Everyone in new release, HEART'S A MESS, is hiding a secret. Author, Liz Ashlee, weaves a compelling tale of two people who have hidden agendas but when they meet, they are unwilling to trust in the other so they keep their secrets. As we know all too well, secrets ALWAYS come back to bite you in the backside. And once the trust is broken, can you find a way to repair the relationship?
Sometimes our hearts break…
When John Smith’s father was dying, his family knew there was nothing to do, but they tried anyway. Paying more money than they had, they took John’s father and the last of their hope to Ezra Abel for a healing.
And we fight to keep it beating…
But Ezra’s faith healing is only a trick—a way to fool families out of their money. Worst of all, he humiliates these families when they’re at their lowest. After his father dies, John devotes his life to revealing Ezra for the evil person he is. And when Kinley walks into his life, he’s much closer to accomplishing his goal.
But all you can do is hold it in your hands.
Kinley Abel is Ezra’s weapon, milking families of their hard-earned cash. She doesn’t want to do her father’s bidding, but she has to. Except the more she falls for John, the more she questions her role in the church, leading her down a dangerous path which could break her heart.
Sometimes you fall in love with lies.
Bea’s voice removes me from the past. Thank God I haven’t had to witness something as what happened to my dad again.
“Thank you, Ezra,” she says, then kneels—throwing a grin toward the crowd—to kiss his hand. No one notices she isn’t thanking the big guy upstairs.
Ezra pats her head as if she were a child and says something to her that no one else can hear, before stepping around her and holding his arms up similar to a ring leader in the grand finale. Behind him, Bea exits back off the stage. She is walking perfectly straight, although slower than I’d imagine someone who is “healed” might walk. Instead, it’s as if her mind is telling her something that her body isn’t.
I don’t think false confidence or mind over matter are entries in the bible, although Ezra brandishes them like weapons.
When Ezra faces us all, he’s toting a deadly sin—pride. Maybe he believes he did heal her—not God. Him.
“The Lord Jesus will always answer our call so long as we hold our faith in God. As long as I lead this church, God will be in our audience. I promise you all that He will heal and help those who have opened their heart to our church.”
And their wallets.