Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock

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. Shadow in Serenity is a modern-day Music Man, penned by a Christy Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock is a faith based novel set in Serenity, Texas.  This was a heart-warming novel about faith, love, second chances and the spirit of one small town.  I enjoyed the characters Blackstock created and the wonderful tale she tells. 

Carney Sullivan is tough as nails, a good mother and loves the people of Serenity as if they were family. Raised by con artist in a traveling carnival she knows a con when she sees one.  When Logan Brisco show up promising to make the dreams of this financially depressed little town come true she smells a con.  Despite her best efforts the people she loves can’t seem to get enough of Logan and his sweet words. 

Logan Brisco has one thing in mind when he enters the town of Serenity and that’s money. That is until he gets one look at spunky Carney.  The more trouble she gives him, the more he wants to win her over. Logan knows he should pack his bag and leave, he’s breaking all the rules in the business…but he just can’t resist Carney.

What unfolds is a delightful tale of faith, love and redemption. Blackstock creates a town and characters you will instantly love.  Suspense builds as you wait to see if Logan can be the kind of man Carney needs.

 Shadow of Serenity is beautifully written and its message clear. There were several suspenseful and touching moments in the book. The tale unraveled easily and I finished in less than two days.  I just have to tell you dear reader that I loved Jack and I am sure you will too.I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good romance with a faith based message.  I look forward to exploring more of Terri Blackstock’s novels.

 I would like to thank Shelby Sledge of Shelton Interactive for this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.

I gave this book 4 coffee cups out of 5. 

Buy here: B&N or here: Amazon
Author's website: Terri Blackstock

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At November 10, 2011 at 3:06 AM , Blogger trailsofthepen said...

This one found a place in my next TBR Thursdays pile. :D Thanks! Also, I'm keeping a look out Kat Richardson books, after reading the "Greywalker" summary, I was hooked. :D


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