
This book was incredible! You really care about the characters and it is just so easy to read. It is written quite brilliantly, I must say. All fans of Christian fiction should pick this book up and read, read, read!!!
Amanda
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW... "Contingency" was a powerful book that can be hard to swallow at times but very real in it's portrayal. Wiseman bends your emotions in every direction imaginable. You could feel the hearts of her characters breaking then being pieced back together with the hand of Grace and Mercy. But she stays true to the reality that even when we heal a scar is always left behind.

We see the slow fade that can happen to any of us if we don't guard our hearts and minds and stay close to Christ. Through h
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Sharon Jordan
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, Heartfelt! All things are possible with God! Well written, an easy read. I recommend this book very much!!
Beth
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I experienced every emotion described in this book. Author did excellent job writing this book. I had to lay it down and walk away a few times to pull myself back together as it stirred past feelings.
Regina
Feb 10, 2011 is currently reading it
I have just begun reading but it is awesome thus far and holds my attention from the beginning.
Tim
Feb 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Couldn't put the book down once I started reading it.
Marion
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book was so hard to put down even though it's about the difficult subject of adultery. I've had friends walk this painful road, and this story seemed to capture all the raw emotions so well.

The only reason I didn't give 5 Stars is the book delves more into the sex scenes than I anticipated. I know that seems ignorant to think it could be avoided, but it should've at least had a "explicit scenes" warning since it was part of a Christian Fiction Anthology. This is my first book by Paula
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Laura
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Bobbi Molinsky’s life as she knew it plummeted when a forwarded email from her husband (Chuck’s) account, hinting at a secret rendezvous, lands in her inbox while he is out of town. Upon confronting Chuck with the email, he doesn’t deny anything, claims it would have been better not to have come home, turns around, and leaves, after eighteen years of marriage!

Paula Wiseman, in Contingency, doesn’t hold back on any of the emotions that occur from the fallout due to marital infidelity. It’s raw, e
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Megan
'Contingency' is a fantastic novel! The pages just flew by and before I knew it I had reached the end. The story is about Chuck's infidelity, how his wife, Bobbi, found out about it and how they are trying to mend their family.

I thought the book dealt with the issue of adultery very well. It showed the anguish that the person who was cheated on went through and all the other issues that this one sin caused. It showed how it wasn't just Bobbi and Chuck that were affected by the infidelity, but th
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Laurie
Mar 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! If you are married or divoced and have not read this book then you should put it at the top of your list to read. The characters are very real. Kept me intrigued from page one, could not put it down. The book deals with marriage, adultery, and restoration. Our society accepts divorce, adultery, and non-convenant marriages, the devil is working long and hard to destroy marriages in any way that he can, because he knows that marriage is the one thing that God holds as sacred. Paula does ...more
Jeanie
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Such a great story on marriage. It shows the painful truth of the difficulty of marriage and when trust is lost, what can be done for reconciliation. Reconciliation is key but most painful. I liked the dicipleship shown, the true role of the church and realizing that truth is something that must be pursued. Charles the husband that cheated on his wife, had to come to the truth of why he cheated in the first place. His wife had to come to the realization of not denying what happen but truly forgi ...more
Karla Sonnenberg
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is Christian fiction. I could not put it down, but I'm not sure everyone would enjoy it as much as I did. The story walks the reader through a marriage that is in danger of falling apart due to infidelity. I found the author to share the perspective of both the husband and the wife equally well. It was like you understood both perspectives in some way and you just wanted to tell them each how far they were progressing, yet they each needed to go through the personal journey ...more
Karen
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Kris
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great read! This book grabbed my attention immediately, and I could not put it down. Ms. Wiseman captures a realistic glimpse in the life of a struggling marriage. Told from both perspectives, the reader has an opportunity to witness the transformation of both husband and wife as they develop a deeper trust in the Lord and each other.

I purchased the second book in the series within a couple of chapters, and look forward to more!
Marsha
Jan 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Very realistic story - it got better as I read. I was not too crazy about how indecisive Bobbi was regarding her marriage...it was quite a roller coaster. I also did not think the characters were very well-developed at the beginning of the story. However, I do think it is a blatant wake-up call to how individual choices affect many,many people.
April Phillips
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love this book...planning to re-read soon!
Geraldine
A must read for all married couples...be ready to cry.
Margaret Boehm
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very good story about love and forgivessness and sparks a question of, "Could I forgive that?
LaSonya
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very thought provoking novel. Characters are rich and well developed. Hard to put down. Highly recommended. Moving on to Book 2 in the series.
Jinger
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I chose this as a Kindle freebie and enjoyed it so much I got the other two books in the series.
Sandra
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was truly amazed with this story, and WOW, I couldn't believe that it is Paula Wiseman's first book. This story is compelling, heart-rendering, truly a story that you will not want to put down. You will have so many mixed emotions as you read about Chuck, about Bobbi, Brad, Joel, Phil, Donna, Rita, Gavin, Tracy and all the other characters as they appear. This author has woven a story which will pull at your heart strings, and yet it could be the story of your neighbour, your best friend, a me ...more
Cheryl
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book, had me close to tears when I’m not one who cries when reading books. I don’t think I could have been as forgiving as Bobbi is towards Chad for what he had done to her but because of her relationship with God she learned how to forgive a cheating husband. This is an amazing story of how God loves each of us and how we are redeemed. Chad and Bobbi were in a mediocre marriage and Chad was lured into an affair by a workmate who was very calculating. The story is about how ea ...more
Skydanzer
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Just discovered a favorite new author!

I have just discovered another favorite to add to my "MUST BUY & READ" LIST! Wow! This story so realistic. He prepared to do nothing but read for a few hours once beginning this story. It will leave you anxious to tell all your friends, " go to Amazon and download this book NOW. " You will laugh and you will shed some tears. Read the first book then while searching to buy Book 2 in this series, said what the heck just go ahead and buy the whole seri
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Gretchen Davies
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm not one who would choose the book based on the summary, as the sub-genre isn't my preference, but I got the book as part of a package of Christian Fiction novels and decided to give it a try.

I'm glad I did, and I'm planning on reading book #2 soon.

The storyline is basically this : infidelity. However, it is more than this, and goes into the characters' thoughts and motives, their emotions and more. Intwined is a Christian perspective on marriage and love of God, one that strengthened my own
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Debbie
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bobbi and Chuck's story will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. Pastor Phil and Donna are very special people. The characters in this book are all amazing characters. The author will have you in suspense throughout this whole book. You will feel God working throughout this whole story.
Nerissa
Nov 24, 2017 added it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Unless you are religious, particularly Christian... this is not the book for you. Sooooooo much religious propaganda. I completely respect every ones own beliefs. I am just saying for those of you that are not religious. Not Christian. This is not the book for you!
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After working several years as research chemist, Paula was blessed with the opportunity to stay home with her children and follow the writer’s path. She was published in several Cup of Comfort devotional books and in Life Savors for Women. Contingency: Book One: Covenant of Trust Series, her debut novel, spent time on the Amazon.com Christian Fiction bestsellers list, and was also the #1 Hot New R ...more

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“You know, the Bible says God never puts more on you than you can bear, right? You are carrying as much as you can right now. Whether or not that’s more or less than what I can handle is irrelevant. Suffering is not a contest” 2 likes
“There’s an irresolvable tension that exists between God’s sovereignty and man’s free will. He never forces man to act or prevents him from acting. God is never caught off guard by our choices, and His purposes are always fulfilled in spite of our interference.” 0 likes
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