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No Safe Haven

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  198 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Jenna and Andi Tikaani-Gray are hoping for a fresh start. Though twelve year-old Andi has long struggled with a rare medical disorder, she and her mother have finally received good news from out-of-town specialists. It's news they desperately needed, especially after the recent death of Jenna's husband (Andi's dad) in a car accident.

But as they are flying home to Alaska, r
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by B&H Books (first published February 22nd 2011)
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Jill Williamson
Andie and her mother, Jenna, are flying home from a doctor’s appointment in Anchorage when the pilot sabotages their small plane. They crash on Sultana, a mountain that is part of the Denali National Park. Stranded with a winter storm on its way, only one man can keep them alive, the mysterious last-minute passenger, Cole. With hidden secrets and killers trying to track them down, no one really trusts anyone. Yet they must trust each other if they are going to survive.

This was an engaging story
Regrettably, No Safe Haven is a perfect example of why I struggle with the premise of Christian fiction. I have no issues with people’s beliefs in a Higher Power, with the idea of forgiveness and loving one’s neighbor, and other Christian elements. I do however wrestle with the idea that these tenets are purely Christian. I also take issue with the idea that someone is not trustworthy unless they believe in God or consider themselves Christian or that somehow being a Christian makes someone comp ...more
It was an Early Reviewers copy, and I must admit I requested the book because I was mainly attracted by the setting: Alaska, Denali National Park, a crash in the mountains, and the themes of survival and perseverance. The information it was Christian fiction was either not there, or I must have skipped over it, as I would have never thought it was for me. Christian fiction is not something I would read out of my volition. Still, since I requested it, I decided to read it, and I must say that the ...more
Lisa Johnson
Title: No Safe Haven
Author: Kimberley & Kayla Woodhouse
Pages: 352
Year: 2011
Publisher: B & H Books
Written by a mother and daughter team, No Safe Haven, is a journey into the dangerous and beautiful wilderness of Alaska. Jenna is the mother of a young girl named Andie who has a rare medical disorder that can put her very life in danger in the blink of an eye. What may startle some readers is that Kayla, one of the co-authors, does have the di
Anna Marie
I wanted to give this book four stars. It actually deserves one. We're... grudgingly giving it two.

The story is completely unbelievable, first off. We have a girl who doesn't feel pain who's first word in the book is 'Ouchie'. (!?!) And I highlighted six other 'ow' and pain references that shouldn't have been. But then when she severely sprains her ankles, she doesn't feel anything...?

Added to that, she's got a condition in which she can't adjust to temperature fluctuations... and she's stranded
No Safe Haven is one of those books that grabs you and pulls you into the story from the very first page, which is great and very exciting. There is so much suspense in not only the precarious situations in which the characters land, but also in the dilemma of who can be trusted, which changes throughout the story. These dangers are all compounded by the medical condition of the young character, Andie.

Most of the story moves along at a fast pace. Each very short chapter is told from the viewpoin
I was not sure about this book when I won it in the Early Reviews but it really surprised me. I started reading and was shocked that the plane went down so quickly at the start of the book. I asked myself where on earth could they take this book if the plane has already crashed but I was pleasantly surprised that the book continue to climax all the way to the end. The authors did a wonderful job at describing the life on the mountain without making it seem too over the top. It really seemed real ...more
Julie Graves
Andie and her mother Jenna are flying in their plane home to Alaska. They are giving a ride to a man named Cole. When they see Hank their pilot and Cole struggling together they are confused and scared. Hank has sabotaged their plane and set them on a crash course for one of the highest peaks in Alaska.

After the crash Andie awakes first and realizes that she must help her mother and Cole stay warm in the freezing elements. Also she must take care of her own needs as she has a rare disorder that
Nike Chillemi
This debut novel by a mother and teen-age daughter team portends of good things to come. This is a terrific action-adventure novel with no mere romance, but a wonderful love story. The novel is based on real life, as co-author Kayla, the teenage daughter, has a rare nerve disorder preventing her from regulating her body temperature or feeling pain. They have created a mother-daughter team (Jenna Tikaani-Gray and teenage Andie) whereby the fictional teenage daughter has the same disorder.

The stor
Loved the suspense and action in this book. Enjoyed the characters in such a way that I could hear their voices in my head as I read it. Kim and Kayla, thanks for explaining this disorder in such an understandable way - story format is always the best way for me to understand and learn new things!
When I first received this book, I didn’t realize what an action-packed suspenseful read this would be. As the story progressed, I found it extremely difficult to put the book down! Right from the start Jenna and her daughter Andie find themselves on an airplane where everyone else is either dead or knocked out. And they are crashing! Talk about a gripping beginning!

Each character was very deep and well fleshed out. Through the harrow adventures that they encounter the reader dives deep into the
Laurie Carlson
No Safe Haven
This book was written by a mother/daughter team. It is a Christian Fiction/Suspense book. It starts out where Jenna and Andie (the mother and daughter) are in a small plane and it crashes into the side of a mountain. Cole, another passenger, but stranger, knows someone is after them to kill them. Apparently they are on the side of the largest mountains in Alaska. Andie, the daughter, has some spunk to her, being a teenager. You gotta love that. It was the treacherous track of trying
A new and different kind of mystery / suspense has landed and it is fun. Lots of new ideas show up in this debut effort by mother/daughter team Kimberly and Kayla Woodhouse. I actually learned quite a bit while reading this book. The setting is Alaska and the situation is bad guys after mother / daughter, Jenna and Andie want them dead - but who are the bad guys, who are the good guys and why are they after them? How does this all link up with how Marc died a year ago (Jenna's husband/Andie's da ...more
Yvann S
From the publicity information: A young widow and her physically challenged daughter survive a plane crash in the Alaskan mountains but must puzzle together how it relates to the recent death of their husband and father. Written by a mother and her teenage daughter whose rare medical condition led to their family’s story being shared with millions on the hit ABC television program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Elements of their real-life story are worked into this exciting novel.

I did a little
A year has passed since the horrific car accident that killed their husband and dad, but Jenna and Andie Tikaani-Gray are hoping for a fresh start after receiving good news about Andie’s rare medical disorder. They are returning home to North Pole, Alaska, in their own plane piloted by their friend Hank.

Unbeknownst to Jenna, Hank, a long-time friend of her and her husband, his soldier buddy, has sabotaged their plane. Mid flight, their small plane crashes into Sultana, the most remote and danger
Authors: Kimberly Woodhouse and Kayla R. Woodhouse
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4336-7116-6
Genre: Inspirational / suspense

Jenna and Andi Tikaani-Gray are trying to survive after the untimely death of Jenna’s husband, Marc. Twelve-year-old Andi had just had another brain surgery and now they were flying home to Alaska. There was an extra passenger on their flight, but suddenly things went weird. Jenna’s long time pilot and the passenger started fighting
Stephanie Mccall
I'm not usually a thriller fan, or a fan of books that deal in military intelligence, wilderness struggles, and the like. However, the story of Cole and Jenna hooked me fairly quickly. Part of this comes from Jenna and Andie's unique situation; I am a fan of plots dealing in rare medical issues, and Andie's condition certainly fit the bill. But what I liked even more is that instead of focusing only on survival, the Woodhouse ladies focused on the developing relationships between Andie, Cole, an ...more
Kimberley and Kayla R. Woodhouse have put together an indelible thriller that will keep your heart pounding, yet uplifting and heartwarming at the same time. With trials and tribulations enough to make Job's miseries seem almost trivial in comparison, this intrepid trio face incredible odds against survival while their Christian faith stays strong, at least for two of them. The third member of the party will come to it but has two injured "girls" to rescue off one of the highest, steepest moun ...more
Clockstein Lockstein
No Safe Haven by Kimberly & Kayla Woodhouse is a action-packed suspense novel with a lot of faith. Jenna Tikaani-Gray is finally starting to rebuild her life with daughter Andie. After the death of her husband Marc a year ago and Andie's brain surgery, the closely bonded mother and daughter are returning to their home in Alaska to make a fresh start. A mysterious stranger named Cole asks for a ride on their private plane, and when Jenna wakes up from a nap midflight, she sees Cole and pilot ...more
If the last name Woodhouse sounds familiar, it’s because authors Kimberly and Kayla Woodhouse first found fame on the popular television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

The mother and daughter duo teamed up to write their first novel and came up with No Safe Haven, an action packed suspense story. Kayla Woodhouse also incorporated her real life struggle with HSAN, (Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy) and included the illness in the book. HSAN is a rare nerve disorder which prevents th
Beverly Frisby
Jun 06, 2011 Beverly Frisby rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
What would you do if you were a twelve-year old girl who is suddenly stranded on a mountainside in Alaska after your plane crashed and you find out someone wants you dead? “No Safe Haven,” the first novel by mother/daughter writing team Kimberley and Kayla Woodhouse, is the thrilling story of what happens to twelve-year old Andi Tikaani-Gray and her mother, Jenna, when their private plane crashes. Their pilot, someone they trusted and had known for years, appears to have sabotaged the plane, mak ...more
This highly suspenseful book covers a story of a young girl who has just been given her life back and her mother. Andie and Jenna have faced so much adversity, from Andie's diagnosis to the loss of Andie's father/Jenna's husband. This plane ride home is a celebration. That is, until their trusted friend Hank slugs a last minute passenger and the plane goes down. For days, the girls, along with the unknown passenger Cole, try to reach safety. Cole finally breaks down and tells Jenna that someone ...more
It’s a high impact adventure through the barren snow capes peaks of Alaska with bad guys on the characters’ tail. Avalanches, plain crashes and firing missiles, it keeps the blood pumping while reading.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this book when I started it. It goes from five different points of view, two of those in first person. But as I got into the book and the breaks label the character speaking, it became easy to follow. Each character had their own distinct “voice” which is diff
Nora St Laurent
I was thrilled to receive a review copy of such a gripping, action adventure novel. This is a great book for so many reasons. First it’s written by an amazing mother-daughter team. Kayla is 13 years old and writes the POV of the 12 year old girl who has the same nerve disorder she has. Making Kayla’s condition part of the story brought a depth of emotion, suspense and drama to a whole new level. Not only were Andi and her mom running from men determined to wipe them out but there was an urgency ...more
NO SAFE HAVEN by Kimberley and Kayla R. Woodhouse is a nailbitting inspirational
romantic suspense set in present day Alaska.The plot is interesting,gut wrenching,nail bitting with characters that not only capture your heart,but also your spirit.This story is full of suspense,intrigue,danger,romance,faith,love,hope,courage,adventure,betrayal,and survivial.It is a fast paced,page turning story that will grip your attention from the first page to the last.This mother-daughter team not only the stor
"No Safe Haven" was an interesting adventure to the cold arctic world of Alaska with Jenna, her daughter Andrea and mysterious passenger who they will have to learn to trust to survive. The suspense and different points of view made for a very interesting story that held my interest all the way to the end. I enjoyed being able to climb in each person's head and see things through their eyes. This made the story quite believable and really fascinating.

I did have a bit of a problem with the timeli
Abbie Riddle
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. To be honest I did not finish it and had to tell the publisher it was not for me. I rarely find a book that I absolutely can not get into or really dislike but this was one. I did not care for the mixed writing style and found it difficult to tell when it was a flash back, when the mom was talking, or the daughter. Now they have another one out - Surprise it is basically the same plot! A mother and sick daughter - and (surprise) a murdered fathe ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's written by a mother/daughter team and the two separate voices came through loud and clear. The perspective of the daughter added an extra layer of authenticity to the character of Andie.

The book is set in Alaska, which I have never visited but I have it on my bucket list, and takes place during the winter months. Amid all the ice and snow during a plane trip, Jenna and Andie (another mother/daughter combo) crash into the side of a mountain. To make matter
Charlene Amsden
The plane dropped like a 3,000-pound stone. The story starts there and then the tension ratchets up. This is a buckle-your-seat-belt-and-hold-on-to-your-head kind of read. Every page needed to be turned, every word needed to be read — immediately! The pace of the story literally pulls the reader through from beginning to end, and the last page comes way too soon. The story is tied up too quickly and neatly at the end. I think it would have been better served with a prologue. The main characters ...more
Renee Abernathy
One of the very best

This was truly a beautiful book. It brought tears and lots of fingernail biting moments. I did not want to stop until I finished the entire book. Praise God for the very special author for writing this story. May God bless you and yours.
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