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- Print Length: 348 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1534990453
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- Publisher: Prism Book Group (July 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HBSB9BM
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- Word Wise: Enabled
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Melissa Hampton works for a large timber company and finds herself in the fray locating equipment for her boss and the town’s rescue. She gets caught up in the search for the surveying team due to her concern for Paul, the man she loves.
While more than a rescue attempt plays out at the cabin, Melissa and Paul become acutely aware they may not survive their ordeal.
Ms. Blare writes with a great deal of emotion and impact. The story progresses at a rapid pace making it hard to put down.
This was an amazing read. The characters were very well developed and very relatable. There were several times I found myself feeling like I was in the story with the characters. I loved every minute of it. The plot kept me guessing all the way until the end, and then there were still twists I didn't see coming! I thoroughly enjoyed the way that the characters showed their dependence on God in tough circumstances. For example, when faced with a challenging circumstance that comes up in the book, the Fitzgerald brothers stop to pray before they make any move. If you're looking for a great Christian romance with some suspense, this is a book you need to check out!!
**I received this book free from the author through the Celebratelit blogger program, in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
As the novel opens, the town is in danger of severe flooding. Steve, the local game warden we met in the earlier novel, takes charge of saving the town from total destruction. Even though the timber company was told to not have men in the mountains, there is a crew that got sent up and hasn't been heard from since. Paul, local pharmacist and Steve's brother-in-law, leads a group of four to find and rescue the loggers.
There is a great deal of action in this novel as the narrative alternates between the flooding town and the mountain rescue. The rescue team has a hard time going up the unpaved road that is flooded in many areas.
Even though there is lots of action, I think the novel is more about relationships. There is much going on between Paul and his siblings – lots of hurt and anger. There is a sudden romance that blossoms between Paul and Melissa, good friend of Steve's wife. It seems to go from nothing to intensity in a matter of hours.
I had difficulty liking the characters in the novel. Most of them seemed angry most of the time. I didn't like Melissa. She was so impulsive and thought she knew better what needed to happen than those in charge. I did not respect her at all.
I found Blare's writing style difficult. Her use of pronouns had me scratching my head often. Here's an example:
“Steve ran a hand through his messy hair. 'Paul, come here please.'
He stood over his sibling for a moment...”
The “he” is actually referring to Paul but I think with the rules of English, the pronoun should be referring to Steve, the subject of the earlier sentence. Here's another:
“Steve walked around the table and gripped his hand.” He gripped his own hand? No, the “his” is supposed to refer to another person and indicate a handshake.
I also found the hyped up language difficult. A comforter became “silk-encased feathers.” People did not turn their heads, their heads snapped. The pop of a fireplace was a crack that ricocheted off the room's walls. Here is one that really bothered me. The scene is the rescue men driving up the mountain, and remember this is a novel about lots of flooding. “Joshua rounded the next curve, and a wall of water met them.” A flash flood? No, just heavier rain so Joshua turned the wipers up to a higher speed and continued on.
I had difficulty with some of the lack of scene construction. For example, the town is flooding and there are sand bags at storefronts and a piece of heavy equipment just got swept away by the waters. But then two women get in a car and drive off. Was the car parked on a hill? I just could not picture how that could all take place in the same area.
Those who enjoy hyped up action and aren't bothered by lack of attention to detail may enjoy this novel. A touching romance is included and the gospel is clearly presented.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
"Through Raging Waters" by Renee Blare is the second book in (The Snowy Range Chronicles). This book can be enjoyed without reading the first book (To Soar On Eagle's Wings) but I suggest reading it first. I really enjoyed (To Soar On Eagle's Wing).
The ending to "Through Raging Waters" by Renee Blare has a few surprises and I would like to read a third book to this series as there are minor characters that I would like to learn more about.
This book has lots of moments that are sad. It also has moments that are happy.
Don't let my top paragraph stop you from reading "Through Raging Waters" by Renee Blare because most of the reviews are four and five reviews.
I am giving "Through Raging Waters" by Renee Blare three stars.
I was given a copy of "Through Raging Waters" by Renee Blare by the author and Celebrate Lit for my honest review for this book tour.