A Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 27th 2021
Genre: Fiction, Christian Fiction
From Goodreads…“Inspirational fiction superstar” (Publishers Weekly) and #1 New York Times bestselling author of life-changing fiction returns with this high-stakes love story of danger, passion, and faith.
She was a child caught in a riptide in the Caribbean Sea. He was a teenager from the East Coast on vacation with his family. He dove in to save her, and that single terrifying moment changed both their lives forever.
Ten years later Jack Ryder is a daring secret agent with the FBI and Eliza Lawrence still lives on that pristine island. She’s an untainted princess in a kingdom of darkness and evil, on the brink of a forced marriage with a dangerous neighboring drug lord, a marriage arranged by her father.
This time when Jack and Eliza meet, there’s a connection neither of them can explain. Both their lives are on the line, and once again, the stakes are deadly high. Can they join forces in a complicated and dangerous mission, pretending to have a breathtaking love…without really falling?
Sometimes miracles happen not once, but twice…along a distant shore.
My Thoughts…A story of lies, family, and learning to open your hearts. Eliza has experienced so much loss in her young life, yet she still looks forward to each day and doing what she can to get through each day. Jack comes into her world, shakes the world she is living in, and saves her. By saving her, he opens his heart and realizes that even after loss there is a life to live.
I really enjoyed watching Eliza and Jack both come to life again, learn to open their hearts, and find a way to happiness. The strength that Eliza showed as she had to start her life over was amazing. The patience that Jack had while helping her adjust to life, not on the island proved what a kind and loving heart he has.
The religious parts of the book threw me off a little bit. I am a Christian, but this book did not seem to lead into the religious parts easily and I did not feel like it flowed with the story. A Distant Shore is my first Karen Kingsbury book, and I did not realize she wrote religious books.
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Meet Karen Kingsbury…Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated for major network viewing sometime in the next year. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty-nesters, living in Tennessee near five of their adult children.