As a young girl and a voracious reader, I would often spend my Saturday mornings in the bed, reading a novel from beginning to end before my feet ever hit the ground. Ah, those were the days…
Well, I didn’t read James David Jordan’s novel Forsaken in the bed nor on a Saturday morning, but I did in fact devour it cover to cover in one sitting, though I may have gotten up once or twice. It is a fascinating story, one that keeps the reader guessing. More than once I thought I had the storyline figured out, only to be surprised by the next twist. Jordan writes a compelling and complicated story featuring kidnappings, attempted murders, bombs, as well as questions of faith. From the publisher’s description:
When Simon Mason, the world’s best-known televangelist, receives threats from Muslim terrorists, he hires Taylor Pasbury, a beautiful former Secret Service agent, to take charge of his security. Taylor is thrilled to receive the high-profile assignment, but she has no idea that Simon already knows more about her than she could imagine.
When the terrorists strike, making a demand of the pastor that would shake the most steadfast saint, Taylor draws on all of her hard-knock toughness and training as she fights to save Simon and his daughter. Along the way, she discovers that she is not the only one who has done things she would like to forget—and she is not the only one who understands that some things are more important than living.
If you’re looking for can’t-put-down suspense that not only keeps you on the edge of your seat but will also challenge you to consider what you are willing to live and die for, then I think you’d find Forsaken as compelling as I did.
Wife and mother, Bible teacher and blogger, Lisa loves Jesus, coffee, dark chocolate and, of course, books. Read more of her reflections at Lisa writes….
Jennifer, Snapshot says
Your first paragraph describes 10 year old Amanda’s Saturdays to a T. And this past laid-back week she’s been doing that each morning as well. She just told me she would miss that when she has to go back to school.