Saturday, February 21, 2015

"The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman" by Carole Brown

Book Description

 October 21, 2013
Caralynne Hayman is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter at the hands of a radical religious cult—The Children of Righteous Cain. So when her husband, a founding member of the cult, suffers a massive heart attack, Caralynne allows her husband to die.

Caralynne’s secret seems safe until Dayne MacFarland returns, determined to learn the truth about the cult. His investigation and his rekindled love for Caralynne lead the pair toward a confrontation with the group’s elders.

Can Dayne’s love for Caralynne bridge the gulf of anger and bitterness that divides the community? Or will Caralynne’s deadly secrets prove too high a price for her redemption? 

Author Info:Carole Brown's debut novel, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, is a RWA Oklahoma International Digital Award 2nd place winner, a Clash of the Titles top three finalist, a Selah Award finalist in debut novels, and a semi-finalist in the Genesis contest. 

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, she enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband have ministered and counseled across the country. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? 

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My Review:  "The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman" by Carole Brown was a hard book to read as it deals with spousal abuse and sexual abuse of both women and children. There is nothing wrong with the writing, just the subject is an emotional one! But it was a good book. I felt it described cult living and I hope none of my family and friends are ever put in a situation like Caralynne.

This book had me turning the pages to see what was going to happen. I was intrigued with the whole story.

This story is about what evil can do but also about what love and hope and belief in the Lord Jesus can do. 

There was a couple of times I wanted to quit reading this book because of the subject matter but I am so glad I read it to the end, it was a great ending and even though I didn't see it ending the way it did, it was a fitting ending!

I recommend this book but just be prepared to have your tissues handy because it does pull at your heartstrings!

I am giving "The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman" by Carole Brown five stars. 

I was given an ebook copy by Avid Reader in exchange for my honest review.  

1 comment:

  1. Have your tissues ready! Review of The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman!