What a lovely story!
I pretty much inhaled the tale at one sitting. It was so effortless to be engaged in the story, as all the elements of it were so well thought out, twined into a tale of danger and death, faith and growth, as well as soulmates and second chances.
Building up tension and believable suspense and action in a small confined space, that is moving across the Canadian wilderness could be a challenge, yet the author manages to bring up the intensity from the very start, and hold it high up till the very end. The twisted plot unravels with the help of the Henry brothers, but I have to say, Erica Knight and her son Zander can manage to hold their own. Erica is a brave, strong, capable woman who is not afraid to take the lead and act when needed. And Zander, the little soldier, he is so adorable, while daring, smart, and fast on his feet. Zander stole the scene every time he walks on the stage, and I love him.
Nick Henry might have been a hotheaded, irresponsible young man, but he had to grow up fast after facing the consequences of his mistakes and actions. He lost Erica once, his best friend and the only girl he ever loved, so this opportunity to stop the train heist, and rescue the travelers, it was more than just act of bravery, it was necessary for a new chance for Erica and Nick.
The connection between Erica and Nick was palpable and real. The hurt from the past still bites, showing how deep the chemistry between them even now burned, yet there was hope for the reunion through redemption and forgiveness.
One thing that I admired in this story was the strong presence of the faith in God in both Erica's and Nick's hearts and minds. In everything that they were, every situation they faced, their first thought was a prayer, showing where the foundation of their lives was built on.
The intensity of the story was visible in every element of the tale, in the suspense, romance, as well as in the faith of the protagonists. The importance of family was everything to them, as they boldly face the danger, and fight for their lives while facing their past mistakes.
I truly enjoyed the author's voice, her style to tell the tale, and pull the reader into the world where the known truth was challenged, everyone's lives were in the line of danger, and past mistakes had a chance to corrected if survived, new lives and possibilities arising from the deadly threat to their existence.
A breathtaking story in many ways
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Maggie K. Black is an award-winning journalist with a thirst for adventure. She's lived in the American South, Europe and Middle East, and left a piece of her heart in each. She now makes her home in Canada, where she writes stories that make her heart race, chases her dog around the park and shares her adventures with her one true love and and their two daughters.