Dark Well of Decision [NOOK Book]

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In one frightening moment,after peering into the foreboding opening of an ancient well, 13-year-old Zoe finds herself pulled by a strange force down into its liquid depths. Trapped and completely alone, she cries out to a God she isn't sure exists.In the midst of another world,she is faced with the biggest decision of her life while pitted against a powerful evil that seeks to destroy her.
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Overview

In one frightening moment,after peering into the foreboding opening of an ancient well, 13-year-old Zoe finds herself pulled by a strange force down into its liquid depths. Trapped and completely alone, she cries out to a God she isn't sure exists.In the midst of another world,she is faced with the biggest decision of her life while pitted against a powerful evil that seeks to destroy her.
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Editorial Reviews

Aaron Lazar
Anne Kimberly has written a magical tale that held the interest of this adult. Recommended as a book to read to young ones as well as perfectly suited for teenagers.
R Keating
What a great book! Zoe's spiritual adventure is spellbinding & exciting. Well written & imaginative,Dark Well of Decision captures your attention & keeps your interest to the very end. With elements of fantasy books such as Alice in Wonderland, The Borrowers & The Hobbit, it has something for everyone, no mattter what their age. An amazing way to help explain the concept of God & Good vs Evil to a child!
Sandra Gleespen
Dark Well of Decision is a great read for young or grandmas like me! The action flows nicely with the redemptive message woven throughout. This would make a nice gift for a grandchild.
C. Fern Cook
This fiction story keeps to its Christian roots. It is great way to teach about the forces good and evil without sounding like a preacher. For its target market of Christian fiction for young adults I give it five stars for entertaining and giving its readers a solid Christian message at the same time.
Linda Reviewer
What a wonderful book! This title is filled with virtuous endeavors, adventure, suspense, humor, and everything that makes it impossible to put down. It is about trust and, ultimately, who we really are and what we are. The book is very well written & holds a child's attention which can be hard to do. A fantastic family read!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044189867
  • Publisher: Highland Press Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author

Anne resides with her husband of 30 years, a huge dog, two cats, and a posse of chickens in an old farmhouse in Ohio. As a young girl, she found it difficult to comprehend how much God loved and valued her as a person, so she was determined to make that discovery easier for her own granddaughter. Her first young adult inspirational, Dark Well of Decision, is now available. It is her hope that it captures the imagination and attention of other readers while helping them along on their own journey to find the reality of God.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

    Both young and old will enjoy this story┬┐

    Zoe is looking down a well on her grandmother¿s farm suddenly, she falls in. When she cries out to God for help, He sends Kristo and Kitia. Ophis is determined to steal her soul. Can she resist the temptations that he offers? Dark Well of Decision has strong Christian overtones. Anne Kimberly weaves a beautiful tale of fantasy. Dark Well of Decision uses biblical stories throughout her plot. In simple terms, she explains our relationship with Jesus Christ. I am reminded of the song ¿The Name of Jesus.¿ Both adults and children will enjoy Dark Well of Decision.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2008

    A magical tale

    Thirteen-year-old Zoe lives in the country on a beautiful farm and is kept company by her grandmother and her two geese. When her chores are done, she¿s given the freedom to roam the woods and fields like a child of the fifties and learns to love every aspect of nature. But Zoe doesn¿t escape the usual trials of becoming a teenager. She questions her value as a young woman, feeling unattractive and comparing herself to the perfect and impossible standards seen on billboards and television. She tries hard to be a good person, helping her grandmother on the farm while her parents work hard at their respective jobs. Yet she can¿t help question her grandmother¿s unswerving faith. Does God really exist? Does he know she¿s suffering? Does he care? Questions plaque the young lady at an alarming rate, in concert with the new hormones that race throughout her body, lending emotional highs and lows typical of children at this age. When she stops to peer down into an old well on her grandparents¿ property, she sees a glimmer of something in the darkness that wasn¿t there before. She looks harder, and harder¿ yet the vision isn¿t clear. Finally, with all her concentration, she strains her eyes and focuses down deep in the well, and is immediately drawn through a tiny hole to the cold water on the bottom of the well. Crying out for God¿s help after hours standing in the frigid water, Zoe almost gives up. No one hears her, and she fears all is lost. Yet after a particularly soulful plea to the Almighty, she spies a tiny balcony on the side of the well that she hadn¿t seen earlier. This begins Zoe¿s magical adventure into the land of ¿¿, where she meets people from a miniature subterranean culture, including the kindly ¿. And ¿.. With their love and support, Zoe learns about their purpose in life and is given an unexpected new respect for every tiny morsel that nature prepares in the ground above. From a single currant berry to the soft down of a dandelion, these people use each gift from God with care and gratitude. Zoe¿s real test comes when faced with a ¿rescue¿ that swims before her eyes with great allure. A beautiful woman, a table laden with luscious feasts, the warmth of the sunshine, her grandparents¿ farm¿ But is it real? With great inner strength, Zoe recognizes the dangers of evil and restores her faith in God. Anne Kimberly has written a magical tale that held the interest of this adult. Recommended as a book to read to young ones as well as perfectly suited for teenagers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2008

    well written and faith driven

    I enjoyed reading the Dark Well of Decision very much. The characters were well described and colorful. The book was well written and holds ones interest. The faith of the child was inspirational. Highly recommend for preteen and teens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2008

    a wonderful book

    I loved the way this book explained the concept of God to a young girl. Wonderfully written, it is both imaginative and truthful & has elements of other childhood favorites such as Alice In Wonderland, The Borrowers & The Hobbit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    A Magical and Emotional Read

    This up and coming author has an amazing way with words and pulls the reader into a tangible reality. Dark Well of Decision was an easy read and I think this book would be of great value to the pre-teen audience as the main character is a girl who is struggling to find herself and her beliefs. Her whimsical journey keeps you on the edge of your seat! A great gift indeed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    A Must Read for Tweens

    This is a captivating story of a young girl faced with making a serious decision about her life and the adventure she goes through to make that decision. A fast read with the story potential of many sequels. This is a 'don't miss' book! Makes a great gift!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2008

    A reviewer

    What a wonderful book! This title is filled with virtuous endeavors, adventure, suspense, humor, and everything that makes it impossible to put down. It is about trust and, ultimately, who we really are and what we are. The book is very well written & holds a child's attention which can be hard to do. A fantastic family read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    Inventive Story

    I found the story of Dark Well of Decision very good. The discriptions were very well done and the characters were ones that were easy to relate to. Mrs. Kimberly puts the reader into the story and causes them to realize that a decision is needed in their own life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2008

    Purposefully Written

    The attention to detail made it very easy for me to fall into this young girls life story. It took me back to my moment of decision with God. Life has been painful at times and I have often allowed that pain to pad my soul in an effort to protect myself.The vivid discovery process made me not want to stop reading. Thank you for taking me back to that tender place of surrender and the gentle reminder of purpose in life.

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