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June 10, 2014

THE PROOF by Cheryl Colwell

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For 800 Years it Remained in Darkness...Until Now.

The Proof Combines Mystery and Adventure in a Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense Novel Set In Tuscany, Italy

Cheryl Colwell

The Proof
  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Inspired Fiction Books (January 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989237133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989237130

Shrouded in mystery, a precious relic known as Il Testamento, or The Proof, circulated among the early Christians for centuries. Before their deaths, its guardians hid it from their adversaries, leaving only a crude map of its location.

For centuries, it lay in darkness. Until now. Reports of its existence have resurfaced, inciting an ancient rivalry between a ruthless group that seeks to destroy it, and a secret association that lusts for its power.

Summoned to Siena by a grandfather he has never met, Gabriel Dolcini is thrust into a dark maze of danger. And into his divine destiny


 I found THE PROOF to be a very interesting story about the relic,THE PROOF.  I loved the mystery of the map of its location which was left by the guardians of the relic. I found the resurfacing of the relic interesting as the rivalry started all over again.  The one side wanted to destroy it and the other side, a secret association wants the power it can give.  Gabriel Dolcini is into a dark dangerous maze.   This led him into a destiny that he isn't sure of.   I found it rather disturbing, even though I know of it, that Catholics worship ruins and the relics found in them.  Shouldn't God be the one that is worshipped?
 There was so much truth in the corruption that occurs by power.  It doesn't matter what kind of power, financial, politics or  religion.  Power takes over people.  It changes them and sometimes that change is a very dark, ugly person that comes from it.  A person can't be head of a church.  Christ is Head of the Church and only Christ.  It appears to me that we have such a split in the religions,  one is overwhelmed with power and their growth of the thing they  worship.  I'm not usually much on reading books on religion, but I did find this book fascinating and interesting.   The author must have done a good deal of research for this book.  I thought the book would be a "Preachy" book.  I was wrong.  It was more of a lesson.  I thought the Cast of Characters was a good part of the book.  It helped to keep everybody straight in your mind.  If you wanted to, you could go back and see the relationships of the characters.  I would recommend this book to anyone who love historic settings, mystery, suspense and adventure then this book will entice you..  I felt the book's cover added to the intrigue of the book.  It draws you into it.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE PROOF from the author Cheryl Colwell and the publisher through BookCrash for my view of the book.  No other compensation was received.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

Cheryl Colwell
Cheryl Colwell began writing fiction in 2007. True to her tagline, "Stunning Suspense," her characters visit stunning locations while they pursue adventurous quests peppered with mystery, suspense, and romance. Cheryl likes to think of her stories as "cozy" suspense - less thriller and more relational.

Passionate about all things creative, Cheryl finds inspiration in the countryside of Ashland, Oregon - the perfect venue for her interests in writing, gardening, and art.

John, her husband, best friend, and chiropractor, keeps her in shape for gardening and writing long into the night. They are delighted to have four unique and talented children and three grandchildren. A smart and playful English Shepherd makes their empty nest a happy place.

The Proof, published 2014 by Inspired Fiction Books
The Secrets of the Montebellis, published 2013 by Inspired Fiction Books
A story if healing in, "I Believe in Healing" by Cecil Murphey, published 2013 by Regal.

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1 comment:

Cheryl Colwell said...

Thank you for a great review! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Cheryl Colwell, author