One Of A Kind
Color Of Danger by Alexa Verde is a Christian multicultural romantic suspense. It will have you guessing and asking questions right from the start – and just when you think you’ve guessed the outcome, you find out you’re wrong!
The novel has many themes including that of forgiveness. We all need forgiveness but it is often hardest to forgive the face in the mirror. Past performance means Mari believes she is beyond forgiveness and redemption. “Once she believed she was worthy of God’s love… How could she be worthy of it now?” No-one is ever beyond God’s grace. “God’s mercy is limitless.”
God’s presence permeates the novel. Mari used to believe and pray but “hadn’t been able to pray since the day her brother died.” (No plot spoilers here as this happens as the novel opens.) God never moved away from Mari. Mari withdrew from God. Sometimes in the bad times we push God away. It is in the bad times that we need to draw closer to God and lean on Him for strength. “My faith saved me.” A wise person presses into God at all times.
Linked in to faith in God is the theme of trust. Sometimes circumstances mean we find it hard to trust God and hard to trust people but not everyone we meet will let us down.
Our view of God may be coloured by our relationship with our earthly father. However God is the perfect Father and He will never let us down.
Lead character Mari is a strong woman. She relies only on herself and has built a wall of protection around her heart. Sometimes these walls we build to protect us serve only to isolate us from the world. The walls need to come down and let others in.
Color Of Danger is an intriguing read. The reader begins with questions and as the novel progresses so the questions pile up. The question of who Mari can trust is foremost in both hers and the readers minds. All will be revealed in good time.
Color Of Danger is a perfect afternoon’s read. It’s far too exciting for bedtime or you will be reading into the night!
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.