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Book Review: Forward To What Lies Ahead

Forward To What Lies Ahead

Title: Forward To What Lies Ahead

Author: Chloe S. Flanagan

So, I’ve been looking for a good Christian fiction book to read and something that is not the typical historical Christian romance novel (not that there’s anything wrong with those. I love them too.). I came upon this book by Chloe S. Flanagan and it did not disappoint. In fact, I couldn’t put it down.

The story opens up with the main character, Regina, answering her phone to hear her younger sister Abby excitedly announce that she and her wealthy and adoring boyfriend, Mac, are engaged after only ten months of dating. Regina, the motherly and guarded sister, is unsure of the relationship and her sister’s sunny outlook on love as they did not have the easiest childhood. They lost their parents at a young age and lived with an abusive stepfather. After his death, Regina, still in high school, had to work hard to keep her sister and their home from being taken from her. Years later, she has a wall of steel up around her heart leaving her a bit pessimistic when it comes to love.

Mysterious and unnerving things begin happening from the time just before the proposal and leading up to the wedding that prove to be a threat to her sister’s very existence. Someone doesn’t want Abby to marry Mac and they are willing to do whatever it takes to stop the wedding. Darkness from their past creeps up on Regina as things begin spiraling out of control. Who is behind these threats and how does it link to her sister, the bright ray of sunshine that everyone loves?

This story comes out of the gates with immediate suspense and keeps you engaged as you dig deeper into the mystery with Regina. I don’t want to give too many spoilers, so I’m giving fair warning here that I am about to give away a few details so that you can better understand just how intricately weaved the story truly is.

Okay, if you’re still reading then I take it that you don’t mind a spoiler or two. A few months after Abby and Mac are married, she is killed by a drunk driver. Mac and Abby both are devastated and have to find a way to live on. Mac disappears for a while after a strained conversation between he and Regina at the funeral of her sister and his late wife. When Regina and Mac reunite later, they work together to build Mac’s company and a new life that would make Abby proud. Someone out there has different plans, however, and an evil darkness from Regina’s past comes back to haunt her. She has to find redemption and strength to get through the darkness into the light of a better life…that is if she survives.

Flanagan keeps you guessing in this page turner and you can’t put it down. Plan to stay up all night trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. It’s refreshing to read a suspense novel that does not give away its plot in the beginning or is not blatantly transparent. There are so many twists that you will never suspect in this suspenseful adventure. It’s definitely a must-read!

If you want to get a copy of this book, here’s the link:

*I am an Amazon affiliate; however, I don’t recommend ANYTHING that I haven’t tried myself and would not personally recommend to a family member or friend. If I recommend it, then I truly mean it.

*Thank you to Chloe Flanagan for providing me with a free copy of her book in exchange for an HONEST review, and I emphasize HONEST.



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