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Lights of the Veil [Kindle Edition]

Patty Metzer
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Faith and purpose collide in the exotic setting of this powerful love story. Through mysterious circumstances, Erica Tanner meets her late sister's only child, Betul. Within hours they are kidnapped and taken to India, where an unexpected friendship with the handsome Prince Ajari complicates Erica's escape -- especially when she learns he is Betul's uncle. As friends attempt a rescue, Erica fights to fulfill her sister's final request -- Betul must not become lost in Sajah Ajari's Hindu heritage. Can the light of Christ overcome the differences holding Erica and Sajah captive? Breathtakingly paced, Lights of the Veil moves with grand adventure toward the ultimate triumph of God's truth.

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About the Author

When Patty Metzer first started writing, she viewed it as an amazing adventure. Ten years later and fresh from a second round of cancer and chemotherapy, this author of the inspirational romance Keeper of the Light now believes that life is the adventure and writing is the bonus. Patty makes her home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Product Details

  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (April 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G5ZY9M
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,226,828 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read June 1, 2001
This book is one of my favorites. It had drama, suspence, and most of all (and, of course, my favorite) romance. In the first chapter my eye brows were squinched and I could not figure out what was happening fully, but by the second chapter, I was completely hooked. The characters were well defined and the plot was captivating and enchanting. Erica's faith is God was evident by her strong convictions, and I believe Patty Metzer did a fabulous job of exibiting Christ-like character in her. She did a fantastic job portraying the Indian religion, and I believe she outdid herself with the outstanding and well-written work she wrote. She deserves more then 5 stars. However, despite these wonderful comments, I advise anyone considering reading this awesome book to make sure they have plenty of time to finish it at once, because frankly you cannot put it down.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent inspirational romantic suspense-not preachy January 11, 2001
With the death of her sister Ellen, Erica Tanner believes she must honor her sibling and deceased brother-in-law by raising their four-year-old nephew Betul. She has never met her nephew, but before Erica and Betul can become acquainted, Sikh kidnappers abduct the two and take them to India.

Betul's Uncle, Prince Sajah Ajari, manages to rescue the duo. As Erica tries to learn why the Sikh fanatics apparently want her and her nephew dead, she and the Prince are attracted to one another. However, they differ on religious beliefs, especially those impacting on Betul. Erica wants to raise the child as a Christian in deference to her sister's final wishes while Sajah wants his nephew raised as a Hindu. As the twosome diametrically disagree, they must find a common ground to keep Betul even as they fall in love.

LIGHTS OF THE VEIL is a fast-paced inspirational relationship drama that contains an underlying theme that belief in God is critical to overcome impossible obstacles. Although author Patty Metzer's basic dogma is vital to the plot, the story line provides the audience with a fast-paced action thriller that showcases India while providing insight into the Sikh and Hindu people. The conflict and love between Sajah and Betul is timely in this modern world where inter-religious families are becoming the norm. Ms. Metzer invigorates her readers with an entertaining, deeply inspiring action tale.

Harriet Klausner
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent August 9, 2001
By A Customer
I have been reading Christian fiction for 15 years, and have yet to find one as compelling and thrilling as this one. This book not only included suspense (the first time I have been actually INTO a book by the first page), but an interesting plot-though a bit unbelievable- it captured my interest and caused me to want to further research the culutre portrayed. For those who like a little romance-this definately has the perfect blend. There were few downfalls with book-the main one being the unlikeness of Erica enduring the prince's attitude problems...but otherwise...this book is incredible! I definately recommend it.It is obvious that the author has a wonderful talent that I am sure many will enjoy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exotic June 22, 2004
What first caught my attention was the cover which immediately brought to mind the picture of Taj Mahal. Then I read the book. To say Patty Metzer is an amazing author is an understatement. This book was wonderful. The prince was gorgeous and the heroine, for once was intelligent and thankfully not to much so. In most christian romance books, the hero and heroine don't seem to be attracted physically to each other, but this book has all the spine-tingling tidbits that will give you the idea that characters are attracted to each other.
I love the Indian setting. It lent the storyline a sultry exotic setting. The characters were intriguing and so was the plot line. Although I thik the Prince's character was a little to bratty and arrogant, it worked well for the plot line because he showed the right emotions at the right time.
All in all, it was a great read and I would recommend it for anyone who wants romance that does not contain Hentai( japanese, for well you know..)Good job Patty!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely exceptional! August 12, 2001
By A Customer
I am a VERY avid reader of inspirational fiction - having read literally hundreds of titles over the past few years. Among so many books, this one stands out as one of my absolute favorites. If you love exotic settings, touching romance, and intriguing suspense, you can't go wrong with this one. (Clearly I thoroughly disagree with one of the other more critical reviews listed...) More importantly, however, is the author's focus on faith - the message is truly inspired. Kudos to Patty Metzer - especially considering the hardships she's endured in her own life. I so hope to see more books from her in the near future.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She Is My Hero April 3, 2001
Even though my mother has gone through cancer two times I still see the greatest amount of love and joy in her life. I have read her books and other manuscripts they touch to the core. I encourage you to read these books because if you are struggeling like most other christians in this world, you will see that there is hope and a light that will guide you. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A phenomenal book! February 22, 2001
By A Customer
You need only read the first few pages to be hooked - Ms. Metzer's poetic word choice, complex character development, exotic settings, and rivetting plot provide for a story that you will not want to put down - and you'll wish the end does not come so quickly. Even more powerful, however, is the truth of God's love, patience, and grace so eloquently delivered and woven into the story. This book is one that will not be forgotten with an inspirational message that will leave you touched. If you're like myself, you'll be hoping to see more of Metzer's works in the future. In the meantime, look up KEEPER OF THE LIGHT - her other book out on the market. It too, will most likely become one of your favorites.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Love this book. Up there with some of my faves
Published 5 months ago by Marye
5.0 out of 5 stars Lights of the Veil
This is one of an interesting series of books that are enjoyable to read. It is fun to work on buying the set.
Published 20 months ago by Deb Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars loved
Published on August 20, 2012 by katherine m taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I am happy to say this book is worth reading if you are interested in christian fiction. I particularly enjoyed the travel to a foreign country and learning a little more about... Read more
Published on October 11, 2010 by Flying Platters
5.0 out of 5 stars A Powerful and Enticing Story!
Patty Metzer has a way of writing that gets you so caught up in the story! The characters in this book are real, and the plot line is well researched. Read more
Published on April 20, 2010 by singingthroughtherain(dot)net
5.0 out of 5 stars Varying themes kept me wanting more
So much happened in this book so quickly that it was hard for me to put it down. I loved how the author gave us varying views of evangelism throughout the story. Read more
Published on October 15, 2009 by Restfinder
5.0 out of 5 stars ALL other books are ruined after this read...
I read dozens and dozens of books each year - by now they number in the hundreds. LIGHTS OF THE VEIL ruined all other books for me. Read more
Published on September 10, 2009 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lights of the Veil
Love, love, love this book! I wish Patty had more books out there!
Published on November 27, 2006 by E. Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Action-packed suspense
I've read a lot of Christian fiction, and this book had me hooked very early on. I couldn't believe how soon the action started. Read more
Published on May 14, 2004 by Tina Helmuth
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional Read
I absolutley love to read and have read many, many Christian fictions. This one is one of the best ever. It has a little of everything. Suspense, adventure, love, etc. Read more
Published on May 1, 2004
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