A. J. Chamberlain’s Cain’s Redemption
Winning the battle is not the same as winning the war.
Alex Masters is pursuing her dreams and Daisy has overcome her demons, but the enemy does not rest, and he is desperate to atone for his mistakes. Out of that desperation, a new plan emerges that is fashioned to exploit the weaknesses of his opponents.
But even as the enemy’s plans unfold, so does the potential for love. This love may fulfill its destiny: but first it must survive, and for that to happen there must be redemption.
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I was so immersed in this book I felt I was there walking every step with the characters. It made me think about my Christian faith and the way in which God is always nearby. I cannot recommend this book highly enough and eagerly await book 2 in the series.
Shawn Smucker’s The Weight of Memory
What would you give for a chance to change the past or prevent it from recurring? Paul Elias is burdened by regret and the tumor that may take his life at any time. So he embarks upon a desperate quest: to find a new guardian for his granddaughter Pearl in the small hometown he fled forty years ago. But this is a novel by Shawn Smucker, and in The Weight of Memory, dark secrets lurk beneath even the most placid of surfaces. Is the ghostly woman who makes Pearl run strange errands at night merely a phantom of Pearl’s imagination, or something more? The story unfolds like a sleeper waking from a dream: slowly, tentatively, clinging to the hope or fear of world-ending reality. Smucker imbues his tale with characteristic melancholy—a haunted awe of lost and desolate places—but also with deep compassion for its flawed and thoughtful characters. In the end, however, the dreamworld never fully recedes, and The Weight of Memory may prove satisfying mainly to readers who love ambiguity.
Best for: Adults who wish to sink down into an imaginative and immersive reverie.
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