Friday, February 8, 2013

Redeeming Grace by Ward Tanneberg

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Redeeming Grace

(Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas; 1st edition - February 28, 2013)


Ward Tanneberg


Ward Tanneberg is a pastor/writer/novelist who has given more than 50 years to evangelism, youth, college and pastoral ministry, including two Pacific Northwest churches and 23 years as the senior pastor at Valley Christian Center in Dublin, CA. In 2008, he was named President/Executive Director of The CASA Network. Ward speaks extensively at 50+ retreats and ministry leadership events in the USA and elsewhere. When at home he meets weekly with a group of business and professional leaders. He and Dixie have 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and a great grandson.


Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident while partying on the Georgia, South Carolina coast. Was her death the result of alcohol and drugs or something more sinister? Nobody knows: her body was never recovered. Now years later, a woman reads in disbelief the note addressed to her: Hello Grace, did you think we wouldn't find you?

Those nine chilling words end Grafton's self-imposed sanctuary of witness protection. Now she and everyone she loves are in grave danger. Long believed dead, she has a secret that can change the world. She knows the man running for president is guilty of a double murder! But who will believe her?


This is quite a lengthy book, and unfortunately I haven't finished it in time to give a full review, but I will say what I've read so far is very good. Plenty of intrigue, a touch of romance (hoping to see a bit more of that in the rest of the book), and it's a page turner. There were a couple of things that did seem to be a bit unbelieveable plot wise, but it's not anything that is a detriment to the story. In a way Mr. Tanneberg's writing reminds me of Steven James...with a multi-layered plot steeped in suspense with a bit of violence that touches on edgy. I'm really looking forward to see how this one ends!

My thanks to CFBA and Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas for generously providing a copy for review.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Redeeming Grace, go HERE.

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