Thursday, October 10, 2013

Book Review: Serenity Through the Storm

                                              Today's review is on Serenity Through The Storm by BJ Robinson

Serenity Through The Storm is the second installment in Robinson's Storm's of Life series, and though this is her first attempt at writing a series, she is above and beyond other writers embarking on such a feat.

Serenity Through The Storm flows seamlessly from its predecessor Calm Before The Storm, which has been rereleased on February 22, 2013. The central theme of not only believing and having faith in God, but to also let go of the heavy load that is upon your shoulders and giving it the Lord to carry is maintained effortlessly as well at the love, drama, and quirks of each of the beloved characters.

The woman who had caused so much pain for Vera and Mark is long gone and rotting in a prison cell leaving everyone to get on with their lives. Vera and Douglass have a beautiful daughter and Mark and Serenity tie the knot. After their honeymoon they return to everyday life vowing to maintain their honeymoon in some way.

Serenity continues working at the hospital while Mark goes back to working construction though not in the capacity he would like. He would rather be back working with the heavy machinery, not sitting behind a desk pushing papers all day long. He's confident that because he is able to drive his car with his prosthetic leg he should be able to drive the big equipment as well. So what does Mark do? He climbs up on the grader and grades the gravel road and driveway fronting the office with his best friend and partner Douglass watching.

While the two friends eat lunch at Sissy's Cafe one day, Mark finds himself looking into the eyes of a murderer. Though her nametag said Melinda, all he sees is Tillie. Take into consideration that two convicts had just recently escaped prison and you have one heck of a drama. Is Tillie one of those escaped convicts? Is Melinda really Tillie? And are our four friends safe from this new storm in their lives?

As is par for the course with Robinson's books, I thoroughly enjoyed Serenity Through The Storm. I loved how easily it flowed from book one through the end of this one. As I said to BJ after reading Serenity, I am always amazed that each time I get caught up in day-to-day life and need a reminder that the Lord is in control not me, I am given the opportunity to read another of her fantastic books.

I certainly hope that Douglass, Vera, Mark, and Serenity have seen the last of Tillie, but you never know what will happen next. I, for one, can't wait to find out.

4 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon

Book Description: via Amazon

Mark is a construction worker who loses his wife and a leg in Calm Before the Storm, Volume I of the Storms of Life Series. In Volume 2, Serenity Through the Storm, he marries Serenity, a nurse he met when he was hospitalized, hoping for peace and serenity. A tornado rips through the construction site, and Serenity's red Impala sweeps through the air. Two convicts escape. Douglass and Vera, the main characters from Volume I, and Mark find out storms in life keep rearing their ugly heads. Will he ever find the peace and serenity he's truly looking for? Will he ever find a woman who'll give him a child? Or, will the escaped convicts ruin any hope for peace and serenity? Mark hates his white smooth hands. He's not happy with the desk job Douglass has given him. Will he settle or will he fight to become a heavy equipment operator and foreman again? He wants nothing more than to be back in the motor grader seat again with Serenity for his bride. Can he accomplish such dreams with one leg? Will Serenity be happy and content with a one-legged man as her husband? Can he ever really be the man he once was?




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