Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shaken {Heart of a Warrior Series, Book One} by Kariss Lynch

Book Description:  When her world is shaken, will her foundation survive?

Idealistic and sheltered with a passion to change the world, Kaylan Richards leaves her comfortable life in Alabama to serve in poverty-stricken Haiti. Despite her inexperience and the opposition of a voodoo priest, Kaylan develops a love for the country and the Haitian people. But something deadly is about to strike.

It is the worst earthquake the country has ever seen, and in its aftermath bodies, buildings, and broken lives litter the streets. People she cares about are dead, and Kaylan is caught in the middle of the destruction, questioning a God who said He was good.

Navy SEAL Nick Carmichael never planned to find a girl he loved more than his country. Now she is a world away, trapped in a deadly situation nothing could have prepared her for. Can Nick’s love help Kaylan heal and show her the God who never abandoned her, or will tragedy shake even the most rooted faith?

My Thoughts:  Kaylan is shaken (pun intended!) when her world is literally shattered by an earthquake.  Kaylan is a typical American girl having grown up in Alabama with wonderful, loving parents.  But when she chooses to go to Haiti she comes up against opposition in the form of a voodoo priest.  This relationship was quite interesting as it gives the reader a better view of what a missionary goes through in these remote villages.

Kaylan has been reared in christian home but she has never had to develop her own faith . . . until now.
Nick Carmichael a Navy SEAL loves Kaylan but how can he help her when she is far away in a torn up country? Nick wants to "fix" everything.  One reason he became a SEAL but learns that humans must let God fix the broken.
Kaylan feels depleted.  Where is God?  
An interesting read about relationships.  It's amazing how hardships can bring out the worst or the best in us.  Kaylan and Nick will have to decide how their relationship with a loving God will affect their relationship with each other and with people in need.
A fast paced read laced with romance, hardships and faith in God.
*This book was provided for review by Realms/Booketeria*
  • Series: Heart of a Warrior (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (February 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621365352
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621365358

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