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Publisher's Summary

Running not only for her own life, but that of her unborn baby, Serenah moves across the country to a little town outside of Spokane Washington called Newport. It's here she'll begin to build a new life and go by a different name in the hopes of staying hidden from her abusive husband John. Can Serenah find happiness in her new life? Or will the past eventually catch up to her?

From the best-selling inspirational Christian romance author T.K. Chapin comes a story of love, faith and passion that will keep you listening to see what happens next.

©2016 T.K. Chapin (P)2016 T.K. Chapin

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Soo Good

I got this book via audiobook boom. I loved this story. It is a story of faith, strength and the ability to make lemonade out of lemons. After living in an abusive situation and escaping then finding the one man that God has for you was remarkable. It makes you think about how when you read the Bible with understanding rather than through someone else's eyes. This story made me think and continue to listen until the end.

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Christian confusing covenant?

Not as Christian based as originally thought. The scheming to bring John and romance while still married perplexed me.

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I guess I'm not fond of Christian Romance

No complaints against the narrator. I just did not care for the way the story unfolded.

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Wanted so much more from a Christian Romance

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This story did not seem realistic to life. I was hopeful for a good story of God's redemption. Instead it portrayed unrealistic events. I will admit I've never been in an abusive relationship. I found the main character's responses, the action of the abuser and the other characters unrealistic. For example if a sweet girl had lived in town for a year, in a town that claims to be friendly and loving, the townspeople side with her rather than her abusive husband when he shows up saying negative things about her. And really, would a police officer not come when a woman calls to say she's been beaten up by her husband? The Christian parts felt stuffed into the story rather than the redemptive part of the story. Such a disappointment.

What was most disappointing about T.K. Chapin’s story?

The unrealistic details of the events of the story.

What about Susan Fouche’s performance did you like?

The reader did a good job reading the story and putting emotion into it. She has a pleasant voice and the characters were distinct.

Any additional comments?

I hope this is not evidence of the quality of this author since I read "best-selling" author in the reviews.

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  • Reg
  • McKinney, TX
  • 02-21-17

Perseverance Pays Off

A woman slowly realizes that her husband’s beatings are not due solely to alcohol use and decides to leave him to save her life and the life of their unborn child. She moves as far away from him as she possibly can and makes a new life for herself under an assumed name. Just when she is becoming accepted into the tight knit community, and possibly falling in love again against her better judgment, her husband shows up in town.

She is not sure about the man she is falling for. He has shown a willingness to be violent. But her also appears to be a kind person and a godly man. He is struggling with his own dilemma at the moment and this makes him appear to be something that he is not.

This book has no surprises, is a story we have all seen before, and, of course, has a somewhat sappy ending. Despite this, there is a good message here. Trust in the Lord to guide you in all ways and you will find tranquility. Life is not perfect, will never be perfect but we can find peace in living our life according to His will.

Susan Fouche does a fine narration. She paces the story just right to capture the drama and tension created by the story and her male voices were good.

I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.

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New Beginnings

Which character – as performed by Susan Fouche – was your favorite?

I thought Ms. Fouche did a nice job with the various characters in the cast. I could only give 3.5-4 stars due to the loud breaths throughout the narration. It was distracting.

I did find Serena a bit irritating. Perhaps that was how she was written. She just seemed to waiver on making some really important decisions (like speaking to Charlie before things happened) or purposely egging John on. I didn't think those scenarios were realistic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I felt the abuse scenes were well done. The thoughts going through the mind of Serena (why she didn't leave earlier in the relationship) were spot on.

Any additional comments?

I didn't like how the police chief just blew off Serena's call for help the first time. It was irritating for a person in law enforcement to be depicted this way.

Mr. Chapin creates a well-developed story in such a short time. I would have liked a longer story to get to really know John, Serena and Charlie.

I received a free copy via audiobook boom in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Great Read

This was a good Christian book and the narration was very well done. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author ,narrator or publisher

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Very real

What did you like best about this story?

I was happy to see Serenha get out of that marriage and get on with her life

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The abuse scenes were spot on terrifying and believable. I lived them too. Glad she got away.

Any additional comments?

“I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, in exchange for an unbiased review”

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A Christian Romance..

Any additional comments?


This book was well written with well rounded characters.

Serenah, the female lead is running from an abusive husband and decides to make a new

life in Newport, Washington.

The story line held a bit of mystery and romance that kept me engaged until the end.


Susan Fouche did well with the narration.

Note:
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."