Book Review: Giver of Wonders by Roseanna M. White


Title:  Giver of Wonders
Series: A Visibullis Story
Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher:  WhiteFire Publishing
Release Date:  November 1, 2016




A miracle once saved her life ~ will another give her a future?

Cyprus was little more than a child when a fall left her paralyzed…and when the boy known as the wonder-worker healed her. Ever since, she has wondered why the Lord spared her, what he has in store for her. But her pagan father thinks she was spared solely so she could be introduced to the wealthy wonder-worker, Nikolaos.

Nikolaos has never questioned that his call in life is to dedicate himself to the church and to God. Never, that is, until he and his cousin Petros meet the compelling Cyprus Visibullis. For years he struggles with the feelings she inspires…and with the sure knowledge that Petros loves her too.

Petros knows he will never be good enough for Cyprus’s father to consider him as a match for his favorite daughter–not as long as Nikolaos is there. But when tragedy strikes the Visibullis family, he will do anything to save his beloved. Unfortunately, his beloved is determined to do anything to save her sisters–even at the cost of herself.

As the festival of lights bathes their Greek city in beauty, Cyprus, Petros, and Nikolaos celebrate the miracle of their Savior’s birth together one last time. And in remembrance of their Lord’s greatest gift, one of them will make the ultimate sacrifice for the others…and a centuries-long tradition will be born. 


What a story! A story of the season and a story that's sure to spark some holiday cheer for you. Giver of Wonders by Roseanna M. White is fictional, but based on lots of research, and one can feel and see the scenes come alive!  Cyrus, Petros and Nikolaos are characters you will fall in love with.  As financial ruin hits, can one family's pride succumb to their destiny? Or will humility and faith of the one true God carve a path?  There's turmoil throughout the story, but I find the heart of the story, as well as the heart of our characters, and ultimately what our hearts grasp from the story is the true meaning of Christmas. Our faith and our love - sacrificial love of and for others, as well as love that emanates the true sacrificial love of our Lord. 

"Everything he does, he does from a heart full of faith. He simply....believes." (189)

In all, a story of faith and love, and the start of a Christmas tradition that lasts through the ages. Even when the meaning of said tradition have waver at times, stories as Giver of Wonders brings forth the light and reminds us the Gift and the Giver. 


Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia. 

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10 comments:

  1. This book sounds wonderful, thank you for the review!

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    1. It's good! I think you'll enjoy it. I love Roseanna's Ladies of the Manor series too!

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  2. Live Roseanna. Can't wait to read this.

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    1. I know what you mean!! She is so talented! Love her books and her graphics!

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  3. I love her Ladies of the Manor series. I will be adding this one to my TBR list!

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  4. Annie, thank you for the beautiful review!

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