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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ransomed Dreams...Review


About the book:
With the flash of a bullet, Sheridan Montgomery’s world ceased to exist.

Her husband, Eliot—the U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela—may have physically survived the assassination attempt, but he would never be the same again. And Sheridan had accepted that neither would their marriage.

But when a man that Sheridan had hoped to never see again brings new information about her past, it spins her life down a side road—a path that makes her question everything she thought she knew about herself, her husband, and their life together.

Does a promise last forever when everything has changed? With honesty and grace, best-selling author Sally John tells a moving story about the unexpected detours our lives can take and the hope that it’s never too late to find our way back.

I hate it when reviews don't come easily.  This is the first book I've read by Sally John and I don't think it will be my last.  When their lives are devastated by an assassin's bullet, Eliot and Sheridan retreat to a remote town in Mexico to recover.  Sheridan is terrified of the real world and angry at her situation and husband.  Eliot is tortured with chronic pain and can't bear his wife's touch.  Together they struggle to simply survive.

When Sheridan's estranged family reappears in her life with secrets and additional heartache, she is forced to face her fears.

This isn't a fast-paced story, but it is a moving one.  Sally John perfectly captures the emotions and heartache of shattered hopes and dreams as well as the longing and desire for security and devotion.  Sheridan and Eliot's story is a compelling story of love and forgiveness.  An honest, thought-provoking book and one I can easily recommend.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Tyndale House Publishers for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Sally John here. You can read the first chapter here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 8/10

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4/5 Stars


1 comment:

Kay Richardson said...

oooh. that sounds good. i normally like books with more sex, however. and talking animals. i'm a sucker for talking animals.