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- File Size: 923 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: B. J. Robinson; 1 edition (22 Feb. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BJWSF5A
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Calm Before the Storm (Storms of Life, Volume 1) Kindle Edition
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Vera said, "I wonder how long she's been pretending."
"Not sure, but she's down to 60 pounds. If she makes it, she's going to need help." Sally patted her shoulder. "There are some wonderful Hospice workers who've been in and out sitting with her. I'm sure you'll meet them shortly. It won't be long before the doctor is due to make his rounds."
"Hospice?" Vera's eyes widened. "I don't understand. She's not dying. We're going to get her the help she needs."
Sally patted her shoulder again. "Like I said, it doesn't look good. You need to prepare yourself for the worse, just in case. Short of a miracle, we don't expect her to make it."
Vera felt like she was going through the repeat of a nightmare she'd lived six years ago when she watched her mother die in the same hospital where her sister, who was suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, an eating disorder, was being treated. Her sister was all she had left. She'd left their hometown years ago when she found that her boyfriend Douglass and her best friend were seeing each other behind her back. But when she walked into the hospital, there he stood waiting to offer his comfort in any way she might need. And he stayed by her side all the way to the end. Would the shot Nurse Sally gave her sister to help her rest turn out to be the last shot of her life?
It wasn't until Douglass' best friend Mark's wife went into the same hospital for minor surgery and didn't make it back out, that Vera started putting two and two together and came up with one. Something wasn't right. Both her sister and Mark's wife were on the mend and could have lived. What happened to them. They all seemed to never wake up after their last shot was given to allow them to rest. And rest they did, forever.
As I read Calm Before the Storm I thought I would be reading a `romance' or `love story.' I was halfway right. The shock for me came when I discovered that this was also a `suspense'/'mystery.' The love that is reflected between two people as well as their love and respect for God is so beautiful but then the devil sticks his hand into the pot and people start dying. I had a hard time putting this one down and I have to admit that I NEVER guessed the ending.
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This is a fast read but don't take it lightly. It has a lot of meaning and a lot of strength can be gained by reading what some may say (between the lines) What I mean by that is this book may have you exploring your own past or your own feelings about things. So take your time, read it with your ears and heart open to the Lord.
This review may seem a little short, but I don't want to give any of the book away. It is a MUST READ.... I have read several of author B.J. Robinson's and have never once been disappointed.
So due to the above, if I could it would be higher, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of:
Five Clock Rating!!!
Disclosure: I did not received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ.
Vera's prayers are well-timed and well-rendered, making her a comfortably believable, non-preachy protagonist. She's well-read too, though she often wishes she "could recall the title or the author." I'm sure I'd like her if we met. Meanwhile, lots of historical and geographic detail center the story in time and place, while medical terminology and quickly resolved disasters bend that detailed reality into the TV world of rapid-fire resolution.
Calm Before the Storm offers lots of drama, serious faith, exciting action and intriguing mystery, plus a pleasing romance, with an enjoyable and faithful resolution.
Disclosure: I bought this quickly when I learned it was free, having long intended to read it.