Redeeming Grace by Ward Tanneberg
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It is a wake up call and a warning to some of the events that are around us that can so easily pass us by if we aren’t watchful.
Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident while partying on the Georgia, South Carolina coast. Was her death the result of alcohol and drugs or something more sinister? Nobody knows: her body was never recovered.
Now years later, a woman reads in disbelief the note addressed to her: Hello Grace, did you think we wouldn t find you?
Those nine chilling words end Grafton’s self-imposed sanctuary of witness protection. Now she and everyone she loves are in grave danger. Long believed dead, she has a secret that can change the world. She knows the man running for president is guilty of a double murder! But who will believe her?
Review by Anne C:
Grace Grafton’s evening that started out as a once in a lifetime opportunity quickly turns into a night of terror as she sees her two best friends murdered and she is forced to flee for her life.
Seven years later Grace has rebuilt her life. She is now known as Taylor and has met a wonderful man with 2 children who has asked her to marry him. While she is trying to decide if her past is truly behind her enough to accept his proposal, a letter in the mail along with a photograph changes everything.
Did you think we wouldn’t find you?
When her almost fiance and his children are kidnapped, Grace goes on the offensive to battle the evil that has come back to haunt her. With the help of friends, she sets out to right a wrong and perhaps even save a nation.
Review by Carol Keen:
When I saw Ward Tanneberg’s name, I had to read this book! Quite a while back, I read a trilogy of his:
September Strike, Pursuit, and October’s Child. I actually just let my family borrow them to read a few months ago. From his past books, I knew I would like Redeeming Grace, I just didn’t know how much!
Grace Nicole Grafton and her two best friends, Ilene and BJ, were graduating with their Master’s degrees in about three more days. They went out on the town to have a nice time together and celebrate out in the hot Savannah, Georgia climate. When they very least expected it, they would up with the most “amazing” offer! While I was reading my mind was screaming at them to back out, turn this down, but instead, like real like the events just kept moving forward. Grace’s friends talk her into it, it was just too good to refuse and Grace needed to live a little…. right?
Now Grace, aka Taylor, has been in hiding for seven long years. Seven years running and hiding all because of that one night that drastically changed her life, and forever altered the lives of several people who were dear to her. It wasn’t even her fault, but now her life has been totaled. She has run, been one of the most scared, and yet one of the most brave women to fight for her life! She has felt like God has left her, and yet, she knows He is with her and has a plan for her life. Grace has been through a whole lot more than just high water. She carries so much pain, and guilt, and while we wish she wouldn’t, we can see why she has been!
Grace is a fighter, and stronger than most. Faced with the most awful trauma she has manged, though barely, to keep her wits. She has found herself in the snare of the Fowler, a snare run by some of his more evil henchmen. Fleeing from those with unspeakable power, Grace is just one insignificant feeling person who is now faced with monumental challenges that make her past almost seem easy. Her past has caught up to her, because until our pasts are healed or dealt with, they are still with us and sometimes, just sometimes, they can be dangerous to ourselves and to others. She has followed where God has led, even while unsure if it is God that is leading her. She has made connections, while trying to avoid being connected. Now, in her darkest hours, Grace is about to find out what it really means to have been granted redeeming grace. A grace and a path that can save those she loves the most now, her fiance’ and his two children, and her best friend.
Filled with strong characters and a tiny tie back to October’s Child (unless I got that wrong), Redeeming Grace is well worth reading. It isn’t just a story about survival, pain, death, corruption, greed, lust, forgiveness, love, healing, growing and seeing God move, but it is also a wake up call and a warning to some of the events that are around us that can so easily pass us by if we aren’t watchful.
I am so glad I got to read this new book by Ward Tanneberg!