Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Widow of Saunders Creek By Tracey Bateman

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah through their Blogging for Books program for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:

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?

My Thoughts:

The Widow of Saunders Creek is the first book by Tracey Bateman that I have had the pleasure of reading.  Corrie Saunders gave up her life of wealth to marry her true love, her hero. Jarred was in the Army and sent over to Iraqi. There he was killed, sacrificing his life to save others.  Eventually Corrie decides to move into a home that her husband had inherited to feel closer to him. As she settles into this home Corrie starts to feel a presence that she believes is Jarrod's.  Jarrod's cousin Eli is helping with the house repairs and he doesn't believe the presence felt is Jarrod but something dark.

The Widow of Saunders Creek is a great story.   This story has suspense, romance, and even some humor at times. Tracey Bateman writes of the supernatural with a Christian perspective, which I truly liked. The characters were well developed and real people experiencing real life. Tracey Bateman writes with authority about the supernatural, the Missouri Ozarks, and good vs. evil. This book grabbed my attention from the start and I had a hard time putting it down. I recommend this book  to those who like suspenseful reads dealing with the paranormal and good vs evil. I cannot wait to read more from Tracey Bateman. I give this book 4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Sounds like an intriguing story but I get way too scared to read something like that :D


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