Friday, October 14, 2011

Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock

Book Description:  Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child. Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity, Texas has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one---and she's seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she's the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie-actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed. Carny is determined to reveal Brisco's selfish intentions before his promise to the townspeople for a cut in a giant amusement park sucks Serenity dry. Yet, as much as she hates his winning ways, there is a man behind that suave smile, a man who may win her heart against her will.

My Review:  I am a great fan of Terri Blackstock's books.  So, when Shadow In Serenity came I immediately delved into the lives of Carny and Logan.
At the preface of the book Terri writes that she first penned this book when she was not following Christ.  Then in later years, after her conversion, she rewrote it as a Christian book.  So, very glad that she did!
Carny is world savvy, earthy and above all else a guard.of.heart.  She stands for truth and loves God.  And she has Logan's "number."
Logan is world savvy, too, but uses his savvy to cheat people out of their money.  However, he never cheats/steals from an honest man.  Logan is the kind of guy that I have a love/hate relationship with.  I hate how is young life was tainted but I love the fact that he wants to do right....he just needs to find the right place and time.  Logan makes Carny think/seek out what her christian life is really about.  And in turn Logan sees Carny's life taking after God and begins to seek for Truth on his own.
I loved this read!  Of course, if you've read Terri Blackstock's books before you know that there are several twists and turns in her very well thought stories.  
Just when I had an "ah AH!" moment, thinking I figured this out <boom>  another twist!
This is a fast read....probably because I couldn't put the book down.  There is romance but above all there is forgiveness and redeeming love!  
*This book was provided for review by Zondervan*


  1. Thank you for the heads up and review of this book, putting it on my list for me and my mom.

  2. thanks ! love Terri Blackstock and was wondering abt this book (: