One Thing I Know is the latest novel by Kara Isaac and is the first of a new series. As expected, I found it to be very well written and a thought-provoking read. It is somewhat different from her previous novels but that is not a bad thing. It is a novel about desperate people and how they attempt to solve their problems on their own without the Lord in their life. They are people who believe they are undeserving of happiness because of guilt that they carry without the Lord to lighten the burden. It is also a story about the power of forgiveness and truth.
There will be Christian readers who will probably not like this book because the characters do not have a salvation experience by the conclusion and they have a right to their opinion. Nevertheless in my opinion, I could clearly see the Holy Spirit at work in their lives leading them to do the right thing when it would have been easier and less risky to continue their deception and unforgiveness. In my eyes, that is so true-to-life. It takes a long time for some people to make a decision to follow Christ. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series to find out how everything turns out for the characters.
One Thing I Know was exactly the kind of book I love to read with realistic characters who mature and change as the story progresses. The idea behind the story was genius and I loved how the plot played out with unexpected twists. I also loved that it included a very nasty character who offered the world with strings attached, the perfect portrayal of our enemy.
I would encourage readers to put aside their preconceived ideas and read this book as the first step in the spiritual journey of Rachel and Lucas. I believe you will agree with me that they are both different people at the end than they were at the beginning. I loved the story and would hate for others to miss out on it.
I voluntarily reviewed a digital copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
She has the whole world fooled. But the one man who just may see through her holds not only the key to her success, but also her heart…
Rachel Somers is America’s #1 relationship coach—America just doesn’t know it. Rachel writes the books, but her Aunt Donna plays the face of the operation. Living in fear of their secret being exposed, Rachel has no choice but to keep up the charade or lose the big money required to care for her father. With the deadline for their next book closing in, Rachel finds herself out of inspiration and running out of time. The last thing she needs is her aunt and publicist concocting a harebrained scheme to join forces with some radio star in the hope it will help deliver the elusive next book idea.
Lucas Grant is a star of late night radio—though it’s come with an unexpected price of hordes of women who keep calling his sports show to ask him for relationship advice. They make his ratings look great, but they also mean he has to waste hours talking to people like Dr. Donna Somerville about feelings instead of his first love: football. When a big-time producer calls, it looks like his hard work is about to pay off. But the offer comes with a catch—the producer is convinced Dr. Donna is not what she seems and he wants Lucas to discover her secret. To do that, he needs to win over her tight-lipped assistant who holds the key to his success and—he begins to suspect—his heart. Can love find a way through the lies that force them apart?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kara Isaac is the RITA® Award-winning writer of five novels. She lives in New Zealand (yes, it’s really as beautiful as it looks in the movies!) where she spends her time chasing three small people, writing horribly bad first drafts, and wishing you could get Double Stuf Oreos in the South Pacific. Find out more at KaraIsaac.com.