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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Widow Of Saunders Creek

A grief that knows no boundary.
A love without any limit.
A need that doesn’t end at death.

Corrie Saunders grew up in a life of privilege. But she gave it all up for Jarrod, her Army husband, a man she knew was a hero when she vowed to spend her life with him. She just didn’t expect her hero to sacrifice his life taking on an Iraqi suicide bomber. Six months after Jarrod’s death, Corrie retreats to the family home her husband inherited deep in the Missouri Ozarks. She doesn’t know how to live without Jarrod—she doesn’t want to.

By moving to Saunders Creek and living in a house beloved by him, she hopes that somehow her Jarrod will come back to her. Something about the house suggests maybe he has. Corrie begins to wonder if she can feel Jarrod’s presence. Jarrod’s cousin Eli is helping Corrie with the house’s restoration and he knows that his dead cousin is not what Corrie senses. Eli, as a believing man and at odds with his mystically-oriented family members, thinks friendly visits from beyond are hogwash. But he takes spirits with dark intentions seriously. Can he convince Corrie that letting go of Jarrod will lead to finding her footing again— and to the One she can truly put her faith into?

Cafe Lily's Review
I wasn't too sure how I was going to feel about this book.  The subject matter intrigued me, but I was cautious at first, not sure where the author was going to take readers, regarding demonic activity.  This story is a great example of just how easy it is to fall prey to deception. 

Corrie is broken hearted after losing her beloved husband, and goes back the home they had planned to live in, in search of some peace.  While there, Corrie encounters some strange activities in the house, that at one point, she thinks is her deceased husband.

The author writes from a Christian perspective, and I think she does a fantastic job at exposing the tricks, lies and deceit of necromancy.  Well meaning relatives think they are helping Corrie by offering to communicate with Jarrod, but the author shows how opening the door to the demonic realm, even just a crack, can lead us down the wrong path.

I enjoyed the story and highly encourage you to read it for yourself.   This book surprised me, as I wasn't expecting it to play out the way it did.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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