Author M.Ann Ricks
Genre Christian Suspense Romance
Are the sins of the father and mother visited upon their sons and daughters?
Undoubtedly damaged, Honey Lamb, like many, is a descendant of an unfortunate legacy of molestation, addiction, murder and bad decisions. For as long as she could remember, she believed the unhappiness she experienced was somehow bequeathed to her. The blood that surged through her veins seemed to be tainted and she often wondered about the DNA she possessed. Experiencing more than her share of misery at the hands of her mother, an alcoholic; the source of all her woes, Honey believed she’d overcome her seemingly checkered path all by herself when she met and married, Mason; a man she loves beyond her own understanding. Unfortunately, unsettling memories emerge to crack the veneer of her seemingly happy existence. Feeling unable to escape what she believed to be her destiny, Honey makes a decision that may have ruined her life. Not realizing God places people in our lives for His purpose, she reluctantly embarks upon a journey that will open her heart to a divine inheritance. Will she accept what God has already given to her or will she shun the invitation of salvation and allow her familial carnal legacy to continue to the next generation? Will she come to understand that Jesus’ blood redeemed us from a self-defeating existence because He became the sinful inheritance for us while at the same time eradicating it forever, giving us a spiritual blood transfusion that would change us all?
About the Author
M. Ann Ricks, (Melissa Ann), is a Christian Fiction novelist residing in Bear, Delaware with her excellent husband and two awesome sons. She is a graduate of Rider University and formerly a national accounts insurance executive.
Using Jesus Christ as her example, as He shared many parables, she creates stories with fictional characters that contend with real life issues and inserts the Word of God to communicate the genuine and unfailing love of God while making it abundantly clear that Jesus is the ONLY answer. M. Ann is determined to tell the world how wonderfully awesome Jesus Christ is and can be in our lives if we just allow Him to be. She is honored to be used by God to spread His message with the stories she creates with the leading of the Holy Spirit, knowing that He will provide her with stories and the words that will lift up the name of Jesus as He promised that if He is lifted up, He will draw all men to Him.
M. Ann is also what one may consider a motivational/inspirational speaker but she prefers the term, “Godspirational” as one may only be truly inspired, transformed and receive true revelation when hearing the uncompromised word of God. M. Ann also continues to utilize her group insurance knowledge as a Benefits and Network Consultant. Lastly, M. Ann is a Group Fitness instructor as she is determined to keep her natural “temple” fit and ready for the Master’s use!
M. Ann is the author of Awesome Wonder: The Gift of Remembrance ,The Son. the much acclaimed, third novel, THE BLOOD DONE SIGNED MY NAME.
PROLOGUENorthern Italy, 1918He hadn’t washed in weeks. The countryside was crawling with “Kraut” and all he could do was think about the full lips that said his name with uninhibited desire. She made him feel invincible and he needed to believe he was. He would have done anything to have and to keep her.Those eyes…She moved over him like a cunning feline. Under her spell, he promised he would keep her brother Tanner quiet about everything. He had no idea how he was going to silence the man who had become his friend, but he wasn't going to let anyone ruin their plans. As he walked back to camp after visiting a makeshift latrine, his thoughts took him back to their night together. Intoxicated by cheap wine, he’d agreed to the pact. She was beautiful, strong, and most of all, determined. He wanted to believe that they would have a good life once this useless war was over.After settling into the muddy trench, he saw something almost imperceptibly move. Italy could have been a beautiful place if it wasn't for this God forsaken war, he thought, rubbing his eyes. He was unbelievably fatigued; so much so that foliage seemed to be moving by itself. He closed his eyes and opened them again to focus. Was there someone or something out there? He couldn't wait until he was back in the U. S. of A. More importantly, he couldn't wait to be with her. He could still smell her. She was a vision… a sweet temptress.
Author Website: http://www.mannricks.net/default.html
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My 5 Star Review
Generational curses healed and redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb. The main topic of this book wonderfully explained for every reader to understand. The effects of disobedience on people when they do not obey the Word of God in a given situation.
Beautifully and Inspirational written book to learn about faith and God's undying love for every person who calls on His Name.
Taken back to WW1 we learn about Honey and the sins that visited her family because of the desire to have a better life. Secrets that kept them in lies as they try to live. Destroying futures until the message of Salvation and Redemption has been heard, accepted and believed.
We are introduced to Honey Lamb a young woman who believed a lie and paid a price for that lie. Separated from her husband Mason they had to come to terms with the effects on the lie facing their own demons, surrender to the unfailing love of the Cross to get together as a couple once again.
Many secrets had to be revealed in order for Honey to truly understand and make the right decision that would effect her husband, family and marriage.
With a support system of people encouraging her to take the correct steps, helping her to stand when facing with the fears and demons of the past.
I really admired the older woman Ms. Sadie who as a strong believer helped her, encourage her and interceded with her when she faced her trails. Helping her to stand and be strong.
Honey grew from a self conscious woman to a strong woman that faced her life and the decisions she made giving it over to the One who could heal her, bless her and give her a future she never thought possible.
Every character roll was well defined, strong as each played his/her part to help Honey in her darkest hour. Laying down all the guilt and shame to stand up strong learning the truth of the words
"It is Finished"
Insightful, Inspiring and heart warming making this a delightful book to read.