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Monday, October 19, 2015

Valley of Decision: The Carthage Chronicles by Lynne Gentry - Book Blog Tour Stop and Review

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About the book:
Valley of Decision
(Howard, September 2015)

Every choice has a consequence in the explosive conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles as Lisbeth returns to third-century Carthage for a thrilling final adventure.

Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision---leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life.

All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her headstrong daughter, all to live up to the promise she made to Cyprian. But Maggie is sick of being protected. In an act of teenage rebellion Maggie decides to do what her mother can't---secretly returning to the third century on a quest to bring her father back, leaving Lisbeth no choice but to follow.

With Maggie's surprise arrival in Carthage, chaos ensues. She finds her grandmother on trial for murder and attempts to save her, but instead the diversion sparks a riot that nearly destroys the plagued city. Only one thing will appease the wrath of the new proconsul of Carthage: the death of the instigator.

Will Lisbeth arrive in time to save her daughter from the clutches of Rome? How can God possibly redeem such a slew of unwise decisions and deep regrets? Filled with heart-wrenching twists and riveting action, Valley of Decision brings the romantic adventure epic, The Carthage Chronicles, to an electrifying conclusion.

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My Thoughts:
I have really enjoyed Lynne Gentry's "Carthage Chronicles" series and have looked forward to this last book, "Valley of Decision," with delighted expectation tinged with a little sadness at seeing the series end.
Lynne once again takes her readers back in time to ancient Carthage and reunites them with the Hastings family - the present-day folks who have found a portal in which they can return to the third-century where Magdalena and her daughter Lisbeth are revered as healers.  The cast of characters in this story, and in the entire series, are so personable and genuine, and the storyline is fast-moving and will keep you on the edge of your seats as you journey along with the early Christians during their struggles to practice their belief in the one True God.
Lynne wraps up her Carthage-based series with this fascinating book, tying up loose ends and bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion. It is sad to see it completed, but I look forward to seeing what Lynne Gentry has planned to offer her readers next!  I'm sure it will be terrific!
I highly recommend "Valley of Decision" for fans of historical inspirational stories.


About the author:
Lynne Gentry has written for numerous publications. She is a professional acting coach, theater director, and playwright. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer who loves spending time with her family and medical therapy dog.

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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and to Simon and Schuster for supplying the review copy of the book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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