Thursday, May 2, 2013

PAST DARKNESS by Laurel Woiwide

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Past Darkness
Crossway (April 30, 2013)
Laurel Woiwode


Laurel Woiwode graduated with honors from Jamestown College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in both English and History. She works with ESL students, writes movie reviews at, works on writing and editing projects, and is always ready for outdoor adventures. Laurel grew up in rural North Dakota, has had an avid interest in animals, nature, and literature since childhood, and she is the author of Past Darkness.


Gabrielle Larson is an average, 15 year old girl living in Chicago when tragedy strikes. In the aftermath, she is forced to relocate to rural North Dakota and henceforth spends the next chapter of her life learning to cope with trials involving everything from family to faith. Laurel Woiwode, daughter of critically acclaimed novelist Larry Woiwode, offers here a moving story that will be appreciated by female and male readers alike. Past Darkness is not preachy or heavy-handed, but rather a touching story about the importance of family, the power of music, and the ever-present mercy of God.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Past Darkness, go HERE,

My thoughts...

Gabrielle loses her parents and delves into a darkness that is heartbreaking. She must leave her home in the city to live on a ranch in South Dakota.

The storyline sounded interesting but once I started reading I soon found the book didn't hold my attention. After the tragedy nothing happened to keep it moving at a good pace, it was dull and to my surprise there was offensive language in this Christian fiction book. Not a good thing in my opinion.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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