A Distant Shore: A Novel Review
By Rebecca Benson
Coming up in late spring is Karen Kingbury’s–a beloved author’s–newest novel: “A Distant Shore.” I’ve read many a Kingsbury book and am exceptionally excited to enjoy this one. And share to share it with all of you!
Teenaged Jack Ryder’s family vacation in Belize was the norm: surf, sand, and sun. But when Jack sees a young girl in trouble on the rough seas, he sets himself into action. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes, and the trip home is a miserable one. Fast forward years later, and Jack–a now undercover FBI agent–finds himself back in Belize. This time, his rescue mission is to shut down a sex trafficking ring; and free young ladies and girls from their slavery. However, is it coincidence or divine intervention that the highly treasured, prized girl was one he encountered so long ago?
True to her style, Kingsbury thoughtfully fuses adventure, love and relationships, and faith. Readers will not be disappointed! To begin each chapter is a Bible verse that foreshadows and links the story. The narrative juxtaposes the love of Eliza’s fathers, one earthly and one Heavenly. It is also a great love story, one that readers can become encouraged by. Eliza must navigate what true love really is. Not only that but how to accept such affection. It is reminiscent of stories like Hosea and Gomer and Boaz and Ruth. It is an easy read, but don’t glance over these important themes!
Additionally, “A Distant Shore” showcases that every woman, every man, every child is significant to our Heavenly Father. No experience is wasted or nor is anyone unworthy in His eyes. Everything works for our good. Wonderfully crafted is this novel! Don’t forget–its release is slated for late spring! Keep checking your favorite book (or eBook) reading platforms and shopping sites! Be sure to snag this one!
Rating: 4.5 out of FIVE Pastrami Nation’s
Rebecca Benson currently resides in the mountains of California. A mother of one daughter, she has a love for pop culture, with a knack for Disney, all things books, and is currently an educator for the hearing impaired. An avid reader, she jumped deeper into the world of comic books in 2020, with her interest piqued in the independent scene.