A Righteous Wind

A Righteous Wind

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by Janice Daugharty
     
 

In acclaimed southern author Janice Daugharty’s apocalyptic Biblical thriller, the Rapture comes not with spectral flourishes or rumors of war but with unemployed former real estate agent Shelton Teasdale waking from a nap in his rural Georgia home to find the power off and his wife gone.
At first, he thinks she is out with her pet goats, but going outside

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In acclaimed southern author Janice Daugharty’s apocalyptic Biblical thriller, the Rapture comes not with spectral flourishes or rumors of war but with unemployed former real estate agent Shelton Teasdale waking from a nap in his rural Georgia home to find the power off and his wife gone.
At first, he thinks she is out with her pet goats, but going outside their small frame house, he sees that her old Jeep isn’t parked in its usual place. Depressed about his job situation and lethargic about life in general, Shelton shrugs off the peculiar circumstance at first, but as evening arrives he grows worried. Next, he notices his cell phone is dead.
He sets out in his pickup truck with his dog beside him. Driving up the long dirt road running by his house, he begins to smell and see smoke out over the woods near the highway that Elaine takes to her job in the nearby town of Valdosta. When he reaches the highway he sees automobiles in every direction, some burning, some wrecked and others only parked, but empty.
A massive traffic accident? Terrified, Shelton searches for Elaine amidst the wreckage. He finds her Jeep with her cell phone on the front seat and, next to it, her purse with all her belongings inside. Bizarrely, she left the ignition turned on, and the Jeep has run out gas.
Shelton races to a nearby convenience store to call for help. But the frightening mystery deepens as the manager shoots at Shelton and refuses to talk to him.

By now Shelton is filled with horror. Has the United States been bombed? Has there been a massive terrorist attack? When he makes his way back to his wife’s Jeep with a can of gasoline in hand, a state patrol officer orders him out of the vehicle . . . and then scans the microchip on the top of Shelton’s right hand.
Shelton bolts, unwilling to risk being jailed for reasons he can’t comprehend. He becomes a wanted man.
In Daugharty’s A RIGHTEOUS WIND, the United States is a place of big brotherism gone out of control, where the citizenry is under the thumb of an international cabal known as the World Government System, headed by an iconic former President who was once hailed as a savior but is now revealed as the embodiment of evil—the Anti-Christ.
Filled with poignant religious themes, the dark secrets of the political superpowers, and the struggles of the ordinary people left behind to face the Tribulation, A RIGHTEOUS WIND is a thought-provoking suspense novel that readers of apocalyptic fiction will add to their keeper shelves.
“Janice Daugharty is a born storyteller.” – Joyce Carol Oates
“Janice Daugharty is a natural-born writer, one of those Georgia women like O'Connor, McCullers, or Siddons who are best grown in small towns, a long way from city lights. There is a lot of red clay and long nights in every line she puts on paper." --- Pat Conroy

Janice Daugharty’s 1997 novel, EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT, (HarperCollins) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of seven acclaimed novels and one short story collection. She has served as writer-in-residence at Valdosta State University, in Valdosta, Georgia, near her home, and is now writer-in-residence at Abraham Baldwin College. Visit the author at www.janicedaugharty.com

Special thanks to my editor at Belle Bride Books, Deb Smith, for this long description of "A Righteous Wind"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000724248
Publisher:
Janice Daugharty
Publication date:
10/19/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
149,296
File size:
260 KB

Meet the Author

Janice Daugharty, artist in residence at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, in Tifton, Georgia, is the author of 7 print novels and two story collections. Her newest novel, "The Little Known," is now available in ebook and print. Daugharty is in the process of uploading e-stories to Smashwords for your reading pleasure. For more on this author visit www.janicedaugharty.com See "Fans of Janice Daugharty" on Facebook and author profile at HarperCollins.com. I have a new print and ebook novel coming out at the end of Feb 2011. The title is "Heir to the Everlasting."

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A Righteous Wind 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good fictional take on the rapture but it is not biblical
yoopergirlSM More than 1 year ago
This wasn't the Left Behind Series, but in some ways I liked it better. The suffering Kim and Shelton go through is more realistic to me. This book is well worth reading!
need2readVC More than 1 year ago
This book was intense. It really makes you think. The families in this book missed out on the Rapture but hope to make it by the second coming of Jesus. Heavy stuff. Kept me draw in a I couldn't put it down. I think I read this all in one day only to take bathroom breaks. And yes I skipped lunch and dinner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry folks but I keep touching the wrong little buttons on this tiny keyboard. I give up. I guess I am not to give my two cents worth of an explanation tonight. So just let me say this. This is an excellent book, well written, interesting and holds, no grips, your attention from beginning to the end. Would highly advise anyone with just a few hours to spare READ THIS BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not that it was bad. Just couldn't get into it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting take on Rapture.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it took a few chapters to get into this book, but then I could hardly put it down. I think you would have to understand what the rapture is. I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writer jumped around a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Made me think of what may really happen after the rapture. I dont agree with previous posts comparing this to the left behind series. Completely different point of view.And the whole book is just that.... a whole book. Not a series of however many books to complete a series! This was definitely worth my time.
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Very enlightening
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Worth reading
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GOOD & interesting read. Enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh I loved this book. Very good.
lexizahn More than 1 year ago
While not totally within my idea of the "end," this was a really good book. I really feel for those who gave a low rating because of the abrupt ending. This book was about one family and what they suffered and what they survived. If the ending were not abrupt...it would not have been a happy ending of life everlasting in Heaven. I would have liked there to be more of the Bible and praying and learning to know Jesus in the book but overall it was great and even gave me a more visual view of the second coming of Christ. And for those who didn't get it...all three of them made it to Heaven!
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The day is coming when something like this could be real....make sure you KNOW where you will spend eternity...whether you believe the Scriptures, or not, they will come to pass as it is written....I would not want to miss out on Heaven for all this world could offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best book ever. I love how I could relate to the characters! :D