Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On My Nightstand - Flee From Evil by Connie Almony

This is a multi-layered story about two people, whose paths cross again. They've both changed after becoming Christians, but Cassandra has a hard time believing Vince has truly turned his life around. With two kids, one autistic, her protective instincts are at high alert.

Author Connie Almony did a good job with the characters. I thought the story benefited from the addition of the autistic child. Autism has become more common, and I learned quite a bit about the subject.

I did get a bit annoyed with the heroine's intense grudge but found it more understandable as past incidents were revealed. The element of suspense ramped up the tension for me and lifted it from a simple romance to a riveting story.

This book gets five stars. I'm looking forward to the next story in this series.

Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher requested a favorable review. I didn't receive any payment, and all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Writers:  Have you thought about including characters with disabilities in your stories? Please share.

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Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

I read a story once about someone who had to deal with a parent progressing in Alzheimer, that was quite touching and real. Thanks for the review.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja - Thanks for sharing. It's hard to watch our parents grow older, especially those with diseases that rob them of their memories.