Archive for 2008
Book 2 of the Deadly Decor Mystery series was an enjoyable, entertaining, and at times moving.
In this book we learn more about Haley Farrell and the darkness that she’s experienced.
The beginning of the book I had trouble getting into it, Bella and her cat kind of bug me. But as I continued to read the more I enjoyed the story and the development of the characters. Especially the developing relationship between Haley and Dutch. I purchased book 3 when I purchased book 2 so I ‘m going to go ahead and finish the series. I’m looking forward to seeing the resolution of this story line.
Well, I’ve heard a lot about this book so I finally read it. I try hard when I write a review not to give away the story. This review will be hard to do that.
When I read a story I look for a line of redemption or ways that God points out areas of my life that are needing fixing through the characters in the story. To say the least I got hit between the eyes many times reading this story. Blaming God for all my problems, wrapped up in the rules and regulations of religion. I think the thing that I brought away from this book is that God is about relationship. Like Mack, I’ve looked at God and the Trinity as a hierarchic where God the father was the head and Jesus and the Holy Spirit somehow weren’t as “important’ or they weren’t on the same level as the Father God. If the example given in this book is accurate, the members of the Trinity are equal and relational.
God wants relationship with us.
As far as the story itself. It was well written. Though the story at times was difficult to read due to the nature of “The Great Sadness.” As a parent the thought of losing a child is painful.
I would recommend this story if you enjoy looking for the symbolism that this story contains.
In this story we have Tammy Lynn Taylor or is it Tami Taylor? A third year law student from a conservative and strict holiness background. She was raised in the strictest environment, however, this isn’t a story of how she rebels from that strict upbringing. It is a story of how as a young Christian woman who is venturing into a very worldly arena learns how to stand up for what she believes.
This is also a story of the relentless pursuit of truth, regardless of the consequences. It is also a story of forgiveness and redemption.
It appears this is the first in a series for Robert Whitlow. Hopefully he plans to continue developing the characters he introduced in this story. These characters are very real and very easy to relate with and most importantly they’re likable.