Thursday, February 17, 2011

Journey to Riverbend by Henry McLaughlin

Journey to Riverbend is a good book that weaves the truth of God's love and redemption throughout.  I loved everything about the story, except I longed to read a better ending.  The ending showed a promise of what to come, but not the actual fullfillment.  That is the only thing I would have added!
 Michael Archer travels to Riverbend to fulfill the dying wish of Ben Carstairs, a young man that was wrongly convicted of a crime and put to death.  Ben longed to make amends with his father, Sam, but was not able to before he was killed.  Michael, who ministered to Ben, promised to go see Sam Carstairs in his place.  Michael meets a young woman named Rachel when he gets to Riverbend.  Even though they both have a troubled past, they have become believers of Jesus and have tried to go on with their lives.  They both have feelings for each other, but Rachel is not sure she is ready for love.   Soon, it becomes clear that Sam has been kidnapped, so Michael joins a posse to look for him so that he can finish his mission.  During his absence from Riverbend, Michael and Rachel both realized their true feelings for each other.  There are many extra characters and plots within the this story that keep it interesting!

I received this book free from the publisher in order to write a review.  I was not obligated to write a positive review, only to write my own opinion of the book.

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