Gabriel Walker had the perfect life: a loving wife and a baby on the way until a seemingly random crime left him stranded between life and death. Caught up in a battle between good and evil, Gabe discovers he has been chosen to join a centuries-old secret brotherhood. The question is, why was he chosen, and will he survive long enough to find out?...
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The Beloved Reviews
I won this book from the Goodreads Giveaway for my honest review. Thank you, P.A. Minyard!The thought of this book excited me and I had much anticipation when I first opened it. I was a bit disappointed with the first two chapters, but after that I loved it. It picked up really quickly, but not to quickly that you're swept away and left confused and annoyed. It needed some work with the punctuation and some sentence structure, but it was good nonetheless.It did get confusing a little, though, when there were so many characters introduced very close together. My head was spinning with all the new names and positions they were in, but after a while it made sense. I think it should have been more gradual, though.Another thing that confused me is why the angels have guardians. Angels don't have guardians, angels are guardians.I really liked how there was romance, but it didn't overpower the book. It wasn't only about the romance, but it was a big factor. It was a really nice balance.All in all, this was an okay book. It could have been a lot better, but it was still good.
The beloved is not your typical book. To me it's written more like a movie. It is as if I'm watching scenes in my head, instead of just reading a book. She has a way of bringing characters to life and you feel like your standing right there beside them. I think Minyard is wildly talentled and is introducing a new type of writing, not oridinarily seen. The story follows two main characters Gabriel and Michel, although from different times and places, both end up becoming "The beloved". Although I don't want to give to much away, their new lives as The Beloved lead them on a journey of a life time. A journey frought with good and evil, love and betrail, honor and sacrifice and true love. This is a deeply moving book and I would recommend it to everyone!!
Autographed Book Giveaway & Review: As a book reviewer, I get a lot of review requests. A lot more authors are self publishing these days for a number of reasons. As with novels from publishers, I’m always searching for independent gems I can share with you. I believe The Beloved by P.A. Minyard is one of those gems. This is a romantic story with a unique concept I think you’re going to love. There are strong spiritual and paranormal aspects to it. What makes it even better is that she’s provided us with an autographed copy for one lucky reader to win! Read the rest of my review & enter our giveaway at http://popcornreads.com/?p=2994
WOW... this book really makes you think.. From the minute that I read the first chapter I was hookedThe author knows how to describe each character in a way that you really care about them, and what happens. I have to say that i wanted to skip ahead to see if the ending was what I wanted it to be, but I would have missed the whole point of the story.There are a few twists and turns, but if you are really paying attention, you will "get it"In the end, you are left with feeling, "nothing is really as it seems"I will read it again.....Kathy Hastings
I enjoyed this book. The first chapter or so describing Gabe and Sarah's relationship seemed a little forced to me and was a little hard to get through, but then the book took off. I couldn't put it down. I wanted to see how the stories of Michel and Gabe were related. The author eventually tied everything together neatly. While thought provoking and maybe a little disturbing at times, I finished the book with a good feeling.
originally appeared on:Bookshelf ConfessionsAt first, I’m not so interested with this book, the cover is wonderful but I thought it’s boring , well, I mean so religious , what with the rosary and ring..(sorry!).. but that’s my mistake when I started reading this book, it was thrilling and interesting! The storyline is unique ( yep, I haven’t heard anyone like this).. and of course the characters are well-selected and unique in their own way.As I’m sure like any reader would say, I felt the characters… especially Gabriel when he made his ultimate decision, when one part of you wanted it for yourself and another for others.The alternating stories of the past and present are well-written, coming up on the right time. Both stories Gabriel and Michael are identical and inspiring. And what happened to both of their lives are just proofs that God meant His children to be well. Actually, I didn’t expect Michael’s life to end that way..I though he’s gonna oopss…:)At the very end, I was a little bit lost as to what the war was for…although I understand how it ended….maybe for power? Dominance?The book left me asking myself that if ever that happens to me, would I let God used me? Would I become His beloved?... If you think of it it’s actually hard you know….Every aspect of the society or family was also talked about… family, father and child, a child toward others, brothers, friends and others..So for everyone who wants a good story truly inspired by God.. grab this one now!
The first thing I noticed is that The Beloved is sort of a "romance genre" book, which is not really my cup o' tea. But a few pages later, I got pulled in. I found this to be a most interesting and unusual book. Yes, it was kind of romantic. But also, kind of spooky. Even more so, it was quite spiritual. I must say, I've never read anything quite like it, and found it a very interesting read.I recommend The Beloved to anyone who wants something quite unique and original, and can deal with a little romance. Thanks, P.A., for the thought provocation!
Minyard has constructed something quite unique and unexpected with "The Beloved". There are several elements which appear in the novel: suspense, romance, historical fiction, realism...it encompasses just about everything, and for that reason, I think it would appeal to a wide range of readers. The characters are ones which we can relate to and you can't help but to feel emotional for and towards them. Very clever and well-wriiten!
Totally enjoyed. Love the device of the parallel stories and each chapter switching back and forth. The relationship between the main characters just felt spot on - real! It was a quick read and I'm reading to dive in to #2.Highly recommend.