Once Beyond a Time
Ann Tatlock's books always have a fascinating twist, and Once Beyond a Time is no exception. Ann has created a wide variety of characters with depth and compassion. I don't want to go into too much detail because half the fun on this book is discovering the basic premise.
I didn't want to put this book down. The story races along, and the end of each chapter is so compelling that I just HAD to read the next one to find out what happened. This book links historical and contemporary fiction genres in a masterful way!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in either genre. It is a wonderful story of love, forgiveness, and self discovery.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
After settling into an old house nearly hidden on the side of a
mountain, a broken family discovers that their new home is no ordinary
place. The family can see and speak with people who have lived there in
the past, and with those who will live there in the future. Are these
people apparitions or real? Could the house itself be the stuff of
mountain lore, a place where all of time is happening at once?
It's 1968, and Sheldon and Meg Crane have just moved their family
from suburban Philadelphia to the town of Black Mountain, NC. Sheldon
has resigned in disgrace from the ministry after an affair. He will now
sell used cars for his brother-in-law's auto dealership. Sheldon is
burdened by his wife's unwillingness to forgive and his daughter's anger
over the move. The oldest son is in Vietnam. The only happy member of
the family is his eight-year-old son, Digger. But then, Digger suddenly
disappears. Has he been kidnapped or has he wandered off into the
mountains? How does the "house beyond time" show one family the healing
power of forgiveness and the loving sovereignty of God?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ann Tatlock writes historical and contemporary Christian fiction. You can find more of her books and a great interview here: http://anntatlock.com/