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Harper has always believed that love is worth waiting for. Can Caleb show her that it is also worth fighting for?

Harper’s reputation is cleaner than a whistle, and she always wondered why people couldn’t just say no to temptation until she met big, brooding Caleb.

Caleb paints all women with the same brush he paints his cheating mother who had an affair and left, devastating his father and meaning Caleb had to grow up too quickly. Surely Harper is the same.

After a disastrous first date, Harper is angry—mainly at herself for breaking her no dating rule, especially for a guy like Caleb. She’d like to just avoid him for the rest of her life, but they are signed up for the same summer mission which means six weeks of fake smiles.

Regardless of the awful date, something keeps drawing them together, and neither of them have the strength to fight it.

But, four years ago, Harper had an experience that changed her perspective on life and rocked the foundation of her faith—something she is keeping from Caleb. And then a shocking revelation about Caleb shows that their pasts are entwined in the most devastating manner.

As they were both raised by single fathers, compatibility is something they have strong opinions about. It’s what ensures a great marriage, right? Same faith, same world-view. Same race?

As they battle these tough questions, Harper decides that maybe they’re better off apart.

And Caleb decides that she’s wrong.

Purity is a story of love and acceptance that will go straight to your heart.


Q&A with Dayo Benson

Q: How would you describe Purity?

DB: It’s a realistic story about love and overcoming obstacles, which is something that most people can relate to.

Q: Sexual purity is a theme that runs through a lot of your books. Why is this?

DB: I want to encourage young adults who are struggling with staying pure and holding on to their beliefs. You’re not alone guys even if it feels like it. Besides, I think being sexually pure gives a person incredible sexual freedom after marriage. It’s great.

Q: You deal with the issue of race in this book. Tell us a little about that.

DB: Harper is biracial and she thinks being of different races, among many other things, is what caused her parents’ divorce. Caleb is from a divorced home too so he wants someone that’s compatible with him in every way. He’s white. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s something they both have to consider.

Q: Is this the final book in your pure passion series?

DB: No. I set out to write only three books in the series but after writing this one more ideas started popping into my head. I have one more books planned for this series. It should be out over the next few months.

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    A love story on so many levels

    Purity First of all, I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This is a beautiful love story on so many levels – family, friends, lovers and the greatest love of all. Once again, a host of well-drawn and believable characters that you can’t help falling in love with and rooting for. Harper is really sweet and lovable; once again, I find myself falling for the leading man (hard). I like the way the writer exposes the prejudices we indulge in behind closed doors even as we pretend to embrace and celebrate our differences. She also highlights human hypocrisy that doesn’t preclude Christians – I am ashamed to admit I would probably have done the same thing Harper did in exactly the same way when faced with a difficult choice. More damning is the fact that I would probably have theorised as she did beforehand. In a confused world with upside down values, this tale illuminates a long-forgotten path through the quagmire of dating and selecting a life-partner that is liberating, exciting, joyous and fun. This will be eye-opening for a lot of young people that this Christian God rather than being a big-stick-wielding kill-joy, is one that has created us to be passionate beings. Yes, he calls us up to high standards but only that we may escape common pitfalls and eventually be free to enjoy the greatest unrestrained pleasures. If you do fall short, guess what? – read the book and find out - A. Oke

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    Great read! Insightful and real. There were a lot of issues that were brought to light. God bless you


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