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Title:  Prodigal Nights
Author:  Lisa Buffaloe                                                                                                                     
Pages:  342
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Lisa Buffaloe Productions, L.L.C.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
                Bethany Davis returns home after being gone for a couple of years as she is needed at home to help care for her dad.  Is there more to this?  The relationship she had had with her parents wasn’t as close as she would have liked, and her past haunts her dreams.  Coming home after her divorce her fear of being the brunt of gossip is realized.  Bethany knows no one knew what she went through.  She isn’t sure she can trust anyone.  The past of Bethany Davis is littered with all sorts of trash and she wants to leave it there.  Yet, how can she move forward with her life without God?
                Charles Davis owned his own company that had contracts with the United States Defense Department.  He had security guards around all the time.  Only one of his three children knew they also had assigned guards and security.  Bethany will later find out how much her dad loved her though he rarely showed it.  Elena Davis loves to cook and entertain those who her husband knows from business, church, and family.  Elena’s mom passed away a couple of years ago, and her father was in a nursing home with his mind slipping away.  This was really hard for Bethany.  He called her by his wife’s name and asked her to dance, but he didn’t know it was his granddaughter he danced with.  Now with him gone, who would dance with Bethany and why would they when she feels so tainted?
                Jason has a littered past too, but has turned his life over to God.  He spends lots of time with his sister and her kids since her husband is serving overseas.  They are close and part of the reason for that is due to the fact their parents were killed in a car accident when they were both still very young.  Now he is wondering if has finally met the woman of his dreams, but he wants to be a man of honor and is tempted by women who don’t care that he has changed.  The internal battle he struggles with between giving into the flesh and being a man of God is at times unbearable.  Will any woman want him if he can’t be a man who loves, honors, and respects a woman?
                At an architectural firm, Jason is the team leader responsible for being professional and making sure projects are done on time.  Alex, Nicole, Rhonda, and others are part of his team with Bethany being the newest.  Some of the staff is Christian and some aren’t.  The atmosphere at work is generally one of professionalism and friendship.  Now that Bethany is living away from home, there seems to be someone bent on bringing her harm.  There has also been a break-in at her parent’s mansion.  Why?  Does the map that Brad, her brother, has have something to do with it?  Are the threats coming from one source or many?  What are the reasons? 
                In this wonderful work of fiction, we see where living the Christian life is hard whether in the work place, at home, or in church.  Lisa does a wonderful job of showing the battle that goes on with those who are Christian and work hard to walk humbly with Him in all areas of life.  She points us to the truth of His love, mercy, and grace as well as how God uses people to help us not stray from the path he has placed us on.  She shows how we can return to Him through repentance.  We can know without a doubt that He forgives us, loves us, and will never forsake us.  Prodigal Nights is the first novel by this author I have read, and she has a new follower for sure!
My rating is 5 stars.
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