Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Review of The Rising by Lynn Chandler Willis
A dead child that isn't dead. A cop out of control. When their worlds collide, God intervenes.
MY REVIEW: Remarkable suspense-filled story of a woman's journey back to God and a little boy's journey back to life. I love reading suspenseful books and The Rising has kept me guessing what was coming next with every page. I was a pastor's wife and the fact that the cop in the story is a "PK" or "preacher's kid" was very interesting to me. I could certainly see why she might have felt that God was turning away from her as I learned more of the circumstances of her life. I was fascinated with her maternal side as she grew more and more protective of the precious little "Johnny Doe". I give this a 5-star rating. It was the first book I had read by Lynn Chandler Willis but it will not be my last.
I received a free pdf copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author:
Born and raised in North Carolina, Lynn feels most at home in a rural setting where the smell of fresh cut hay lingers. She has an adult son and daughter and nine grandchildren (yes, there is a set of twins in there!), and a blonde cocker spaniel who reminds her that sometimes it's okay to sit on the couch and watch television. She confesses to having enjoyed the writing prompts given in junior high English class and admits that she is a sucker for old photographs.