First they had to survive the island … then each other … then their rescuer. All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore a jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail these helpless castaways. Federal prosecutor Eve Eriksson rescues a young girl and her elderly great-aunt from the same ship. They badly need Jake’s survival skills, but why is he so maddeningly careful? She needs to hurry home to nail a significant career trial. And, please, before Jake learns her secret that she’s responsible for his wife’s death.
And survive they did! Oh My Gosh! There’s one thing I know for certain—if I’m ever stranded on a desert island, I want this hero to be there with me! The survival skills of the hero seemed real—no doubt due to author Don Prichard, who is a Viet Nam vet. The setting, the dangers, and the problems the cast faced all rang true.
Don and Stephanie Prichard have written an exciting, throw-everything-at-the-characters, plot-driven book that also deals with faith issues. Each of the characters must face themselves and their belief, or non-belief, in God as they struggle to survive on a deserted island filled with danger at every turn.
At no time did I feel as if I was being preached to while reading about these characters and their faith. Instead, I was pulled along as they agonized over their flaws and issues and I rejoiced when they figured things out. For me, that is the benchmark of a great inspirational novel.
If you like adventure, don’t miss this book!
Five stars for Stranded by Don and Stephanie Prichard!
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
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