What Lies Within

What Lies Within

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by Karen Ball
     
 

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Nothing’s going to stop Kyla…
until the ground crumbles beneath her feet.

Kyla Justice has arrived. Her company, Justice Construction, is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful companies in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, something is missing. Not until she’s called on to build a center for inner-city kids does she

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Nothing’s going to stop Kyla…
until the ground crumbles beneath her feet.

Kyla Justice has arrived. Her company, Justice Construction, is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful companies in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, something is missing. Not until she’s called on to build a center for inner-city kids does she realize what it is: her sense of purpose. Now nothing can stop her, not the low budget, not supply problems, not gang opposition, not her boyfriend’s suggestion that she sell her business and marry him–and most especially not that disagreeable Rafael Murphy.

Rafe Murphy understands battle. Wounded in action, this Force Recon Marine carries the scars–and the nightmares–to prove it. Though he can’t fight overseas any longer, he’s found his place as a warrior in the civilian world. So he soldiers on, trusting that one of these days, God will reveal to him why Rafe survived the ambush in Iraq. That day has arrived.

Kyla and Rafe both discover that determination alone won’t carry them through danger and challenges. When gang violence threatens their very foundations, there’s only one way to survive: rely on each other, be real–and surrender to God. In other words, risk everything…

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Library Journal

In Ball's final series title (after Shattered Justiceand Kaleidoscope Eyes), Kyla Justice's business, Justice Construction, has become extremely profitable. Meanwhile, her personal life is lacking. Although it means opposition from every direction, she throws herself into completing a project that will help urban kids. Based on the Old Testament's book of Nehemiah, this final chapter addresses the issue of what truly gives a person purpose and meaning in life. A spirited, agreeable modern heroine breathes life into a standard plot; readers will cheer her on to victory. Recommended for CF and women's fiction collections. Ball lives in Oregon.


—Tamara Butler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590524152
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/20/2007
Series:
Family Honor Series, #3
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.74(d)

Meet the Author

Karen Ball is the bestselling author of over seven novels and four novellas, including Shattered Justice, Kaleidoscope Eyes, and The Breaking Point. Her powerful writing blends humor, poignancy, and honesty with God’s truth. Karen lives in Oregon with her husband, Don, and their “kids”–a mischief-making Siberian husky and an indefatigable Aussie-terrier mix.

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What Lies Within 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What Lies Within is an aswosome book to read. I fall in love with Klya Justice and Rafael 'Rafe' Murphy. I like the fact that Klya didn't give up on building the youth center. Despite her boyfriend wants ti marry her and to have her to give up her company and the bloodbrother hood to stop her from building it on thier truff. and Rafe Murphy the coffee shop owner supports her one hundred percet keeps her safe and from harm and falling in love with her. This book teaches you to never give up on something important.....no matter what obstacles are in your way.......Dawn
harstan More than 1 year ago
Kyla Justice¿s construction company has been a great success, but though she is making money she feels unfulfilled as she has not given anything back to society. However, an opportunity arises to do so when a church asks her to convert a dilapidated mess into a youth center. She readily agrees though she did not realize that even Job would be pressed to remain a believer.------------- The Blood Brotherhood gang does not want a youth center in their territory. The owner of the site does not want a youth center built on his property as he has other avaricious plans if the construction fails. Her boyfriend Mason does not want her building a youth center in the dangerous slums. The suppliers do not care one iota about a youth center as they want top dollar for shabby material. Three previous contractors were run off or paid to leave. Now Kyla faces sabotage and worse as she remains persistent in her mission though someone targets her for harm. Only former Army Staff Sergeant Rafael ¿Rafe¿ Murphy, a local coffee shop owner, supports her quest but he has an agenda to keep her safe he is falling in love with Kyla.------------- The latest Family Honor tale (see SHATTERED JUSTICE) is a terrific inspirational thriller that subtly conveys the biblical message of good deeds are important but one must give oneself to God to be with the Lord. Kyla is a fabulous center holding the plot together as she is a combination of fortitude and despair. She makes the tale as Karen Ball brings her biblical theme to life in a modern day urban gangland setting.-------- Harriet Klausner