Before healing can begin for Kelli and Heather, they need to believe they are worth cherishing.
Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her even while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared as high-school students would grow into marriage. But choices that still...more
Cherished is an easy read and what I liked most about the story line is that despite being a romance book with a Christian theme, the characters are all fully human and flawed, and have had to go through tough situations that they got themselves into because of poor choices that they've made, because of a deliberate decision to sin. The story also ...more
Kelli and Heather both have their share of guilt, shame, and regrets for choices that they made. For Kelli it's the choice she made when she was a teenager. For Heather the decision she made to ...more
Forgiveness, sometimes so hard to do, but always the right thing. Mistakes made in the past, you think you can move on past the pain but you can't till forgiveness takes place. I was with the people here every step of the way wishing I had friends and family like that. Seeking and following God's will is what it's all about. I am so glad I found this author. I will be following her from now on. OUTSTANDING! Highly recommend, don't miss this!
This is a book as books were made to be written! A beautiful story, redemption, entertainment, and uplifting. Powerfully written. I loved the characters and the interactions they had. This left me inspired to do more praying and worship. This is a story for those who needs a second chance. I highly recommend!
I have a lot of thoughts about this book. Mostly good. First of all, it made me cry a few times. Yeah, like the tears rolling down your cheeks kind. I get a bit misty eyed sometimes when I read, but not usually real tears. I have never suffered like Kelli had, but there was just something about her grief and healing that was very inspirational. I loved how the characters all focused so much on prayer and seeking God's will for their l ...more
In the book, Cherished by Kim Cash Tate, we find ourselves in the second book of the Women of Faith series. The three characters who ...more
Then she moves to St. Louis after college in hopes of finding employment and to spend some time with her two brothers and their wives. Her brothers have joined an amazing ministry at Living Word Community Church and she decided to join them at church. Kelli starts opening her hear ...more
This is a story about a group of friends and family members who were active in a large church in St. Louis. Kelli has recently returned home to St. Louis after living in Texas for several years. She dreamed of being a Christian singer and songwriter when she was in high school. How ...more
Heather has a habit of making the wrong choices when it comes to the opposite sex, and she's not feeling too good about herself. Will she ever accept the fact that no matter what she has done God loves her?
Brian is studying towards a PhD at Washington U, and he' ...more
That is the question that two women ask in this book. Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. She dreamed about Brian, that they would have a forever love. But choices she regrets dashed her dreams, and upended her hope. But when her dreams come around again, she's forced to face her past, before she can live her future.
Heather Anderson's life is a mess. First she has an affair with a married man, then a one-night st ...more
There were several things I ...more
The two main characters, Kelli and Heather, are both trapped by sin in their life, believing that they have messed up so bad that God won't forgive them or use them for His purposes. When Kelli moves back home to be near her family, she finds that confessing her sin is the first step to bringing healing. When Kelli's sister-in-law decides to disciple h ...more
Throw in bereavement, ...more
Kelli is a young woman who dreamed of a career in Christian music... until she made a decision that she is sure God could never forgive. Now trying to find fulfilment in other areas, her life seems to be on a slow ride to nowhere. When her outspoken sister-in-law discovers so ...more
While the summary mentions Kelli and Heather, the story seems to be more about Kelli – and Brian ...more
Cherished is about the fact that God loves us, and cherishes us, even when we don't always do the right thing. Kelli is not sure what she wants out of life, but the last thing she wants is to ha ...more
Author: Kim Cash Tate
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction
Kelli London grew up in St. Louis, and her dreams of becoming a songwriter took her to college in Texas where she majored in everything except music. Now, she’s home in St. Louis to attend her brother’s wedding, and her family is trying to talk her into moving back. Kelli wants to stay in Texas, but she allows her family to convince her.
Heather Anderson had an aff ...more
During the course of our lives, we've all made decisions we deeply regret. Some of those choices carry heavy consequences as we stagger along under the burdens of guilt, shame and regret, even self-loathing.
Can we be released from these burdens? Is there any redemption possible for us? Any way we can be restored at all?
Kim Cash Tate says "Yes!" between the pages of this powerfu ...more
Heather Anderson - she had an affair with a married man and now with a drummer for a christian band - only to find out that he has a girlfriend (soon to be fiance) and that she is just a fling...she feels like a tramp and wonders if she can ever be truly remade and cherished.
I really liked 'Cherished'. The story was great a ...more
Kelli was hurt by her by longtime bf years ago. She dreamed of being a songwriter. When she moves back in with her fa ...more
Kim Cash Tate
Despite our past sins, our past choices, we are loved by God and cherished as a child of His. Kelli has run from her past, from a potential career as a song writer because she felt God wouldn’t have anything good for her after having an abortion. She returns 7 years later to her hometown to stay with her brother and his wife. Suckered into going to a conference for Christian Music writers, Kelli feels a renewed relationship with God. She runs into her old boyfriend Brian, w ...more
Review date: 10 August 2011
‘Cherished’ is the second book by Kim Cash Tate that I’ve read. I had the privilege to review the ARC of her previous work, ‘Faithful’, and I thought her work was really inspiring and brought me closer to God.
I was hoping to read her work again, and I was really pleased when I saw her latest book, ‘Cherished’ is up for review.
I didn’t quite know what to expect from her latest work, but I have to say ...more
I liked this book, but I sit on the fence because the tone of the story was not subtle. In the same token, the characters were captivating ...more