Saturday, April 28, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Widow of Saunders Creek

The Widow of Saunders Creek
By: Tracey Bateman
Published by WaterBrook Press
Copyright 2012

This book has it all.  A tragedy in a young woman's life.  One from which she does not wish to recover.  Seemingly unrequited love.  Just a hint of the paranormal.  And overall, the love of family willing to help a woman get past her tragedy and begin to live again.  Throughout the book the love of God for His children shines through.
It has been six months since Corrie Saunders has buried her young husband, Jarrod.  A war hero.  That's what everyone says.  Even the military has called him a hero.  While he was stationed in Iraq he rushed to try to prevent tragedy by a suicide bomber.  But Corrie doesn't want a dead hero.  She wants her husband back! 
Ever since the funeral she has been living with her mother.  Now, she is determined to move into the home she had been refurbishing while Jarrod was overseas.  After all, the home had belonged in his family since his grandparents' time.  Now it was theirs, or rather hers.  And that was now causing another problem.  Some in the family felt that the home should revert back to the Saunders family.  After all, Corrie and Jarrod had not had any children. 

Corrie's first night in the home she wished for Jarrod so hard, was so angry and upset that he had left her.  How could he be so selfish to leave her?  In anguish, she cried out for Jarrod to speak to her. Slowly, the front porch swing on which she was sitting began to swing, as if it was being pushed.  Could it be Jarrod?  

Jarrod's cousin Eli has been helping Corrie re-do the house.  Can Eli also help Corrie learn to accept that her husband is gone?  What will he do with his developing feelings for Corrie?  Will Eli's love for God, his quiet faith help?

Read the first chapter and see if you can resist getting the book.  Author Tracey Bateman has successfully woven the elements of a good romance, a suspenseful look into the spirit world (it exists, and it is not of God), and the love of God.  I hope you will enjoy the book as much as I did.

In order to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations, please note that this book was provided compliments of  WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

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