Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Darkness Before Dawn Book Review

I have a wonderful book called Darkness Before Dawy written by Ace Collins that you are really going to appreciate!
Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:
On the same night she discovers she is pregnant, twenty-eight-year-old nurse Meg Richards’s husband is killed in an auto accident caused by a drunken teen. James Thomas comes from one of the most influential families in the community.  
He’s a star athlete and glamour boy at the local high school. But the accident he caused will change his life—and Meg’s future—forever.

Angered by her senseless loss and facing life as a single mother, Meg blames God for what has happened and considers a decision that could change her life even further. Enraged by the brutal trial and the court’s decision, Meg starts down a frightening path of retribution.  
When the opportunity for revenge comes unexpectedly, will Meg follow through? Or will the remnants of her faith lead her in a different direction?
Wow, this is almost weird that I pick two books so similar. This one is about Meg who is a nurse and she finds out she is pregnant and can't wait to tell her husband. Unfortunately, a car accident kills him and she finds out a local teen was drunk and on top of that he is the son of a judge!

Boy, I can already see where this is going, can't you? The other bad thing is that they all went to the same church together and they knew each other.

She does not get the verdict she wanted and she is filled with hate and revenge. I get that. I have had that in my heart a time or two about several incidents in my life but in the end, I have learned that I can't be the judge of this person. So, now, my famous saying is what alot of people say, I guess, he will be judged before God when the time comes and I need to leave it be.

Meg will get there and in a way she never expected. But, strangely, that is actually how real life happens and I am grateful when author's tell the truth and make it believeable because it really does happen that way.

Trying to give a story a sugar coated version of utopic fantasty hurts everyone and they buy into that and the next thing you know, we have people thinking they are owed something. It doesn't work that way and I am glad for both Meg and James, the drunk teenager in the end find this out.

Yes, life is messy and not always fair. All I can do is pray to God and hopefully try to understand his way of thinking instead of my way of thinking.

Happy Reading!