Saturday, November 24, 2007

Carolyn Aarsen's All In One Place ~ Reviewed

All In One Place
Carolyn Aarsen
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (August 22, 2007)
ISBN 978-0-446-69682-1

Trouble seems to follow some individuals and Terra was no exception to the rule. Stunned she found herself standing in Harland, Montana, she’d returned to the company of her sister. Running from an abusive relationship she wondered why she’d bothered to look up Leslie since they’d not spoken in months. The one-sided sibling relationship was spearheaded by Leslie through e-mails and Terra wondered if the tie was repairable. Still she’d made a start. Showed up for round one.

Terra is hardly in town a few hours before she steps into the middle of trouble, ending up arrested by a handsome officer she can’t get out of her head. She’s been through a lot and why should Harland be any different than any other place she’d been? She wanted out and she wanted her sister to come with her. Torn from a life-style of endless jobs, relationships, and drinks --Terra hopes to find stability with her sister. She wasn’t prepared for the outcome.

Carolyne Aarsen spins a story that proves blood is thicker than water and that regardless of the past, family ties are strong. There are moments of laughter and times of frustration as the reader quickly passes through the pages of this easy read. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the depth Aarsen places into her characters making one think twice about those in need of Christ and how we can affect them. All In One Place is a captivating and enjoyable story spun together with all the perfect pieces.

Reviewed by Cindy Sproles
Mountain Breeze Ministries

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