Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shadows on the Sand: A Book Review

Book Review: Shadows on the Sand

Things are looking fishy in Seaside, New Jersey  home of Carrie's Cafe. Owner of Carrie's Cafe, Carrie Carter, is stumped by the recent disappearance of her young dishwasher, Jase. She's not the only one. Carrie's Cafe's regulars have their own suspicions. With fingers pointed at Carrie's own young waitress' boyfriend, suspicions rise when, she too, disappears.  Only things change with her reappearance and with the creepy actions of a local drug dealer. Throw in a new relationship taking shape, the past finding it's way into her present, a broken relationship with God and you have a frazzled Carrie Carter. Who will ultimately be to blame for the murder of Jase, and why? Will Carrie's life ever be the same?

Gayle Roper is a talented author. Her characters in Shadows on the Sand seem like people that could be found in any town. Their quirks are the same of most small towns and cities a like. It's easy to relate to their "issues". The reader will  find they have to work through their own problems as each character confronts the suffocating areas of their past and present. The story line is mysterious in nature, leading the reader to wrestle with the possible outcomes.

I found Shadows on the Sand to be entertaining. There were a of couple deep past issues of the characters that were dealt with, but that did not affect me as a reader. That was different, not bad, but different. Would I recommend it to you? Sure, if you like Christian fiction. I only have one complaint. I thought the twitter references were overboard and unnecessary. They sounded like they were written from an older perspective. It was a minor detail that added little to the story. That being said, I loved Shadows on the Sand and recommend you add it to your reading list.

*I was given a free copy of Shadows on the Sand by Gayle Roper from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

In His Name,
Jennifer

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