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Plain Fear: Forsaken: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Satan is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour...while masqu

Satan is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour...while masquerading as an angel of light.

This book is an excellent picture of just how that happens. Something traumatic happens. A person gets stuck in the void instead of looking beyond it and letting God fill it w...
Satan is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour...while masquerading as an angel of light.

This book is an excellent picture of just how that happens. Something traumatic happens. A person gets stuck in the void instead of looking beyond it and letting God fill it with something new, and Satan steps in with a great answer. In fact, the answer seems almost too good to be true. Because it is.

It is spiritual warfare 101, but it is so much more. It is Truth on deep, deep levels. The truth of our deep need for love and the ability to trust and believe in something that lasts a lifetime. The Truth of how cunning Satan can be. And the Truth of God's protection, provision, and love.

Leanna Ellis has done a fabulous job of weaving a story of intrigue, suspense, and Truth that not only cuts to the heart of human need but shows with wondrous detail how God puts lives--singular and plural--together for a greater purpose. It is easy to stand in the aftermath of trauma and see what has been lost. It is another thing to stand in the aftermath of trauma and realize there is much to be taken from it...and much to be given to others whether that be in compassion, love, wisdom, skill set, or simple presence. One never knows how God will use one's own pain or one's own loss to be the healing balm or to bring victory to another...especially to someone who feels "Forsaken".

posted by JerriB on July 18, 2012

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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Amish and Vampires don't mix

Plain Fear: Forsaken is not spooky or at all an atmospheric vampire paranormal story. Although not a book I would normally read, this book was recommended to be by a co-worker because I am a vampire fan. This is the first book I've read where the lead characters were Am...
Plain Fear: Forsaken is not spooky or at all an atmospheric vampire paranormal story. Although not a book I would normally read, this book was recommended to be by a co-worker because I am a vampire fan. This is the first book I've read where the lead characters were Amish. I felt that there wasn¿t a huge presence of the Amish styles though, just some key term words thrown around, and some Bible scripture, and poof, it¿s an Amish book. Either way I read the blurb about the book and felt compelled to see how a vampire tied into an Amish story. The writing is flat and the characters the same. It doesn't take much on the reader's part to figure out who the vampire Avika is. This book takes on several different points of view and the ending is left wide open, if felt incomplete and rushed. I spent much of this book, hoping it would get better and hoping there would be some twist I missed, something to make me go ¿OH!¿, but nothing came. Overall, this book was a big miss for me, I wish it had been more but it is what it is; which is, Vampires with the Amish.

posted by Meli_Green on December 3, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Why is this in Christian fiction?

    Not a Christian novel no matter how you look at it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    not good

    I did not like this book, I could not keep reading it. To weird and not keeping with the amish tradition and community.

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