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5 Stars Out Of 5
August 18, 2014
Extraordinary! An edgy romantic suspense that starts out all gritty, page-turning, read-with-your-eyes-closed good and then the author lulls the reader into a false sense of security when Kailyn and Aaron reach the Navaho Reservation until suddenly...Wham! Pow! Bam! Reader shell shock during the hair-raising conclusion.
Definitely grittier than most Christian romantic suspense novels, Under a Turquoise Sky addresses a number of social issues and the author doesn't pull any punches. She writes with unflinching honesty laced with compassion. That's really evident in her tough-as-nails hero, Aaron. Probably one of the most amazing character arcs I have ever read. His faith journey alone is worth the read.
By contrast, Kailyn comes from a family of wealth and power but that doesn't make her any less lost. The two together are explosive! Some of the best parts of the book are their arguments. Infuriating and funny all at the same time. Outrageous accusations, snappy comebacks, biting sarcasm -- whew, these two know how to keep a reader on her toes. But when they see eye-to-eye, oh-la-la, it is absolute toe-curling goodness.
An extraordinary host of secondary characters bring even more depth to this incredible story, and honestly, the rez has a character all of its own too. A fascinating read from beginning to end. My first by Lisa Carter, but it won't be my last.
My thanks to Abingdon Press and Net Galley for a review copy of this book.
UNDER A TURQUOISE SKY is not what I expected. A romantic suspense. Quiet. Filled with passionand not so much fear. Filled with love. Filled with hope and family restoration.
This is a romantic suspense unlike any Ive read beforeand I have to say I loved it. I loved Aarons rough edges. I felt his hurt, his pain. I longed for him to find his place in the world. I also felt for Kailyn, rejected by her high-society grandmother, trying to find her place in the same world that rejected herrejected Aaron.
UNDER A TURQUOISE SKY is so tightly written that under most cases Id say that all life was seeped from it. But in this case, most of the time, it wasnt. If you read romantic suspense youll want to read UNDER A TURQUOISE SKY. Highly recommended. 4.5 stars.
This book is very different from most of what's out there in the Christian fiction market right now. The characters are more real, edgier and the setting, especially once they get out to the Navajo Rez is colourful and lends itself well to excitement and danger.
Aaron Yazzie is undercover in a gang when Kailyn witnesses a murder and when it becomes apparent that Witness Protection is not going to be able to adequately protect her until the trial date, Aaron takes things into his own hands.
This is the second book set in the Navajo reservation by Lisa Carter, and the characters from the last novel show up briefly here but the stories are really not interconnected. I've loved them both for different reasons. This is a great summer read with a fantastic cover to boot. Isn't it gorgeous? And the story inside is big enough to match it. This is a must read, you will not be disappointed.
I received this book from Abingdon Press and Netgalley for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own.