Hibernation by S J Epps #review#

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The world has flipped upside down. It is now a rainbow nation. A new class of citizens has arisen from hibernation and rejects the heterosexual idealism and culture. In the aftermath of legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S., two pastors are pulled into a new kind of civil war—those who vehemently oppose the new ruling and those who embrace it wholeheartedly. Lawsuits run rampant. Ministers are imprisoned. Riots ignite. Church doors are shuttered and chained. Will the church be eternally silenced or will their outrage shake the heavens?
Pastor Sams attends the public rallies and even makes appearances in the courtroom to show his solidarity in standing with Pastor Charles. However, there is a constant fear that threatens their cause and their friendship. As new developments arise and new rebellions crop up, the fabric of America they once relied on starts to shred. The church appears to be losing its voice as the LGBT community lunges forth out of hibernation.
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This is a book about what could happen if the LGBT laws were drastically changed all of a sudden, not gradually. In this short story the laws have changed all of a sudden, now you can be prosecuted for intolerance, name calling , preaching in your church against LGBT if there are two or more members LGBT in your congregation, or simply refusing to marry a same sex couple.
That’s where the story begins. Pastor Simon Charles has refused to marry a pair of lesbians in his congregation so now he’s on trial for a hate crime.
Pastor Winter Sams is a man with a secret that could destroy him, his family and his church.
Simon asks Winter to stand by him during his trial and Winter agrees but what’s going on in Winter’s life could hurt Simon more than help him if it comes out. Winter’s wife is trouble with a capital T and she is driving him crazy.
This is a good short book but I didn’t feel the author leaned one way or the other on the LGBT stance. The court decision was pretty much predictable but I really liked the way the author ended the story. All in all I give it a 4 as it kept my attention and really showed a lot of conflict with the characters and in their lives. This book is an Onlinebookclub.org book of the day.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 4 hearts.
 
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