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The Other Side of Darkness Paperback – November 18, 2011
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Humor, another guarantee in a Rondeau book, is as prevalent in her non-fiction, as well as her contemporary fiction.
Rondeau's personal blog, Salt and Light, inspires Christians to be the salt and light God intends for them to be in a hurting world. A regular feature of her blog is The Writer's Journey where guest authors reveal their spiritual journey as well as their writing journey. She also manages a multi-author devotional blog, Life to the Fullest.
The author is a breast cancer survivor and is a recovering food addict. A Toastmaster graduate, she enjoys speaking to groups on her experiences as well as the writing life. 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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Samantha Knowles is a prosecutor in the Special Victims Unit in Manhattan. She has been working on one particular case for over three years and has finally succeeded in getting... Read morePublished 15 months ago by lighthouse88
When Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Samantha Knowles hits a moose on her way to an enforced vacation in the Adirondacks, her car isn't the only thing that stops abruptly. Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by Davalynn Spencer
I was delighted to find a mystery book that was able to carry a good plot even though it had a lot of religious alliteration in it.Published on January 17, 2013 by Anna J. Cuomo-Bertsch
THIS has to be one of the worse books I've ever read! And I read around 150 books a year. The characters in this book are so stupid and plot details so incredible I can only... Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by L. Brewer
When I purchased this book I automatically assumed that since I know the author I would give it a good review no matter what. Boy was I wrong! Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by Serena
Linda Rondeau's first novel, The Other Side of Darkness, is well written, engaging and complex. The protagonist, Sam (short for Samantha.) is an assistant D.A. Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by Robin E. Levin
Linda Wood Rondeau skillfully leads the reader through mystery, suspense, and intrigue, with hints of hidden traumas in the character's lives. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Marilyn G. Fowler
The Other Side of Darkness is a book I would recommend to anyone. A good story line without the usual sleaze and gore. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Nimue