Monday, April 22, 2013

Book Review - Darkness Before Dawn by Ace Collins


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?


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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This book is one of the most emotional, gut-wrenching books I've read. The whole situation is so heart-breaking and Meg's anger and sorrow is so intense that you'll find yourself feeling her feelings throughout the book. 

This is definitely a book of good versus evil - dark versus light. I thought the author truly wrote exceptionally well regarding how a believer can allow herself to be drug into that darkness quite easily if she's not laying it all at the feet of God. Her quest for vengence against the young man that took her husbands life takes your breath away at times.

This is definitely not one of those "take me away to a happy place" books. It's an intense read with real people that have flaws and are damaged by what happens to them. I like the redemption theme of the book and how, sometimes, the road is a difficult to that redemption.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie

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