I received the following book from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole Brown
Published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas on October 21st 2013
Source: The Author
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2015 USA Best Books Winner
Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award
EPIC's eBook Awards, Romantic Suspense
Selah Debut Fiction finalist
Clash of the Titles, Laurel Awards finalist
Oklahoma RWA International Digital Awards, 2nd place
Caralynne Hayman is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter at the hands of a radical religious cult—The Children of Righteous Cain. So when her husband, a founding member of the cult, suffers a massive heart attack, Caralynne allows her husband to die.
Caralynne’s secret seems safe until Dayne MacFarland returns, determined to learn the truth about the cult. His investigation and his rekindled love for Caralynne lead the pair toward a confrontation with the group’s elders.
Can Dayne’s love for Caralynne bridge the gulf of anger and bitterness that divides the community? Or will Caralynne’s deadly secrets prove too high a price for her redemption?
I am thrilled to be featuring “The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman” by Carole Brown. I will be kicking off this blog tour with this review, but be sure to keep any eye out on my social media for links to the other stops on the tour – which will include all kinds of cool features involving the book and a giveaway!
Upon reading about The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman I couldn’t wait to dive into it. I had a strong feeling it was a book that was going to stick with me for a while, and upon finishing it I’m pretty sure I was right.
This book is a beautiful, deeply emotional tale of one woman’s journey. I found that, though the author did not sugarcoat what occured within the cult, she was able to deliver in a way that made the material accessible to all. That being said, it was deeply disturbing because of the abuse that the characters in this book endured as part of this cult. It takes a certain talent to be able to talk about something like this in a fictional setting and Carole Brown has it. Her on-point writing allowed me to really emmerse myself in the novel and I felt that left me with a deeper understanding of the world around, despite this being a work of fiction.
I have to say, the strength of Caralynne Hayman as the book goes on is just so inspirational to me. I cannot recommend enough and look forward to more of Brown’s books – hers is a voice that deserves to be heard by many and I will be recommending this book.