It is wet and dreary today. Good thing we have plenty of books to read and review when it rains. Frankly it has been raining here almost as much as it does in the state this book is set in, Louisiana. I have been there many times, and for a while that was my neighboring state. So when I tell you that Robin Caroll knows how write about Louisiana when she writes about Eternal Springs In The Shadow Of Evil, you can be sure it is realistic and very much like the real bayou.
When this book opens with one of our main characters, Maddox getting home late from a date. His Mother had chided him time and time again to make his midnight curfew, but she would sort of let him slide a bit. Only this time, he got home in time for her to die, in his arms, murdered. He was just a little bit too late.
Next we meet two sisters, Layla and Alana. They are very different women. Layla is held back by things in her past hurting her and her sister has already dealt with some of the issues, and others she just doesn't have. Layla is a strong woman in her own right, she creates buildings, works with contractors, and on the other hand, she is a graceful ballroom dancer.
Amidst the mud, the murder of a building inspector in one of the homes that Layla was overseeing, the pain in all their lives, Maddox finds he is falling for Layla. Her sister a suspect to the whole big sticky mess, and Maddox has never forgiven himself for being too late, because he let a woman get in the way, and he is going to find the truth no matter what the costs. They are also going to have to find where God is in all this mess.
I haven't quite finished, but I never tell you the end anyway. I can tell you that I am enjoying how strongly these women are portrayed, and how guilt, forgiveness, and Christ are shown.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robin gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as RT Reviewer's Choice, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year. An avid reader herself, Robin loves hearing from and chatting with other readers. Although her favorite genre to read is mystery/suspense, of course, she’ll read just about any good story. Except historicals!
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of In The Shadow of Evil, go HERE.
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The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805449795