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Runaway Choices - A Christian Speculative Fiction Novel Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B007BYWVEG
- Publication date : February 21, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 714 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 282 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,012,931 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I selected the novel as the Christian Speculative Fiction idea intrigued me. I wasn’t sure how Christian and Speculative Fiction could go together. Miss Jacobs weaves them wonderfully.
The main character, Beck, is wonderfully fraud. As she overcomes her past issues, you can begin to like and root for her. The object of her affection, Colin, is a dream character; though you see even good characters sometimes let us down.
Personally, I am not a fan of first person point of view but seeing it through Beck’s eyes is what keeps the action moving.
If you want non-stop action, I highly recommend reading this. It will make you see things a bit differently and hope we all have a guardian angel looking out for us!
I don't read Christian fiction. It's not because I don't like it. I just don't normally feel the need to do so. I'm very glad I made the time to read Miss Jacob's book though.
First, the visuals were just spine tingling! I had literal goosebumps as we went through the graveyards in Scotland. Just beautiful!
But the real thing for me was the characters. I have to be able to sync with the characters. I think the thing I loved the most about this book was that I didn't immediately sync with Beck. She annoyed me at first, but I was there as she grew up and matured! And then when Colin enters the scene. *swoon* LOL! It was just a beautiful, wonderful romance.
And as a non-Christian, I wasn't put off by the elements that make this a Christian fiction. I ENJOYED the parts that made this a Christian fiction. *eyebrow raised nod* Yes. I did.
You should read the book and enjoy the experience.
The story starts off smart and fast. Beck is running from her past and her life. She's not looking for a fresh start, but is just looking to run. From memories, from people, it doesn't matter. All that matters is she keeps moving. Some people might see her as snotty, rebellious, defiant. I saw her as scared out of her mind. She was scared of her past, of people, of making connections, of feeling, of being hurt and betrayed. I understood her. Parts of her are real enough that it feels like it comes from your own soul.
She comes from a very real place and that means even when it seems like she's being bratty, you can feel for her. You know why she's doing it. It makes you want to hug her, like you might hug the teenage version of yourself, and say Stop it. It's going to be okay, even as she thrashes and fights against you.
Without giving up too much, she runs into a stranger who wants to help her. And through a series of events that may end her life, she meets Colin. Ahh, Colin. Every book needs a romantic lead and he fits the build nicely. He's not perfect either and you start to see how even through his flaws he can help to heal Beck in ways she doesn't want. But she needs them. Just as much as needs to be healed too.
The story is fast paced, has alot of heart but story, suspense, and action isn't sacrificed for this. Instead all the elements come together for a kick butt story that will leave you thinking about it long after it's finished.
The main characters were deep and well rounded, flawed but likable, and left me really pulling for them and their relationship. The mystery elements of the story were fun, though not overly deep, and the elements that make this a Christian novel were well-done, very well thought out and told. My daughter read this before me, and we both loved it immensely. I look forward to other works by Eisley, her middle-grade Dragons Forever series - Dragons Forever - Born to be a Dragon , Dragons Forever - Blink of a Dragon - are favorites in my family, and with this example of her other work, I anticipate great things from this author.