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Darkness Before Dawn Paperback – March 1, 2013
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**LitFuse sent me a free copy of this book as part of its blog tour. I wasn't paid for this review, and wasn't required to post positively.**
I would recommend this wonderful book to anyone who enjoys reading plotlines about real life issues. I believed that this book was written to fit in today's times. This book covered the effects of drunk driving, grief from losing someone you love, young people not realizing the impact their actions have on others, pregnancy and deciding whether to keep the baby or have an abortion, and trusting God when things go wrong. I immensely connected with the dilemmas that Meg faced and I felt for her when she lost her husband and she was expecting a baby.Read more ›
Some 12,000 people are killed by drunk drivers each year (characters in the book remind us - more than once). And many never end up serving prison time. Hence, the plot for this novel.
Evil is a prominent theme in the book. Evil is destroying Meg's heart. And there is a parallel to the evil of cancer destroying a patient in the hospital, Nancy, whom Meg comes to like. Nancy refuses pain pills because she wants to experience all of life. Meg doesn't want to feel anything.
Nancy contributes an interesting argument about, if God is good, why is there evil in the world? God has not caused the cancer from which she is dying, Nancy says. God gave man control over the earth because he demanded it. Man invited evil to the earth and we have been suffering ever since.
This is a dark novel. Meg is bent on revenge for 87% of the book (ah, the joys of reading a digital edition). Granted, there is a redeeming end to the book. It was a transforming experience, as God's work is, but the rest of the book was hard for me to read. It was just dark. I wanted to quit, but had promised to read the book for this review.Read more ›
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As I have stated many times in reviews, I am not generally a fan of contemporary fiction. Well, this is one of those rare occasions when I can say that I could hardly put this book... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Ruth A. Hill
Meg Richards loses her husband in a car accident caused by a drunk driving teen and discovers she is pregnant while at the hospital to see his body. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by J4Life5
This was a good read, according to my wife. I have not yet read it but Ace Collins is one of our favorite writers. His stories a well planned and written.Published on November 22, 2013 by Dunoonboy
If his name were not on the cover I would never believe that Ace Collins wrote this book. In fact, even with that "proof" I'm not sure this wasn't ghost written - and badly! Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by ME Church
I found myself getting so frustrated with the book and feeling a deep sadness weighing me down. Thinking it was the day I was having, I slowly came to realize the sadness descended... Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Sheila
I read Darkness Before Dawn, in exchange for review from Litfuse. The book was written by Ace Collins and published by Abingdon Press
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Being individuals of faith has its benefits. We are able to look at the world with hope and a belief that we are not in this world along. Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Cyrus Webb
I signed up to read Darkness Before Dawn as soon as I saw the author's name and didn't evaluate it by the description. I really enjoyed his previous books that I've read. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer