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Product Details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Harbourlight Books (November 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161116138X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611161380
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,717,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Award winning author, Linda Wood Rondeau is a native of Central New York, graduating from North Syracuse High School and later Houghton College. She moved to Northern New York where she met and married Steve Rondeau, her best friend in life, and managed a career in human services before becoming a professional writer. Moving from their small rural community, the couple now resides in Jacksonville, Florida. While adjusting to a teeming city presents numerous challenges, the author has discovered that the favorable temperatures allow her to follow another great passion--golf, a sport often mentioned in her books.

Rondeau's fiction, while containing humorous elements, hits home for those suffering with psycho-social issues. Drawing upon her more than 25 years in human services, Rondeau tackles subjects like post traumatic stress disorder, autism, child abuse, depression and marital conflict.

Rondeau's most recent release,A Father's Prayer (also listed as A Christmas Prayer) is a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Selah Awards as well as the ACFW Carol Awards and features an autistic child who, along with his caregiver, and a country singer, learns that even what seems like conflicting prayer requests are answerable by God. This book joins Rondeau's previous fiction releases: The Other Side of Darkness,the winner of the 2012 Selah Award for best first novel, It Really IS a Wonderful Life,a favorite Christmas book, Days of Vines and Roses, a chilling suspense and Joy Comes to Dinsmore Street. A mini-novel, Jolly Angel, is available in the Blue Heaven Romances Anthology as well as separately in ebook form. Rondeau's non-fiction book, I Prayed for Patience God Gave Me Children is highly acclaimed and is evident of her humorous style found in both her fiction and non-fiction.

Rondeau's personal blog, This Daily Grind, reflects the author's concern for the family unit and the various social issues that challenge our spiritual walk. She also manages a multi-author devotional blog, Life to the Fullest.

The author is a breast cancer survivor as well as a recovering food addict and is available to speak to your groups about autism or other issues that challenge family unity such as addiction or abuse.

The author loves to hear from readers. You may contact her through her website, www.lindarondeau.com, on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Pinterest or via any of her publishers.


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Linda weaves an inspirational story of suspense that you will love.
Fay Lamb
Well, having been bombarded with Christian messages all of our lives and still not having seen the light, we will probably continue to dwell in darkness.
Robin E. Levin
This is a well-written book which grabs and keeps your attention right from the beginning.
North Country Reader

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Donna M. Basinow on November 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
What a marvelous job Ms. Rondeau does of keeping the reader on the edge of the seat all the way through the story.

With a touch of humor, a jolt of suspense, and confusing attraction all jumbled together, she leads you through quite a winding tale. I honestly wasn't sure how it would all end--and I really love it when that happens!

From her untimely meeting with a moose, Assistant District Atty. Samantha Knowles weaves her way down an unmarked path leading her to a life she never expected, and certainly never planned. And although choices are taken out of her hands, it's quite obvious that God's hand is guiding her all the way.

The rest of the cast of characters is a wonderful mix of people, too. I certainly hope you get to meet them.

Great story!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carol M on November 30, 2011
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The first review stated all the plot reasons this book was wonderful, so I won't reiterate those. Rondeau created an engaging story. Two things intrigued me most about this premiere novel. The first is the theme. We all carry "backpacks of guilt." If you are a Christian and read this novel, the lessons the characters carry will teach you. If you are not a Christian, the message grows organically from the story and the characters, and you come away, not browbeaten with a message, but uplifted by a wonderful journey of flawed characters finding their way.
The second point is Rondeau's magical gift of words. I read this in the Kindle version and spent as much time highlighting great turns of phrases, writing comments or just plain laughing at Rondeau's wry sense of humor.
This book delivers: suspense, humor and good writing.
This is a book that sticks with you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By North Country Reader on April 26, 2012
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This is a well-written book which grabs and keeps your attention right from the beginning. It weaves in a variety of themes from love to mystery to darkness to faith with an interesting group of quirky characters! Even though it's fiction it was neat to see reference to familiar places in the North Eastern New York area. Very entertaining and not too heavy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fay Lamb on March 3, 2012
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Linda Woods Rondeau creates quirky characters with finesse, from little old Leon, to Sadie and Aaron. You'll love the folks of Haven. Linda weaves an inspirational story of suspense that you will love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sara Goff on March 15, 2012
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I don't normally read suspense novels, but the title caught my attention. At first glance, I expected something dark and menacing, but then the answer came to me, before even opening the book. The other side of darkness is hope. There is suspense in Rondeau's story; after meeting our protagonist Samantha, a hard-working D.A., we meet the man who swears he'll kill her, but the plot doesn't stop there. In fact, Samantha's worst enemy is herself. She's working herself into an early grave trying to keep the man who wants her dead behind bars. It's a dark circle that only a major life-change can break, and that's just what is in store for Sam when she is forced to take a three-week holiday in the country.

Hope is introduced in the first chapter, but that doesn't mean Sam's journey in The Other Side of Darkness is an easy one. Her only hope to finding happiness, actually, is facing her resistance to feeling happy...and falling in love. As Sam fights to save her life, in more ways than one, an uplifting story unfolds in a quaint all-American town. The Other Side of Darkness is a focused, confidently-written read and a real pleasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Solomon on February 8, 2012
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"The Other Side of Darkness" sounds sinister and evil, but in reality it is a very inspirational suspense story because on "the other side of darkness" is "a place where hope" dwells and that hope can only be found in Jesus.

Sometimes, you know you like a book, but can't quite put your finger on the exact reason, or reasons. That's where I am. I enjoyed every moment of reading the story. I didn't find it frightening, but definitely eye-opening. Haven sounded like a wonderful place to hide and recover and I, too, love the smell of hyacinths. It reminded me of my childhood home.

If you like suspense, with just a touch of romance, you will like "The Other Side of Darkness."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Bain on February 7, 2012
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Ms. Rondeau is wonderful at setting a scene. She uses metaphor and description that makes me look like an amateur. Humor is filtered throughout the book, some of which made me laugh out loud. The only problem I had with this book was I didn't buy into the whole killer subplot. In fact, I wish she'd taken that portion out. It only distracted from her real story, that of Samantha, Zack, and Jonathan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole Towriss on February 5, 2012
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Sam, Jonathan and Zack are a trio of tortured souls. The Other Side of Darkness is the tale of how God works in their lives, together and separately, to heal each of them.
The legal thriller element was exciting and well done. Although the scenes from the antagonist's point of view were few, he provided major tension right up to the end.
The romance part definitely didn't follow formula. Sam is quite a confused woman, and the ending was not what I expected, but was still very satisfying.
The secondary characters were an amusing and quirky lot without becoming cliché or detracting from the main plot. The message of forgiveness is clear without hitting anyone over the head and without sermons. The town of Haven was beautifully described.
The Other Side of Darkness is an enjoyable read. Anyone who enjoys romantic legal thrillers or romantic suspense would enjoy this book.
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