BOOK REVIEWS OF 'WHEN LOVE PAYS A VISIT'
How many of us believe in true love? Do we believe our soul mate is out there somewhere and fate has a role to play when it comes to relationships working out? On the other hand, is there someone who believes that love is just a chemical reaction resulting from the hormones doing their work in our body? In the book ‘When Love Pays A Visit’ the author explores these questions through the different characters in the story. This is a work of fiction, however, the dilemma at its core is dealt with in a way that leaves the reader with some questions of their own.
The story begins with an old man witnessing a lover’s spat between a young couple and asking them to listen to a story he has to offer. The story was about Adam James, a psychology lecturer at Stanford University. Adam does not believe in true love and is always ready to debate anyone on this topic using logical reasoning. Having witnessed his parents getting divorced, Adam also has his unique views on marriage and how it does not work in the long run. People around Adam try their best to make him understand that it is not as black and white as it appears, but the practical and stubborn Adam is difficult to convince. The tables do begin to turn when he meets his match in Laska Amor. Laska is visiting the University for a short while and uses Adam’s sharp logic to spin the narrative the other way round.
The book does not revolve around these two characters alone. Everyone around Adam, involving his colleagues and students at the University to the Barista he visits regularly, has a story of their own. Their experiences provide the reader with two viewpoints, with material to fill out the columns marked ‘For’ and ‘Against.’ This approach of taking different narratives and using them to answer a central question is interesting and works in favour of the book. Pick this up to see if Adam stands his ground or if his belief is questioned, and he starts to see a different picture.
At the onset of reading the title, I came to the conclusion that this will be an ordinary love story.
But as they say, don’t judge a book by its cover…
When love pays a visit, is so much more than just a book of love. It’s filled with raw emotions, truths, and different perspectives of the world’s view of love. The dynamic of this book and how the writer illustrates this story allows you to feel the frustration, curiosity, and joy portrayed in each character. It shows you how lust, anger, disbelief, and hurt distort the truth of what love actually is.
What I personally loved about this book, is how different individuals who share a unique perspective of love are integrated so beautifully into one story and the lives of each character intertwined and coexist, regardless of their beliefs.
It shows us that while some thrive in finding love in the most simplistic ways, others may choose to allow their past experience to control their present and future, while others find unknown courage, and some have to take a few steps back in order to move forward in life.
A pivotal point of thought for me as I read this book, was the relationship between Joey and Emma. It almost seems like a perfect love story.
Where love and hope is found in areas you least expect, how unknowingly your kindness towards an individual can change their lives in ways never imagined. It reminds me of God’s love, would earthly love ever compare to God’s love – never, yet this illustration showed something more beautiful. If kindness and love here on earth can impact and change a life so drastically, imagine allowing one’s self to be loved by a God whose love is endless, a love that can consume you in ways never experienced, a love that will never cause to fail nor will it ever hurt you. There are endless possibilities of how life can change in the most drastic way if we just accept the love of God and the love from God and live from that place of safety.
Even as each individual reads this book, I’m certain that it will draw attention to areas of your life that requires love or it will fuel a desire within you to show love to those around you. Each to his or her own thoughts, just as I am with mine. This book has the creative ability to change, teach and draw attention to what’s most important in life. If love could change Adam, there’s a good chance godly love can change anyone’s mind.
Just completed ‘When love pays a visit’. It has a wonderful story line. I have recommended this book to many as it is an excellent read.
Kristian is a talented writer who captures his readers attention from the very beginning and engages them with a well written story.
I especially love the quote “Sometimes, when you’re with the right person, it doesn’t become a question. It becomes knowledge. You just know…” I felt that.
Well done, Kristian M. Marion! A truly amazing book.
A must read for all who are in love, those who do not believe in love and also for those who are still looking for love.
If people only realize that, “Love is caring for someone no matter what. It’s choosing to stay even when it isn’t convenient.” this world would be a much better place to live in and people would be much happier and relationships would improve.
I enjoyed the book thoroughly. Highly recommended.
WHEN LOVE PAYS A VISIT
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE...
One day, when I’m married, I’ll probably write a sequel with a different view on the subject, I’m sure it will rock the core of all romance that there ever was…