Darkness Before Dawn

Darkness Before Dawn

by Ace Collins
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Darkness Before Dawn by Ace Collins

On the same night she discovers she is pregnant, twenty-eight-year-old nurse Meg Richards’ husband is killed in an auto accident caused by a drunken teen. James Thomas, the teen, comes from one of the most influential families in the community. He’s a star athlete and glamour boy at the local high school. Angered by her senseless loss, Meg blames God for what has happened and considers a decision that could change her life even further—until the D.A. intervenes.

The results of the brutal trial enrage Meg, leading her down a frightening path of retribution. When the opportunity for revenge comes unexpectedly, will Meg follow through? Or will the remnants of her faith lead her in a different direction?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426714672
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 861,114
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. He has authored more than sixty books that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, children’s works as well as books on history, culture and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special and does college basketball play-by-play. Ace lives in Arkansas. Learn more about him by visiting AceCollins.com.

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Darkness before Dawn 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 196 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really should have used some common sense and not bothered to read the reviews. I guess most of the individuals writing these reviews are wanna be writers themselves since they felt the need to provide such long reviews and reveal every facet of the book. I did save myself some time and skimmed through a significant portion of the book since they felt the need to share so much. From what I did read, the characters were well developed. The book is thought provoking, well written and worth reading. A couple of sentences pretty well sums it up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is about a senseless tragic loss and how a woman fought through her grief, anger and hate for the teen who caused it. Wonderful story, I think this should be mandatory reading in high school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not read this book if you have anything else to do!! It was difficult to put down. Couldn't wait to see what the next scenario would be. I could relate to some of the anger and resentment she felt, as well as seeing God at work in the midst of dark circumstances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would probably not have read this had it not been a free friday book. I really enjoyed the book, it is really well written, not boring at all. Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, the author's choice of words really drew me in to the story. A little predictable, but it did get the message across. I think one part of the story was very unrealistic. There is no way some of these events would be aallowed to occur.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was just not that good. Contrary to all the bought and paid for reviews by all the plot spoilers here who got their book for free then wrote a mini book about it revealing every detail, the book was just not that great. Bn needs to put a space limit on the review section to prevent these plot spoilers from rewriting these book. I think they are frustrated writers themselves, and since they cannot write a book for themselves, the rewrite a book in the review section. Anyway, this book was terrible and i would not recommend it, despite the many glowing bought reviews by the plot spoilers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pages and pages used to get through one five minute timeline finally got on my nerves. I started speed reading but even gave up on that! Just too much non-essential information!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to get into this book but i just could not feel any connection with the main characters at all. The main characters mother was so not understanding of a major trauma that happened to her daughter and that just made me not be able to connect with the book. I put it down after 128 pages and could not bring myself to pick it back up. It was a free friday selection so i didnt chose it myself, that is definitely a factor. Maybe its supposed to be a "Christian" book....??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not have read this book if I had known it would turn into a religious read. It was a Free Friday selection and is something I won't be reading again, so I will delete it. I couldn't wait for this story to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good characters &story of revenge isn't always sweet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kingsbury write amazing Christian fiction without cliche after cliche. I couldn't get past chapter two. Too much narration. Sorry...off to the archives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not get thru first chapter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, know that this is another of those "Jump for Jesus" books disguised by the publisher. The description makes no mention of the fact that it is a Christian book, so let's call it "lies by omission." Even as a Free Friday book, I would not ignored it had I known it is nothing more than a cult recruiting book. Second, even as a "Jump for Jesus" type book, the writing is really very passe. I tried to put myself into the mindset of the sort of people who push this type of stuff and, even then, I could not enjoy it. The characters are two-dimensional, and once you know the agenda, the plot is painfully predictable. I would not recommend this book unless you are just looking for validation that you picked the right fairy tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It drips with born again religiosity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so formulaic, so sappy, and so predictable that I was able to skim through it quickly. To call it cliche-ridden is a disservice to cliches.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice preaching on a difficult subject but SO predictable. Nothing really new. Nice enough, wouldn't read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a reader of anything religious. This story was very haunting with the main characters anguish. It did get a little too much 'God is ever wonderful', but the story is overall very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was 350 pages long. It could have been 200 pages less and told the same srory. The author could have used the time saved to edit. This is supposed to be a Christian book. I say suppossed because this book filled me with anger. There was a lot of preaching, Bible verses and how good it is to love and forgive, but the hate, vengence and mistreatment of others, filled me anger. The main chacter was so juvenile and just plain mean, I could not stand her. (For months on end).The in laws were completely written out of the story early on, which was unrealistic. I know I would have been at the trial of my child's killer. (not a plot spoiler, because others have retold this story in its entirety, numerous times in other reviews.) In the end, everything was all sweetness and light, but in real life this would not have been the case. I just plain did not like this book. My recommendation, skip this one. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was terrible! I couldn't even finish it, because it was so unbelievable. An Emergency Room Dr. announces that the main character is pregnant? Really? No way. Ace, have you heard of HIPPA? MD's cannot be so cavalier about "announcing" their clients conditions. Barnes and Noble, I expect better fiction from you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off i liked this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice easy read, story unusual and good Christian dialog.
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This book is too expensive....spreading the love Of Jesus should be more affordable. I would never pay $10.00 for a book I could not physically hold and read the back cover.