(The Shadows Trilogy #1)
Born of wealth and privilege, Elizabeth Walton-Smythe's future should have been set in stone. The headstrong teacher and her minister beau should have been married. That was the plan, as far as Lizzy was concerned. But, that wasn't to be, and one fateful encounter with a roguish Irishman quickly alters Lizzy's future and sends her heart and her life into a tailspin.
Marriage shouldn't have been an option, but in her haste to rebel and escape, it soon became her reality. Now, she's faced with a new, different kind of fateful decision. One which will test her faith and her resolve. With secrets from Daniel's past lurking and deep, dark secrets of her own to contend with, can the love that should have never been be salvaged, and will these two seemingly lost souls be able to endure the greatest challenge of their lives?
This is a story of passion, love, and of God's inexplicable desire to free people from pasts that haunt them, so they can live a life full of His peace, love and forgiveness, regardless of the circumstances.
Lingering Shadows is Part 1 of a 3 book series, and is not a stand alone novel. It offers a FREE preview of the series, and the story continues in Book 2 Facing the Shadows.
The author has tackled some very serious issues of alcoholism, marriage and abuse and written a story that is in someways hard to read yet is so compelling that I couldn't put it down. The story also shows that there is hope and redemption through God's love and forgiveness and that He is working in lives even during the most trying of circumstances. The book ends with not everything being resolved, and definitely left me wanting to read the next book in the series and more about Elizabeth and Daniel and their relationship I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review. This is the first I have read by this author, but I certainly will be reading more by her.