About the Book
Book: The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman
Author: Carole Brown
Release date: June 2016
How far would you go to avenge the murder of your daughter? Is beyond redemption too far?
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 does little to help.
Caralynne’s secret seems safe until Dayne MacFarland returns. Determined to learn the truth about the cult, his investigation, and his rekindled feelings for Caralynne, lead the pair toward a confrontation with the group’s elders. But can Dayne’s comfort help Caralynne bridge the gulf of anger and bitterness that divide the community? Or will Caralynne’s deadly secrets prove too high a price for her redemption?
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Carole Brown’s debut novel, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, is a 2015 Book of the Year in General Fiction from Christian Small Publishers, a RWA Oklahoma International Digital Award 2nd place winner, a Clash of the Titles top three finalist, a Selah Award finalist in debut novels, and a semi-finalist in the Genesis contest.
Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, she enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband have ministered and counseled across the country. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?
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My Review of The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman:
This book was told in such a way I wanted to research more about the cult The Children of Righteous Caine. The story begins in such a way that leaves a question mark in the mind of the reader .. spurring me on to keep reading so I can find out the answer. However, the book itself is so good, I didn’t need the question at the beginning to keep turning the pages.
I loved the character development, the setting, the multiple characters and how they changed throughout the book. My only question is what happened to Elder Simmons’ wife at the end? Maybe I missed it but I have a question mark of what choices she made after … (I won’t give away any spoilers).
I don’t believe I’ve read any other books by Carole Brown, but this won’t be my last. I really enjoyed it. The back cover intrigued me to want to read and it was a book I’m glad I picked up. While I don’t need a sequel to this town, I do look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit but was not under any obligation to write a review. All opinions are strictly mine.
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