About the Book
Book Title: Storms in Serenity
Author: Fay Lamb
Release Date: February, 2018
Genre: Romance, Mystery
How can one man save the town he loves when he’s the reason for the destruction? Serenity Key, Florida, has seen its share of hurricanes, but this time, one foul weather system is about to collide with another storm, and this one has nothing to do with atmospheric pressure. David New has guarded his secrets for years, but when two brothers, John and Andy Ryan, arrive in town and he gets news that the daughter he’s never told anyone about has disappeared, possibly the victim of a heinous crime, and the lives of many of the town residents begin to unravel in the gale force consequences of Jake’s past, he has nowhere else to turn. God is the only one Who can calm the storms, but can David and the good folks of Serenity Key survive until He does? A tempest has been brewing for thirty years, with only one island town in its path.
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This novel is a loose modern day retelling of the aftermath of the biblical story of David's adultery. The parallels to the original story were not always clear to me. For example, the child from the adultery does not die in this story but the wife of David does. The contemporary David does not take the adulteress woman as his wife and have more children, as the biblical David did. There is no early confrontation from a prophet but there is an Absalom of sorts.
There is a plethora of characters in the story and it seemed every one of them was hiding something. There were a number of adulteries among the characters, some hidden, some open. There were secrets galore. I was frequently confused as to who was doing what to whom, since the secret histories of the characters were so complex and intertwining. Lamb even notes in a Letter to Readers at the beginning of the novel that we might get lost at first. I did and I am not sure I ever fully found my way again.
The spiritual message comes through loud and clear, however. Secret sins, hidden for decades, still have impact and may hurt many people. We are also reassured that God's love overcomes the wrong. I do recommend this book to readers who like a large cast of characters with complex relationships, many of which are initially hidden from the reader.
About the Author
Fay Lamb writes emotionally charged stories with a Romans 8:28 attitude, reminding readers that God is always in the details. Fay donates 100% of her royalties to Christian charities. Storms in Serenity is the first book in Fay’s Serenity Key series. Fay’s other series include, Amazing Grace and her novels, Stalking Willow, Better than Revenge, Everybody’s Broken, and Frozen Notes. The Ties that Bind Series includes Charisse, Libby, and Hope. Delilah, is coming soon. Fay’s is also the author of The Art of Characterization: How to Use the Elements of Storytelling to Connect Readers to an Unforgettable Cast.