Wounded: A Love Story

by Claudia Mair Burney


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Date Reviewed:  Dec 31, 2011

Gina Merritt is a down and out single mother who attends Vineyard Catholic Church, and has a whole list of medical and psychological ills attached to her persona.  In fact, the congregation at Vineyard has dubbed her as being insane.  On Ash Wednesday during services, she experiences something so divinely spiritual and hard to explain, that everyone feels she has stepped off the deep end.  The only person to believe in her is a down on his luck journalist turned junkie.  Anthony Priest reaches out to touch Gina during her experience and his life is literally changed in that instance. As Gina tries to escape whatever happened to her and the church, Priest follows her and the two set off on a path of discovery, revelations and love.

WOUNDED: A Love Story is a very poignant tale of faith, holiness, love, forgiveness and sacrifice through the life of one, who through the natural eye, has very little to offer.  Gina's story captures you from the moment she encounters God, and constantly has you asking what He must have felt as He was wounded for our sins on the Cross.  Gina and Priest show gallantly how a wounded soul can be restored.  Claudia Mair Burney takes Gina's story of being stigmatic in the Catholic church and ushers each of us through varying emotions and a multitude of believable characters, and delivers a stunning love story which begs for more.

Reviewed by Brenda M. Lisbon
of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers

Brenda M. Lisbon is an avid reader and a big supporter of school-sponsored reading activities for children in her community. She and her son reside in Bishopville, SC.


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