Thursday, November 8, 2007

Faith Awakened


Faith Awakened. A book, a message, and a darn good piece of writing! Take the science of cryogenics, throw in a healthy smattering of virtual reality, cast an Irish slave living in what her world refers to as simply “The Trouble,” integrate a young girl with all the perks of life, yet suffers through gaps of memory loss but whose heart seeks the heart of God and voila! Ingredients! Bet you thought I was going to say a story, didn’t you? Not quite. Here is where it gets good.

You have two women living in two worlds, both with different lives and troubles, and basically don’t have much in common, their taste for life and its wonders differing at times like night and day. How can two people so far apart wind up so intertwined? Ok, now we’re getting some story. These women are not only connected, they are connected at such a level that not only was I surprised to find out how, but the characters were just as surprised as me! And folks, that takes talent to pull off! Short, clipped, well rounded and woven together tighter than Levi Strauss ever thought of, Grace Bridges has created a wonderful, thought provoking tale that takes the reader into situations with the characters that keep the story moving right along. And the message of trust, and where should we put it is ever pulling at you. The writing is well thought out and clean. The pace excellent and the storyline grips the readers and pulls them along with just the right amount of tension. Difficult enough to do with a 350 – 400 page novel. Grace Bridges does it in a little less than 200 pages. That takes talent, my friends. A lot of it.

I’m looking forward to more from this bright, young and extremely talented new author, Grace Bridges. A name that won’t remain new for long. I certainly plan on wearing it out! And after you read Faith Awakened, you certainly won’t be able to keep quiet either! Geralyn

6 comments:

cathikin said...
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cathikin said...

"woven together tighter than Levi Strauss ever thought of"--I like that! Nice, enthusiastic review.

David said...

Would have been nice to have the cover art, but this is a fantastic review. I concur with it thoroughly. Such a short little book that has the depths of oceans when it comes to other matters. The "written" story is like an iceberg, only 10% of it is really showing. It's the story between the lines that grabs the reader. That and, "How did she do that anyway?" One comes away wondering why the rest of the sci-fi world doesn't know about her. I'm sure in time they not only will, but will feel the awesome measure to which they must now write. For Grace has raised the bar beyond their possible belief.

David Brollier

ForstRose said...

Your blog is looking good. You'll get it all figured out in no time.

David I'll help her with posting the covers when the two of us have a few spare moments.

Melissa Meeks

Geralyn Beauchamp said...

I'll get this blog thing figured out!!!!!

Grace Bridges said...

Wow, I'm your very first blog! You never cease to surprise me... Stunned that you like it so much too. (points at heaven) It wasn't me that put the magic in, honest...