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Monday, April 29, 2013

Darkness Before Dawn

Bestselling author Ace Collins has written more than 60 books including novels "Swope's Ridge" and "Words of the Father," as well as the nonfiction "Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas"; and "Lassie: A Dog's Life". His books have become movies and network television specials. Ace Collins has sold more than 1.5 million books during his career and makes his home in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. 

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 About Darkness Before Dawn: Will grief push Meg over the edge?On the same night she discovers she is pregnant, twenty-eight-year-old nurse Meg Richards's husband is killed in an auto accident caused by a drunken teen. James Thomas comes from one of the most influential families in the community. He's a star athlete and glamour boy at the local high school. But the accident he caused will change his life---and Meg's future---forever.
Angered by her senseless loss and facing life as a single mother, Meg blames God for what has happened and considers a decision that could change her life even further. Enraged by the brutal trial and the court's decision, Meg starts down a frightening path of retribution. When the opportunity for revenge comes unexpectedly, will Meg follow through? Or will the remnants of her faith lead her in a different direction?
My Thoughts About The Book:
The synopsis for this book really caught my attention.  However, I was a little disappointed.  The book read too much like a sketchy made for t.v. movie script to me.  The editing errors in the book didn't help much either.  While reading the book, it almost had a "rushed" feel to it.  Story sequence was not maintained in a few places.  For example:  Early on Meg reveals to her mother about her pregnancy.  Then a few chapters later, Heather (Meg's best friend) supposedly has just told Meg's mother about Meg being pregnant. With that being said, the title of the book ties in quite well with the ending of the story.  I also appreciated how Mr. Collins highlighted a side of grief that is typically overlooked in most Christian fiction novels.  Over all I would rate the book 3 1/2 stars out of 5.

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