Telling The Story
The Mother Of All Things by Gabriel Blake is a contemporary psychological horror suspense that completely drew me in. I have never read this genre before but was totally absorbed in the action.
The novel has the reader questioning, what is real? What is imagined? Who is telling the truth? And who is lying? There seems to be a fine line between reality and imagination. There were times when I believed the action was real, only to find I was wrong – or was I?
A mother’s love knows no bounds. What lengths would you go to to protect your children?
The mind is a powerful tool. It can be manipulated. It can be shut down but watch out when the doors are unlocked. “Other doors began to open in her mind.”
Praise You In The Storm
As High As The Heavens by Julie S Smith is the traumatic account of the rape and recovery into a new ‘normal’ that affected a Christian family. The account is emotionally harrowing.
The family knew God but the victim’s mother struggled to see Him at the time. “How had this happened and why hadn’t He prevented it?” She asked “Where was God in all this?” And she tried to sort it all out in her own strength. “I’d forgotten to factor God into my worries.”
The account is written through the eyes of the mother but there is also a chapter from the victim, her brother and her father. The victim remained strong in her faith. “Despite the trauma… I felt sure God was protecting me.” Her father was strong too. “I don’t think I would have survived had I not had God to cling to.”
Lane Steen by Candace West is a Christian historical family novel that is grounded in God.
There are the themes of redemption and second chances. No one is ever too far from the grace of God. In Him we can all have new beginnings.
Walking through life without God is tough. We need Him to help us through all of life. Sometimes we doubt His presence. “If there is a God, please hear me now.” Or we doubt that He sees us. “God are You there? Can You see me?” God never leaves us but walks alongside us. Sometimes life blinds us to His presence.
Secrets, Lies And Illusions
You Were Made For This by Michelle Sacks is a contemporary novel concerning secrets, lies and illusions.
A supposedly idyllic life is to be found in Sweden but life is what we make it, regardless of external circumstances. We cannot escape from who we are.
Best friends forever or fierce jealous rivals? There is a thin line between love and hate. The world sees one face but underneath it can be quite different.
The perfect life? Or the perfect lie? Is our life merely an illusion? Do we show the world what it wants to see? Or do we present our real faces?