Litfuse Group: "Darkness Before Dawn" by Ace Collins Book Review

By Ruth on April 30, 2013 in book, review
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Will grief push Meg over the edge?
On the same night she discovers she is pregnant, twenty-eight-year-old nurse Meg Richards’s husband is killed in an auto accident caused by a drunken teen. James Thomas comes from one of the most influential families in the community. He’s a star athlete and glamour boy at the local high school. But the accident he caused will change his life—and Meg’s future—forever.
Angered by her senseless loss and facing life as a single mother, Meg blames God for what has happened and considers a decision that could change her life even further. Enraged by the brutal trial and the court’s decision, Meg starts down a frightening path of retribution. When the opportunity for revenge comes unexpectedly, will Meg follow through? Or will the remnants of her faith lead her in a different direction?
Bestselling author Ace Collins has written more than 60 books including novels “Swope’s Ridge” and “Words of the Father”, as well as the nonfiction “Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas”; and “Lassie: A Dog’s Life”. His books have become movies and network television specials. Ace Collins has sold more than 1.5 million books during his career and makes his home in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. AceCollins.com

Darkness Before Dawn by Ace Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As I have stated many times in reviews, I am not generally a fan of contemporary fiction.  Well, this is one of those rare occasions when I can say that I could hardly put this book down, and it is contemporary fiction.  It is also Christian and includes no profanity nor bedroom scenes.  But that does not mean that everything is happy and cheery all the time.  I truly felt for Meg, and it was sad to watch her go down a road she didn’t need to.  I am not being critical of her because after all, I have never in my life lost someone I love like this.

I loved the Christian message that Ace Collins wove into the very fabric of the book.  I found myself emotionally connecting with Meg more than once, and it was so glorious to see commitments to God being made.  I found myself really getting angry over the defense attorney in the courtroom.  And it really gets to me when I realize that the way things are described is not so far from the truth.

This is a book that can be enjoyed by all, and I believe teens should read it, too.  It is a good reminder that drinking and driving don’t mix.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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