Night to Knight Kindle Edition
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About the Author
I live in Yankton, SD. My wife, Kim and I parent(ed) 12 children, ages rangingfrom 3 to 33. (9 adopted) We have 9 grandchildren. I was in the Navy for 8years. Traveling to Africa, I taught Nigerians how to teach children. Whilethere I went on a safari. I worked at a Federal Prison for 12 years and as aChildren's Pastor for the same amount of time. At the present time I am a FreeLance Writer for newspapers, writesblogs and short stories about children, family, flash fiction, Jesus in everyday life and enjoys reviewing and writing fiction novels. Nightto Knight is my first book, but will not be my last.
- ASIN : B01NARV9T1
- Publisher : Living Parables of Central Florida, Inc. (January 9, 2017)
- Publication date : January 9, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3097 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1945975105
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,086,325 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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If your heart strings aren't pulled when you read this, then you nust be taking too many steroid shots, because it made this big lug tear up several times.
Randy has a firm grasp of what stirs people's emotions, and anyone can tell from his writing that the author is a family man. And the realism in family dynamics, situations, and matters close to home is extremely well crafted. And for a guy who loves action, I found the action and violwnce tastefully donw, and even found myself enjoying the serious and spiritual moments more because of what I think was perhaps an intentional cap on the amount of action and violence.
All you have to do is read my review to see that I liked this novel a lot; perhaps moreso than I expected (no offense, Randy - there were no radical Muslims).
Read it...for his first novel, I give it a 5!
When it came to the abduction of Brenda, the content was raw but not over the top with too many vivid details. I appreciated that the author gave a glimpse of reality without painting the full picture. The darkness of the sex slave or trafficking world is apparent but not overdone.
Mark Steele is a character every parent can relate to as he balances his own passion for rescuing children while honoring his own family ties. Most men, the providers or heads of households, work hard to not only provide for their family but work at being the problem solver of all areas in life. With the arena of work, sometimes guys forget to take a step back and refocus on family when they step through the door to their home. Mark Steele embodies this to a T. He's distracted by his passions to rescue so much so that he almost loses everything.
Great job on putting this story in an arena that we all can relate to. The author took an experience that would not be the norm for any of us and made it relatable. It's a great reminder to keep God first, family second, and all else in line.
Great writing, characters, and plot.
Top reviews from other countries
Mark Steele has many battles to fight: both in his profession in the navy, and also in the home front. His heroism and desire to have a career that is full of danger, results in placing his family on the outside. It is his wife Kaitlyn who has to constantly deal with the mundane routine of everyday life such as school drop-offs, and parenting a daughter on her own, as well as working as a secretary. Mark distances himself emotionally from his family because his mind is held hostage by the horrors of his job: of images of children that he couldn’t save. However, instead of steering clear of danger, he seeks it and when an opportunity presents itself to save more children, his instincts tell him to go for it, even if his wife may object.
The author does such an outstanding job with dealing with family issues. The complexities are presented so sensitively and showcase his extensive knowledge on the topic. I was so impressed with how this was achieved, and I found myself caring so much for the characters and being invested in each of their story to the point that I shed many tears.
The father/daughter relationship was so cleverly done. The teenage angst, as well as a family struggling to cope with their own personal losses and heartache, distances their daughter Carina more than ever during her formative years. Her parents are both not able to deal with their conflicting emotions and their relationship problems, and the impact of this is felt greatly by Carina who is struggling with her own teenage insecurities such as: her image, her lack of friends, and her desire to have a boyfriend and to feel appreciated. Her parents are so focused on their own problems, that it is difficult to see how volatile the situation is and how Carina may seek the affections from those who wish to do her harm. The parenting styles of both Kaitlyn and Mark are so different. Mark orders Carina around like he’s raising a soldier instead of a daughter, while his wife senses she needs love and is more nurturing in her parenting style. The author does an exceptional job at presenting these often real life dramas that exist in many families. The fact that Mark has a dangerous job complicates this further.
This novel has it all: drama, military action, relationship woes, and family conflict. It also deals with very serious and tragic issues and the horrors many children encounter when they are abducted. I couldn’t wait to see what happens next. The many twists and unpredictable outcomes kept me turning the pages. This was a remarkably insightful, action-packed, poignant and enthralling read from a very perceptive and gifted author!