Saturday, March 9, 2013

Book Review: The Return Of Cassandra Todd

Wow! Darrel Nelson is a prolific fiction writer and I am honored to have the chance to review his second book. His first book, The Anniversary Waltz, stuck with me for days and his newest release, The Return of Cassandra Todd was no different.

The book begins with a woman who is running away from some situation, what it is is not clear at the beginning. The plot then moves to a handyman college student, Turner Caldwell who is also running from something (or someone)- God.

The two end up meeting and Turner realizes that this woman is Cassandra Todd, a girl he had a crush on in high school. Her bully boyfriend used to relentlessly pick on Turner and he never really got over the pain. Seeing Cassandra brings back the pain of the past.

Soon the two find themselves becoming re-acquainted and both must face what they have been running from. In a twisting plot of unpredictable situations and realistic characters, Nelson keeps readers on the edge of their seats while entertaining them all the way through the book!

This book is a must-read! I love Nelson's literary style and the characters are so believable. The little boy in the book is so much like a real little boy that I sometimes had trouble remembering that this was a work of fiction. I also love that his books are Christian but are not so Christian that they would turn off a non-Christian reader. This allows the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of non-Christians who may just be reading the book for the wonderful story.
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