Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shadow In Serenity by Terri Blackstock

From the Publisher:


At the age of 17, Carny Sullivan broke free from the traveling carnival and scamming visitors with her dad, and moved to the safe town of Serenity, Texas. Now with a house of her own, a young son and a new life with people who love her, Carny is very protective of her new hometown. But Carny still knows a con artist when she sees one, and when charming, slick Logan Brisco arrives to dupe her town, she is determined to reveal his greedy intentions to all. Carny may be Brisco's biggest match.

 Never having had a real family, Brisco becomes comfortable in the quaint, welcoming town, and the lure of the townspeople love may be just what he needs to change his criminal ways. Despite Carny's anger towards Brisco and her attempts to expose his scam to the townspeople, Carny learns the truth about the man behind that suave smile. It would take a miracle to change him, but she's seen that kind of redemption firsthand.

 About the author:

 Terri Blackstock has sold six million books worldwide and is a ”New York Times” bestselling author. With over 25 years of success as a novelist, Blackstock's most recent novel, “Vicious Cycle,” debuted on the ”New York Times” bestseller list. The first book in the Intervention Series, “Intervention” is a “New York Times” bestseller and a 2010 Carol Award Winner. Other Blackstock favorites include ”Predator” and “Double Minds,” as well as the Restoration Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, the Cape Refuge Series and the SunCoast Chronicles series. For more information, please visit

Book Vitals: 

 Publisher: Zondervan
 ISBN-13: 9780310332312
 Page count: 352 Pages
 USD: $14.99
 On Sale Date: September 27, 2011
 Genre: FICTION/Christian/Suspense

 My Thoughts: 

I really enjoyed Shadow In Serenity. I found myself getting frustrated with the town of Serenity though. They seemed to be easily duped by Logan Brisco even though Carny tried every way possible to tell them that he was pulling a scam. Knowing her background I think that people would have taken her more seriously. Logan's love for the community he came to scam is very believable. Serenity showed him the love and acceptance that he never had growing up.  I believe that Shadow In Serenity shows that nobody is beyond the redemption that God has to offer. Throughout the book you can see God working in Logan's life to soften his heart and bring him to Himself. 


  1. This sounds like a book I would enjoy! I'll put it on my to-read list. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It was good! I have several other Terri Blackstock books that I would like to read.

  3. Great thoughts...I think Terri is becoming one of my favorite authors...I mean I have like 100 fav authors but hey for a book reviewer thats a short list..:D

  4. Isn't it the truth Tina? Every time I read a book I think "she/he is my favorite author now" haha!