by Lois Richer

January 2005
ISBN: 0-8423-6437-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Heart Quest
Trade Paperback

Christa is a parapelegic, though I donít recall ever hearing exactly why, it is through some thing she feels much guilt over. Now she lives with her brother and helps him run Camp Hope. With his impending marriage, she has concocted a plan to help her become more independent and get out from beneath his feet. What she doesnít know is that her financial backer may not be as legitmate as it seems.

John Riddle, not his given name, but since he has no memory of his true self this is what he has been dubbed by Christa and her brother. He has suddenly developed the ability for flashbacks. The flashbacks make no sense to him, yet he knows there is something wrong with Christaís plans. The date October 29 keeps standing out in his mind for danger.

As strange, horrific things began happening around the camp, the puzzle is who is doing them. Is it related to Johnís flashbacks? What of the tension between John and Christa, signifying they mean more to each other than mere friends?

Somewhat enjoyable, most of the ideas became complex and hard to understand. The reader spends much of the story trying to figure out what the writer is communicating to us. Though John and Christa carry one of the best elements of a lasting relationship, which is true friendship, one canít help but notice they donít have the mystical sizzle most romances are built around.

Though there are several endearing inspirational moments throughout the story, there are several that come across as a sermon in the middle of the book and slightly overboard with the message. Instead of letting the reader find the message, it is shouted loud and clear repeatedly. An enjoyable read, but lacking the spark of one that is hard to put down.

Reviewed in January 2005 by Katy.

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