K. Dawn Byrd's "Amazing Love"

Amazing Love is a contemporary version of the Hosea and Gomer story from the Bible.

Gabe Knight, a pastor in a small coastal town, finds his life is turned upside down when Dee Dillow arrives and hires him to remodel an estate she's inherited from her aunt. Dee dashes his plans for wedded bless when on a drunken binge, she divulges that she's the highest paid call girl in Nevada and part-owner of the ritziest brothel in the state.

Gabe falls in love with her, but can't believe he's hearing the voice of God when a still, small voice tells him to marry her. After much questioning, they marry and he is deliriously happy. Until, Dee betrays him.

Gabe soon discovers just how hard it is to have the unconditional love God calls him to have for his wife, the kind of love God has for his children. When faced with losing her, Gabe realizes what true love is, how much it hurts, and just how much God loves and is willing to sacrifice for his children.


  1. The story of Hosea and Gomer has always fascinated me. What an unusual request for God to make. But the lesson in that for us is so obvious -- and so hard.

    Gayle / S.C.Mema

  2. Thank you for the chance to win Amazing Grace.

  3. Amazing Love sounds great, would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Ten years ago I read the Bible for the first time. I was hating God and not wanting any relationship with Him. Some stories infuriated me, others intrigued me. One that touched my heart was Hosea and Gomer. To have that kind of love, to be willing to accept someone back time after time, even paying for them to come back is a love beyond conceiving. I'm looking forward to reading your story.

    HM at HVC dot RR dot Com

  5. I have been trying to win a copy of Amazing Love since your first post about it and I even entered the Goodreads giveaway. I love the story of Hosea and Gomer and I would love to read your book. rdunson(at)knology(dot)net

  6. Thanks for all the comments! Amazing Love is one of my favorite stories. However, Something Beautiful , which will release next month is running a close race with it when it comes to my favorites.

  7. I always enjoy stories featuring a Pastor.


  8. Sometimes it is hard to have the unconditional love, but it was worth it for me!
    I would love to read Amazing Love!

  9. Both stories sound great! I love realistic stories that deal with the tough issues of life. And YA is the genre I write so I'd be thrilled with either offer!


  10. thanks for the chance to win

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. Here is another book that sounds like it will make a excellent read. Thanks for the opportunity!



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