Through the Eyes of Love takes Mike Redmond through an unexpected career change and move to the small town of Clearview. Mike was the guitarist for a successful Christian rock band that recently disbanded. In praying about what to do with his life, he decided to open a music store where Audra lived, hoping to renew an old acquaintance.
Audra Pope, unaware the man she last saw as her gangly fifteen-year-old neighbor has relocated to her town, has spent most of her life avoiding any type of relationship. Because of a deformed spine, she decided long ago no man would want her and God had abandoned her.
Rose Ross Zediker's portrayal of small town America sets the tone for an enjoyable inspirational romance that highlights the foibles of its citizens. The six-foot, six-inch guitarist with a waist-length ponytail, goatee and pierced earrings rattles the sensibility of an outspoken business owner. As Audra tries to prevent Mike's ouster and Mike tries to win Audra's love, the people of Clearview quickly band together for a common purpose.
The theme of the 132-page story focuses on the importance of forgiveness and tolerance of others, whether the difference is physical or behavioral. It soon becomes clear only God can smooth the rough edges of a situation when, or if, people allow Him into their lives.
Once the gangly boy next door, Mike Redmond grew into a six-foot, six-inch man. His former occupation as a guitarist in a Christian Rock Band necessitated a certain look including waist-length blond hair, goatee and hoop earrings. Forced into a major career change, Mike gave the situation over to God and follows what the Lord put on his heart. Opening a music store in Clearview and winning Audra’s love. Audra Pope runs a successful insurance agency but shies away from relationships, including one with God. Men want a perfect “magazine ad” woman and, due to her spine deformity, Audra doesn’t meet that standard. Although Mike’s outward appearance bothers an influential business owner, Audra begins to fall in love with him. Can she learn to see people, including herself, the way God does from the inside out?