Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tandem by Tracey Bateman - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from the publisher)
Lauryn McBride is grateful for the opportunity to save her family’s business from bankruptcy by overseeing an auction in Abbey Hills. But the arrival of a peculiar woman and the return of a former almost love draws her attention away from her singular goal of protecting her aging father. When signs emerge indicting that ritualistic murders have returned to Ozarks, Lauryn is pulled into a battle against an ancient evil.

My Thoughts:

“I’m falling, yes, but there’s someone with me who understands the art of falling together. His arms are strong, His experience vast, and we’re falling….tandem.”

(p. 312)

What a COOL story!! Now folks, I’m not a vampire fan by any means, but Tracy Bateman can take the concept of vampires and create a story so believable, so suspenseful, so filled with human longing and emotion, that you are drawn into the tale completely. As this tale weaves together many lives, many circumstances, two seemingly incompatible creatures, the reader begins to see a story of grace and mercy develop. As circumstance are revealed and relationships established, readers learn that all of us hang on tightly to the controls of our lives – the memories – the relationships – the emotions – never yielding control to the Father who loves us and cares infinitely more than we know about our circumstance.

The cost of not yielding control of our lives is often greater than we think our heart can bear. However, as we begin to let go and seek something greater than ourselves, we find out we are not alone – even as it feels that life is falling apart.

This is a VERY COOL story!! Kind of creepy, kind of small-town cozy, very suspenseful – and with a subtle and believable thread of God’s grace underlying it all. When you see Tracy Bateman’s name on the cover, you are in for a great read!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

About the Author:

TRACEY BATEMAN is an award-winning author of more than thirty books including Thirsty. Tracey has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers since it began and served as its president for nearly two years. She lives in Missouri with her husband and four children.

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