Escaping Rapture Of Devotion by Eloise MacKinnon


Escaping Rapture Of Devotion is this riveting fictional romance tale capturing the life of Ella Epstein, whose life with her “Boy-Friend Rules” has become like the Argentina Tango; unveiling all its twist and turns to escape the rapture in a romance that takes her by storm.

From The Author: This is my first novel, but as an avid reader, I was inspired by so many wonderful Authors. It would take more word to say thank you by name to all of them than I have space here to write. However, my favorite genre has always been romance in which it appears to view the beautiful woman as the one who always gets her Prince Charming. At least in most of the romance books which I have read.

So, I wrote my book with a message in mind for all of “us” fuller ladies who believe they’re less desirable to a man because of a few extra love handles. Or the beautiful woman who was wondering why not me? I truly believe God created someone for everyone. So, when your “Knight In Shining Armor” does come along; as with Ella’s in this novel, he’ll see the beauty in you which no one else could see; other than our precious God, Mother or Father. 

We have all heard this phrase, “The attitude of the most beautiful person can make them ugly!” So, with that said, never think of yourself as less than beautiful because women, we’re all beautiful in God’s eyes as long as we possess the right attitude!! Also, this was something I was raised to believe by my Mother.

My Mother always said that the beauty of a woman is in the eyes of their beholder, and not sometimes visible to the eyes or on the surface! That visual beauty of a woman is not always measured in her outer appearances such as facial features, skin tone, or size. Rather in the outer attitude of her heart and soul.

Remember, if the man you’ve chosen does not see you that way then perhaps, he is not your God chosen “Knight In Shining Armor” because, with Ella, Aaron was hers. He only saw her beauty inside and out.

From The Inside Flap: This Book is dedicated, first and foremost, to God. The Author and Finisher of it! And, my Mother, Trannie Rae Epps!

Secondly, I dedicate it to all of my loved ones; daughters, grandchildren, and sister, who went through the storm with me on the writing and editing of this novel.

Thank You, and I Love You All!!!

From The Back Cover: Escaping Rapture Of Devotion is this riveting fictional romance tale capturing the life of Ella Epstein, whose life with her “Boy-Friend Rules” has become like the Argentina Tango; unveiling all its twist and turns to escape the rapture in a romance that takes her by storm.

Ella; a small-town Woonsocket girl, who’s heart has had its full with men, and all those little burning emotions called love. A man was really the last thing on Ella’s heart today or any day until she sights this vision of a Knight In Shining Armor, who casts his image over her blanket at the Newport Jazz Festival.  Ella is in love at first glimpse upon seeing all of this heavenly creature’s glory in the flesh. Until Ella lay eyes on Gordon McNeil, she has only seen love in a romance novel or movie. However, now she’s living the fairytale romance herself similar to all the ones she has ever witnessed in the flash of an eye. Only thing, Ella’s new-found love, she finds hard to deal with. Ella’s spinning out of control; she’s in a state of frenzy, doing all sorts of things in the name of love!

Never in her wildest dreams would Ella ever imagine going home so happy. Ella has, what her friend would call, the brass ring on the merry-go-round of life from the Newport Jazz Festival. Her eyes and heart are in love at first image with this stranger who set her world aflame. Ella’s never known any man who made her thirst for him so greedily, the way this man does without a touch or words. Until the night intrusion of its phone number fiasco, which tears Ella’s heart apart from him too soon; while this evening was still young for them both. After several weeks of agonizing over her loss of Aaron, a little trusty work of one PI and two trusted friends helps Ella reunite with Aaron in a flaming bond of love; even stronger than before! Ella knew all her prayers had been answered through her love and faith in a trusting God!

Review by MS: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A romantic story based in faith. A sweet story of a strong African American woman who is grounded in faith. Meeting a righteous man, who also shared her deep love for God, was not in her plan… until she did. This is a story of how a woman overcomes a critical error, with the help of her two besties, to try to track down the man who she fears she will never see again.

Review by Georgene: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. What a great love story. What a great love story, I couldn’t put this book down once I got started, I had to know what was going to happen between Ella and Aaron until book was done. A great Christian read beautifully told by the author looking forward to the next stories.

Review by Amazon Customer: 4.0 out of 5 Stars. Four Stars. Good Read.

Review by Bruce W. Parker: 4.0 out of 5 Stars. Love is a powerful drug. I am a male reader. I consider this book to be largely for the female reader. However, the book provides male readers an opportunity to peer into the mindset of the female who hopelessly falls in love with total stranger and weaves her web in a short time to get this man who has in turn fallen heads over heels in love with her to totally commit to her before giving up her virginity. I guess anything can happen.

The book flows well and uses a lot of imagery. The characters seem upscale in most instances but then average people in others.

Haven’t read a book in ions but this one held my attention until the end. Gave it a high rating. I am familiar with the author.

Review by Rays: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A must read. Just finished this sensational new romance novel titled “Escaping The Rapture Of Devotion” Beautifully written and well researched! It’s a Cinderella like fairytale displaying a faith driven essential love capade… Through all the trials and tribulations facing these two emotionally scarred people, unwavering faith reveals the meaning to their madness… defeating the rapture of devotion. In my opinion, this book hits a home run by being emotionally satisfying with an optimistic ending. Bring on the sequel. Well done!!

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Product Details:
Paperback: ‎184 Pages
Publisher: ‎AuthorHouse (August 26, 2017)
Language: ‎English
Inspiration & Spirituality
Contemporary Romance
Contemporary Christian Romance
Romance (General)

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About The Author: Eloise Epps MacKinnon, Author and Motivational Speaker, and a Servant of God. She advocates for God’s people to know Him in all these roles. As a child, Eloise was taught it is never too early for someone to learn their God-given brand in society. A life brand in which God gave his only Son for us to achieve without a cost; the choice and power to be uniquely you. So, stand up and be proud of who you are, regardless of what others think! You are beautiful as you are because you were made in the image of The Perfect One Himself, God.

Eloise’s novels: A Twisted Shade Of Green Trilogy (Portrayal Of Lust and Revenge, Lies and Secrets, and Betrayal) and Escaping Rapture Of Devotion were written with a message for everyone who feels like the right one will never come along. Well, they might already have! We often look at the glamourous outside package and miss what God intends for us to see the person’s heart, like when Glen Monroe saw Kali Mathias’ heart. It was love at first sight! Perhaps your life may or may not parallel the characters in the books or the fairy tale happy ever after. Maybe it might represent the slippery slope of tested faith of the character’s life endured to attain the faithful ending of true love.

Message From Author: The love shared and received along God’s journey is truly a blessing from Him!

My novels are dedicated, first and foremost, to God. He is The Author and Finisher of it! And, my beloved Mother, Trannie Rae Epps, who raised us to know and believe that anything is possible through God!

Secondly, to all my loved ones, whose beautiful souls went through the storm with me during the entire steps of writing, editing, and publishing this novel. Many thanks for your ears and eyes. But most of all, your hearts, my beautiful daughters, son, grandchildren, and sister.

And last, but certainly not least, all my readers, who make my journey as an author possible. Because of you, I’m able to get the Word of God heard through my writings.

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