Monday, October 19, 2015

Litfuse Review: Valley of Decision by:Lynne Gentry

Valley of Decision (The Carthage Chronicles, #3)
About the Book:
Every choice has a consequence in the explosive conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles as Lisbeth returns to third-century Carthage for a thrilling final adventure.

Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision—leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life.

All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her headstrong daughter, all to live up to the promise she made to Cyprian. But Maggie is sick of being protected. In an act of teenage rebellion Maggie decides to do what her mother can’t—secretly returning to the third century on a quest to bring her father back, leaving Lisbeth no choice but to follow.

With Maggie’s surprise arrival in Carthage, chaos ensues. She finds her grandmother on trial for murder and attempts to save her, but instead the diversion sparks a riot that nearly destroys the plagued city. Only one thing will appease the wrath of the new proconsul of Carthage: the death of the instigator. 

Will Lisbeth arrive in time to save her daughter from the clutches of Rome? How can God possibly redeem such a slew of unwise decisions and deep regrets? Filled with heart-wrenching twists and riveting action, Valley of Decision brings the romantic adventure epic, The Carthage Chronicles, to an electrifying conclusion.

My Review:
 Dr. Lisbeth Hastings left the third-century Carthage to protect her daughter, Maggie. She threw herself into staying busy at work. And when she sent Maggie to college, she was beyond proud. But after a long day at work, Lisbeth comes home to her father telling her of a phone call he just had with Maggie’s school. Instead of Maggie doing as she said she caught a plane to Tunis, Tunisia. Soon Lisbeth and her father are hot on Maggie’s trail.

Arriving in Carthage, Maggie learns things have changed. Her grandmother is about to be on trail for a murder Maggie knows she didn’t commit. And worst of all her father’s home is bathed in blood. Worried and scared Maggie believes she is lucky to find her father heading back to his home, the only thing is he doesn’t recognize her. Only a few hours ago her father had sent her away in his time but in the twenty-first century it had been thirteen years. Now a grown woman, Maggie must convince both her father and their friends that she can help with the murder trail for the soon coming future is going to be something none of them can bear.

Valley of Decision is book three in The Carthage Chronicles. I have followed this series for a while and found that this author will never disappoint. This novel had an epic conclusion, that will leave you screaming why. Valley of Decision is an amazing read, I expect many more wonderful stories from this author.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse.