This was my first book by Sharon Hinck and certainly not my last. What an awesome writer she is! She drew me right into the story and kept my attention 'till the very last page!
Susan is a normal mom in our world. She prayed that the Lord will use her for a great work. When she's on her attic she accidentally stumbles upon a portal to another world. She doesn't know what is happening to her, and suddenly she's a witness of a man killing another man with a sword! When she recovers from her shock she notices that things around her look different than in her own world. First she believes she's dreaming, but soon she's discovering she's wide awake and she doesn't know how to get back to the attic in her own world.
Tristan is a guardian in this strange world. He finds Susan and takes care of her. First they don't trust each other, but soon Tristan discovers that Susan is showing signs of a Restorer. A restorer is sent to Tristan's people--the People of the Verses--in times of great need. Susan can hardly believe she's the one.
After some time in Tristan's world she is learning of the dangers that are threatening the People of the Verses. Can she really be sent to be the Restorer these people need?
A story that reminds us of the times of the Judges in the Bible--The Restorer is a fascinating read with many Biblical truths woven into the story, without becoming preachy.
The message in this book is very clear and also important for Christians nowadays--the truth will set you free!
Well done & sucked me right into the story, although, it took some convincing that it would hold my interest. The characters wrestle through the same very real emotions & struggles we have with the Devil; they come out victorious after a time. I wish they had more of the series.
I really like the book,however wish I would have read the notes in the back that explained what things meant before or as I was reading the book. I found it to be a bit slow moving at first but then had a hard time putting it down. It has a Christain theme that parallels our beliefs thus makes you think on many occasions. I found it ministered to me in a personal way. I enjoyed the concept of the book and could relate with the main character.
This was an extemely good book! I'm am an author in training and as such, I am very critical of what I read. I find few books that I can really enjoy. This one however was very well written. I couldn't put it down! It also shows you how to battle with depression. Don't believe the Rhusicans' lies or enter the gray fog. Fight with the Verses!
I haven't read many fantasy books but I really enjoyed this one! I bought it at a booksigning from the author and absolutely loved it! Sharon Hinck did an excellant job making the main character a very believable hero and the fact that it is a woman who is the hero was very fun to read. Because it is written in first person I was a little unsure at first if I would like it or not, but the book really drew me into Susan's world and into her character. I think Sharon Hinck did an excellant job writing an unusual book. It was also very encouraging and challenging for me spiritually, and my faith has becomne stronger after reading this book. It really touched me and I would deffinantly reccomend it!