|No Safe Haven|
NO SAFE HAVEN
by KIMBERLEY AND KAYLA WOODHOUSE
(B&H Books, 2011)
Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
A Peril filled Page-turner!
This story starts off with a power-packed punch with Marcus Gray sitting in his car and suddenly seeing an unmanned car racing toward him in his rear view mirror. In his last moments, the images of his beloved wife and precious daughter fill his thoughts along with the knowledge that the remote-controlled car was undoubtedly filled with explosives...
Jumping ahead to one year later, the intense drama doesn’t let up at all! Marcus’ widowed wife Jenna Tikaani-Gray and twelve year old daughter Andrea (Andie) are on a small plane flying from out of their town Anchorage, Alaska, and headed for home along the Chena River. But disaster strikes when their pilot friend Hank, unexpectedly pulls a gun on the last-minute passenger travelling with them! Unbelievably, Hank also shoots the plane’s radio. This unfamiliar passenger on Jenna’s plane is able to knock the gun out of Hank’s hand as well as the knocking out Hank too, but their lives are in grave danger with the plane having no radio, working controls, or fuel left, and the very remote and treacherous Mt. Sultana rushing is towards them!
Cole Maddox, the mysterious man on the plane is the only one that Jenna and her daughter Andie can rely upon to help them stay alive in this freezing and hostile environment that they’ve crashed in to. But who is he and why was he even on the plane? Clearly a man with some secrets, can he even be trusted? When a fierce winter storm rages, along with alarming injuries to some of the survivors, elevation sickness, and Andie’s rare neurological disorder, everything seems against them. In addition to this, there are people that want to kill them no matter what it takes. Can they all manage to possibly survive?
No Safe Haven is a relentless tale of suspense, danger, and intrigue. From jaw-dropping moments to tissue-grabbing occasions, this story is an undeniable page-turner that will be near impossible to put down! Add to all that a sweet romance and you’ve got yourself a story you’ll cherish.
Woven throughout this story also is the eloquently explained message of salvation… movingly expressed and perfect for those who could benefit from this important message without being too preachy.
The characters are all well-developed, interesting and unique, and I fell in love with the bright, feisty and charming Andie straight away! She had a heart of compassion for others and a deep love for God. But this enchanting child unfortunately suffers from HSAN (Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy), an extremely rare nerve disorder where she cannot sweat or feel pain. What were hazardous situations already, became even more dangerous for this courageous young girl.
And what made this incredible story even more so amazing and real, was when I discovered that Andie was based on co-author Kayla Woodhouse who suffers from this disorder in reality. I remain deeply inspired by this beautiful mother and daughter duo and thank them both for this exciting and brilliant story while bringing awareness to this very rare condition!
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QUESTION: Do you or have you ever suffered from a condition where you have felt alone in your experience and if so, what has helped you through it?