Friday, March 15, 2013

The Return of Cassandra Todd

The Return of Cassandra Todd

by Darrel Nelson

About the book (from the back cover):

Turner Caldwell works at a local motel as a handyman while attending college full time. On his way to class one day, he is shocked to see Cassandra Todd and her young son in town. The sight of her brings back powerful memories of being bullied in high school -- she was the popular head cheerleader and he the target of her friends' mean-spirited pranks. When Cassandra and her son check into the motel where he works and she asks for his help in eluding her abusive husband, he finds himself entangled in a dangerous drama that will require him to forgive and draw on every skill he has if they are to survive. 

My take:

I had a hard time putting this book down! It was a very fast read, and I enjoyed trying to figure out what was going to happen next. I loved Turner Caldwell's transformation throughout the book, and the description of what he used to be like in high school. As the recipient of some mean pranks myself in school, I could definitely relate to Turner's painful memories of school.

As my friend Becky wrote in her review, this book had a "Lifetime movie" feel to it, but I loved every minute! I saw this book as a nice change of pace from some of the deeper books that are out there. I loved reading about each new obstacle that came up in Turner and Cassandra's adventure.

I would highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys Christian romance and suspense. I give it a "4."

About the author:

Darrel Nelson is the author of The Anniversary Waltz and a retired schoolteacher. He writes novels, articles, plays, and music. He has bachelor's degrees in English and education from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Glass Road Public Relations. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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