Redeeming Grace by Ward Tanneberg | Book Review

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Amazing how big Redeeming Grace is. 9 inches long x 6 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick. Took me 3 days to read it!

Grace did her own form of witness protection and disappeared for 7 years. Of course it caught up with her; we wouldn’t have a story if it didn’t, right? When I first started the story I read just a bit and put it down; I wasn’t sure if I would be able to handle it. Then I read a bit more and put it down again. About one third of the way through I didn’t want to put it down anymore. Of course – being this thick – I kind of had to.

Grace, the heroine is an ok character. I wish she could have found uncorrupted police officers, but I understand why she was so scared. The story is told in split up sections from her present time and then from her memories of the events that caused her to run. It’s a bit intense at times. Grace’s hero is Brad and we really don’t learn a lot about him – due to…well, I can’t tell you that or I’ll spoil the story. He’s a good guy, though. The other main character is Maggie, a 56 year old widow and journalist, who acts as a mother and friend to Grace. I’m so glad she’s in the story to give good advice to Grace – and to konk the bad guy with a frying pan. I think my favorite character is Ellie – she embodies the characteristics of the Good Samaritan. The villains are well portrayed as greedy, evil, manipulative slimeballs.

There are no big sections of religious dialogue, but God’s love, care, and message of grace are woven throughout, and the heroine’s testimony is included.

Overall it was ok. If I wouldn’t have agreed to do a review I would have not started into such a thick book. I would read another of this author’s books – if I could check it’s size first.

Here is the backcover copy:

Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident while partying on the Georgia, South Carolina coast. Was her death the result of alcohol and drugs or something more sinister? Nobody knows: her body was never recovered. Now years later, a woman reads in disbelief the note addressed to her: Hello Grace, did you think we wouldn’t find you? 

Those nine chilling words end Grafton’s self-imposed sanctuary of witness protection. Now she and everyone she loves are in grave danger. Long believed dead, she has a secret that can change the world. She knows the man running for president is guilty of a double murder! But who will believe her?

You can find more information at the author’s site. You can read the first chapter at Where the Story Begins. Published by Lighthouse Publishing Of The Carolinas. This book was sent to me through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for the book tour. The words are fully my own and my affiliate link is in this post.

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