Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Shadow of Danger

Author: Jeanne Marie Leach
Publisher: Treble Heart Books
ISBN: 978-1-932695-68-7
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Rachel Ringhold is forced to leave the orphanage she lived in and told that she needs to run for her life and not return. Rachel doesn’t know where to go, until she remembers an old friend, Seb Jemeson. Seb had moved to Colorado, so Rachel starts out to Colorado, walking, much of the way.

When Rachel finally arrives in Colorado, she is malnourished and in bad health. Seb takes her to the doctor, and then to his fiancé’s house. But Seb’s fiancé is not nice to Rachel, so she soon tries to find a new place to live.

When the danger Rachel fled from catches up to her, Rachel wonders if there’s anyone out there who would even try to save her. Can she trust God to see her through?

SHADOW OF DANGER is the second book I’ve read by Ms. Leach. Rachel is a sweet character, quite accepting of what life hands her, and doesn’t make many waves. At times I found her overly naïve for her age, but that could be due to being raised in an orphanage.

The faith message was a bit preachy at times, but the overall message was good and did speak to me and the trials I’m facing at this point. I did like Ms. Leach’s first book better, as this one seemed a bit over-edited with the life sapped out of it, but overall SHADOW OF DANGER is a good story and as well written as several published by more mainstream publishing houses. We will see more by this author. Available from Treble Heart Books at $11.95. 193 pages.

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