Set in the snow-covered land of Alaska, Alana Terry has written another exciting Christian thriller in the Alaskan Refuge series about a young single mother whose past comes back to haunt her and how she must trust in God during the most difficult time of her life.
The main character, Jade, is a well-drawn character who has been through horrible experiences and yet still believes in God but struggles to trust Him and understand the plan He has for her and her daughter. She struggles with irritation with her daughter and prejudices against police officers.
Two characters integral to the plot are Ben and Dez. Ben, a state trooper recently transferred from the Alaskan bush to the small town of Glennallen, meets Jade at church and then helps her when Dez disappears. Additionally, he is patient with Jade, especially when she is upset and disagreeable. They end up becoming friends by the end of the book. While I wish we’d seen more of his side of the story, I appreciated how kind he was and how well he got along with Dez. It was through that relationship that I think Jade began to forgive much of what happened to her in the past.
Jade’s daughter, Dez, is a precocious five-year-old and much of the story rotates around her. Dez acts as a real child would. For example, she hasn’t developed a filter yet so blurts out things that embarrass her mother. She also asks questions many children – including my own – ask about God. Her character was realistic in her actions and speech.
One spiritual truth I found in this Christian thriller is that we live in a fallen world in which false teachers abound. We must study the Word to discern the truth from the lies. Blindly following a religious teacher, without “testing the spirits,” can lead anyone into sin.
In conclusion, I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a Christian thriller with a touch of romance. However, if you do not enjoy a strong Christian message, this book may not be for you.
GoodReads Rating ★★★☆☆ I liked it and recommend it.
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About the Book
Book: Frost Heaves
Author: Alana Terry
Genre: Contemporary Christian mystery/suspense
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Jade will do anything to rescue her daughter.
Even risk her own life.
Or take someone else’s…
Jade’s a single mom with one goal: to give her daughter a happy childhood, free from the fears and abuse Jade experienced growing up in a cult.
Even though she broke free from her traumatic and dangerous past, Jade is still haunted by fiends … both seen and unseen … and by secrets, some people will try to silence forever.
A fast-paced, can’t-stop-reading Christian thriller set in the heart of rural Alaska, Frost Heaves is real, relevant, and almost impossible to put down.
Just like you’d expect from award-winning author Alana Terry.
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About the Author
Alana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.
More from Alana
While my childhood was spent in the lower 48 states, my husband and I moved to Alaska and this beautiful state has now become the place I call home. Even though adjusting to rural living (we moved to a town with only 400 residents) took some getting used to, I have grown to love everything about Alaska.
In fact, I love it so much, I thought to myself, “I want to share the beauty of where we live with my readers.” And the best way I could think of to do that was to write a three-book, standalone series showcasing some of the wonderful things about Alaska living.
However, it wouldn’t be an Alana Terry series without a lot of exciting, fast-paced suspense readers have grown to love. Identity Theft, Termination Dust, and Frost Heaves are filled with action, adventure, mystery and even a little bit of romance.
Three different stories. All set in my beautiful state of Alaska. With all the action, adventure, suspense, and underlying hope that readers have come to love.
One reviewer described Frost Heaves as “… full of suspense, covered with faith and truth, and sweetened with a touch of romance.”
I wrote these books to share my love of Alaska as well as God’s love and redemption with others. And I hope you’ll turn the last page satisfied, but ready for more.
If the Alaska Refuge Christian Suspense series is your introduction to Alana Terry books, you’ve read all three in the series (in any order), and you’re ready for more action, I’d like to introduce you to Kennedy Stern. Read Unplanned, Book 1 in the 9 book series. Once you get started, I’m sure you won’t want to put it down.
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I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.