A TIME TO SURRENDER
"Surrender" is definitely the theme of John and Smalley's third Safe Harbor novel. Richly detailed characters help draw the reader into the story, and
their issues mirror real-life dilemmas
that many people face. The detailed California setting and intricate plot
deliver a treat for readers.
As Claire and Max Beaumont move ahead with their dream to re-open the Hacienda Hideaway retreat, their children continue to work through triumphs and trials. Jenna's husband Kevin is shipped out to Iraq, and she deals with her pain in some destructive ways. Skylar, a young woman with a shady past, comes to work at the retreat center, and Danny, a young man with unshakable faith, falls hard for her. Everyone must learn the true meaning of surrender to free themselves from what holds them back. (THOMAS NELSON, Jun., 368 pp., $14.99)