Top positive review
Redemption Does Not Come Without Sacrifice
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2018
"What I was feeling was scary as hell, but it was also the good kind of pressure. The kind that told me I’d do anything to keep her and our child safe. Coat my hands in blood if necessary, and I had. More than once, and I carried very little regret for doing so.
Love outweighed regret."
“I know you have done bad stuff, but that isn’t the sum of who you are.” My heart was cracking for him. “You are making amends. You have made amends. You’re not a bad person, and I know, without a doubt, that our child will never be ashamed of who his father is.”
“I want that to be true. I need that to be true.”
“There’s only one option, then. We’ll make that true.”
It’s been hard for me to put into words the gamut of emotions that “The Prophecy” caused me to experience. As much as I love to read, I can count on one hand the number of books that have elicited a deeply emotional response. And I tell you now that this book has joined those elite ranks. There is a section in this novel where I had tears spilling down my cheeks and a huge lump in my throat. The pain and loss was so real to me in that moment, and I think that is a mark of a truly great author, to make a reader care so much for a character’s journey.
There are many ups and downs in this book, this series, and what really hit home for me was the realization that redemption does not come without sacrifice. But sacrifice can pave the way to a bright future, though the cost still lingers.
I’ve said it before, and it’s worth saying again: JLA has made me love a character that I once hated. Seth and Josie’s story has now come to its conclusion, but it's also a beginning. To quote a favorite movie, “There are no happy endings, because nothing ends.” Thank you, JLA, for this great series.