Hello again, savvy savers! Here is another book review from June reading list, and this time Sunrise in Another Land by David Fergusson.
Sunrise in Another Land details a series of events, in the lives of a hit man named Neville, and his other friends including William, a reckless journalist, William’s brother, Ross, and a young woman-Hannah, who was Neville’s adopted daughter about he retrieved her from a dumpster outside of an abortion clinic. The beginning of the story centers of Hannah’s journey of being raised by owners of a gentleman’s club, to a woman who tragically finds herself fleeing from a London mob, who ultimately seeks protection as a nanny in Africa. In addition to the main story, Neville, on assignment from his employer, encounters various danger as a treasure hunter, and protector to Hannah.
To be clear, this book is aimed at the Christian market. The content was clean and did not glamorize violence, which I appreciated. There wasn’t a huge spiritual epiphany or moment of repentance for every character, but references to God were sprinkled throughout the book.
The story line jumped, in an methodical pattern, from past to present a lot, which kept the narrative interesting, but also somewhat confusing to those new to the adventure genre. it interesting, but often times left me confused and thumbing back to previous chapters to reorient myself. David wrote a very creative novel with twists and turns that pulled me deeper into the plot of Sunrise in Another Land. There were times when I found his attempts to connect each character and event slightly forced, but overall I was able to follow the plot and get acquainted with the characters. While I struggled at times to understand what the author was trying to say and found myself wanting the writing itself to evoke strong images or feelings instead of simply telling me the image or emotion, Sunrise in Another Land is an easy and entertaining read.
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