As desperation rises, so does the violence. Will Mark be forced to pay for the sins of his father?
Blackstock's third novel in the Restoration series is slow-moving in the first half, but the pace picks up considerably in the second. The Branning family and their neighbors are now eight months into a worldwide blackout, trying to make ends meet and survive one crisis after another as violence rips their community apart. With the sheriff and his deputies desperately overworked and earning only a tiny fraction of their former pay, they can no longer keep their overcrowded, disease-ridden county jail under control. That means that it's up to Deni Branning to help clear the name of boy-next-door love interest Mark Green when he's wrongly accused of attempted murder. The novel reveals a heavy hand with religion, but Blackstock's overt sermonizing does offer some strong and wise thoughts on forgiveness: "Forgiveness was not an emotion," one character reflects. "You didn't have to feel it. You just had to do it." (July)
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1 . A ...Exceptional Read!
Posted February 08, 2009 by AMS , HanoverI love Blackstock's Restoration Series(all 4 in this series). Her characters were just like you and I, and her writing made you believe you were a part of the family.. These books were such "eye opener's" on so many levels. Her story reminds you how a true Christian should be and makes you realize how blessed we are by God in our comfortable lives. She reveals the struggles we all have with sin and how much we need to be more like Jesus, no matter what troubles and tribulations we go through. Now, all of the things I have just written are intertwined in this exceptional story of a family and community who is struck with a catastrophic and crippling disaster. The story is a PAGE TURNER if I ever read one, and I could literally not put any of these four books down! I knew by the second book I would need to set a time and just sit down on the weekend so I could read the whole book from start to finish because I knew I would be so addicted to the story! I would definitely read in order, but more importantly just read them!
July 01, 2007
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