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Far Country [Kindle Edition]

Karen Malone , Mandie Martis
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Steve Williams had intended to propose to his girlfriend, Sarah, at their high school graduation party, but on the way to the beach his car swerved out of control on a curve and rolled down an embankment. Although injured, he was able to crawl out of the wreckage. Sarah, was not so lucky. While the doctors were able to save her life, she never awoke from the coma. In one careless moment Steve had lost the love of his life and destroyed his lifelong friendship with Sarah's brother, David.

Five years later, Steve has graduated from college and is working as a park ranger at Hanging Rock State Park. Although he loves his job, he is still struggling to accept Sarah's fate and overcome his own guilt for what happened to her. Angry at God, and wary of letting anyone get close to him again, Steve is blindsided by the arrival of a young ranger named Deborah at Hanging Rock, and the events that her arrival set in motion. As Steve is forced to come to terms with his own guilt and David's increasingly volitile anger, he discovers that God is far from done with him!

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  • File Size: 742 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B6EJ16S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,009 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twisted in the Wrong Direction for Me February 22, 2013
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Steve Williams is a park ranger at beautiful Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina, but he is burdened by tragic memories. Sarah, the girl he loved, was accidentally killed in a car wreck, and he`d been driving the car. Steve had been badly hurt, but he eventually healed. Sarah never would. She lived for five more years in a coma, but her family wouldn't let him near her. He feels hopeless, guilty, alone, and angry at God. Things may have to come to a head before he can ever heal.

The first third of this novel was great. I was all poised to give it a strong five and a rave review, when it begin to fall apart. The storyline did such a twist I felt almost betrayed. The author had led me to trust in an ending that would never happen, and I would never feel that close to the story again. I also began to see lots of mistakes. The writing became stilted in places from not using contractions. The book started to head-hop, where different viewpoints were told in the same scene. Unless this book was set before 1971, and it didn't seem to be (they have cell phones), there is no Appalachian College. It is Appalachian State University. I've never seen an orange turnip either. "He" is used where "his" was needed," "o" for "over," and "past" for "pastor." One sentence said, "Steve Mrs. Williams stood up stiffly." When Gracie came into the story, it suddenly seemed more like a soap opera. I couldn't understand why Steve didn't use his cell phone when he was stranded on the boat, because he had it. The middle of the story lost its momentum for me, and it began to drag. Near the end, one minute Steve is saying he barely knows a woman, and the same day he asks her to marry him and is supposedly madly in love.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Far Country February 23, 2013
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It's an exciting story of God's long-suffering grace and redemption filled with action, suspense, and intrigue. The book, however, needs a good editor. The frequent misuse of homonyms and other technical errors was distracting.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 page turner! February 12, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading Far Country. Steve and the other characters are people that you can relate to in some way at some point in your life. It was hard to put the book down because there's just no way to know what is going to happen next. Far Country is also spiritually challenging, and I found my prayer life improve as I read this story, it reminds you just how big God is.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far Country July 6, 2013
By MissD
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This was a great book! I couldn't put it down. I was not familiar with the author, but I am an avid reader of religious suspense. I'm hoping to find that she has written more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! April 5, 2013
By Angela
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This book was a very good read! Once I started,I didn't want to stop! Makes you really realize that God is good and faith in Him is what you need...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read April 19, 2013
By Mary
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This was a very heartfelt story. I felt as though I knew the characters personally. Story development was well rounded and kept my interest throughout. We need more stories that tell of forgiveness and thanksgiving.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ASTOUNDING!!!! March 18, 2013
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This is absolutely a great book!!!!! She is a stupendous author. I really hope she writes more. Simply a MUST read!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book! March 11, 2013
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This author caught my attention with the first sentence of the book. I wanted to continue reading until I finished it. It was enjoyable and quite realistic. It is great to have another Christian author to read, and I hope there will be another book coming out soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this book
Wonder book. Thoroughly enjoyed this book
Published 3 months ago by Cmac
4.0 out of 5 stars great book!
Kept you turning the pages! The testimony of God's faithfulness brings tears to the eyes. Found myself saying a prayer for them!
Published 3 months ago by Patti Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Godly Love
I really enjoyed this book about forgiveness,redemption,
Miracles,love and faith. Well written Christian oriented story. Romance, danger and misunderstanding . Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tray
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book. .... quick read.
I thought this book was very good. I didn't want to put it down once I started reading it. The plot was interesting.
Published 4 months ago by Gayle Eason
5.0 out of 5 stars Spirit-filled
Heart-stopping & thought-provoking story of the persistent Love & faithfulness of our Lord, who turns sorrow into Joy. A great Christian love story of hope & redemption.
Published 4 months ago by L. Stansbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
I really enjoyed the story line and the way it was writtn. A little long but worth the read.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspiring and hard to put down!
I enjoyed the painful but inspiring story of this young man. I so appreciated the message that God never leaves us when we are in that far country.
Published 6 months ago by Mary Schulz
5.0 out of 5 stars North Carolina and Karen's tale
This is a fantastic book. The author did a great job weaving her tale. It held my attention from beginning to end (I enjoy books with a happy ending and Far Country certainly did... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robert L Holt
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story!
I enjoyed reading this book. It has a good story. It was very encouraging and remindful that we are to earnestly pray for others. Very convicting! Read more
Published 10 months ago by K. Courtney
5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down
It was a griping story of regret and renewal. It kept me captivated, thank you God for answered prayers. He had a plan all along.
Published 11 months ago by child of God
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