Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Unexpected Dismounts

Author: Nancy Rue
Publisher: David C. Cook
October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6492-8
Genre: women’s fiction

Allison Chamberlain thought she was doing everything God required of her. She is mentoring five former prostitutes and trying to help orphans. And coping with unexpected feelings.

But now she’s experiencing UNEXPECTED DISMOUNTS. A distant relative challenges an adoption Allison hopes for. An influential businessman tries to stop her prostitute ministry. A piece of her past elbows it’s way in.

As Allison picks herself up over and over again, she realizes she might have to give up everything she loves just to stay upright.

UNEXPECTED DISMOUNTS is the second book in her The Reluctant Prophet series. The first book The Reluctant Prophet should be read first in order to fully comprehend what is going on in UNEXPECTED DISMOUNTS.

The story is written in first person, which doesn’t appeal to all readers, and starts with celebrating Lent, a practice not all Christians (or prostitutes, in the case of UNEXPECTED DISMOUNTS) engage in. Allison is caring, wanting to help others. I did find the cast of characters confusing. There seemed so many introduced at once. But it’d been a year since I read the first book and forgot a lot. I should've reread it.

The term prophet in this series isn’t used in the biblical way, but instead as someone who teaches others how to get right with God. UNEXPECTED DISMOUNTS will show how you can step out in faith and follow God, no matter where the path goes. $14.99. 400 pages. 

1 comment:

Mary Jackson said...

Sounds like a good read!