Friday, April 16, 2010
RANSOMED DREAMS by Sally John
Sheridan Montgomery was living her dream. Her marriage to Eliot, the U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, allowed her to use that influence to help women less fortunate. But all that changed in a matter of seconds. The loss of a good friend and her husband crippled leaves her living a secluded life in a small village in Mexico. Life is not so good but she feels somewhat safe until Luke Traynor shows up and disrupts her carefully constructed safety zone. Her sister Calissa, sent him to bring her back to Chicago where her father lays on his death bed. The evidence that Calissa found indicates their father was involved in illegal business for years. When they begin peeling back the layers of evidence, Sheridan will have to face the truth of not only her father but her mother and her husband. She'll also have to face the strong feelings she has for Luke.
This story was one that was very endearing. The characters were very true to life and their responses were realistic. The book was written in such a way that there is a lot of reflection from the main characters. I really liked that aspect of the story and felt it made it a much richer read. You were really able to understand why the characters were behaving the way they were. The author handled with great wisdom the situation between three of the main characters. She kept me turning pages from the beginning all the way through to it's satisfying conclusion. There were some very interesting twists and turns along the way as well. She tackled some very tough issues but stayed true to God's Word. It's the type of story that while you're reading it you ask yourself "what would I have done?" I definitely recommend Ransomed Dreams. Thank you Tyndale House Publishers for providing this complimentary review copy.