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Runaway Choices

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Runaway Choices - A Christian Speculative Fiction Novel

Everyone runs from their past; Beck has it mastered. She’s been running for so long, stopping is a foreign concept. With her conning skills and wits at the ready, she's on a plane to London, free of charge.

Beck believes everything is going as planned, but when reality twists on its axis, she soon wonders whose plan? T
ebook, First Edition, 280 pages
Published February 2012 by CreateSpace
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Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, christian
Where I got the book: Kindle freebie. Eisley is an online friend.

Beck is running away from past hurts and involvements, and has decided to go in the direction of London. A random job offer on the plane leads to a mysterious sequence of events involving people who seem to know all about her, locations that disappear and reappear, a passport stamped in the future, and a mysterious object that seems to have unlimited powers. Added to that, Beck is being pursued by a man--or superman--she'd rather n
Kristine Hansen
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Christian Spec Fic
I love Beck, our flawed heroine of this book. From the moment I met her I wanted to know her better, and to understand why she was so prickly and anxious to run away. I loved watching her grow and change.

I didn't know what to expect from this book, but that beautiful cover and the exquisite interior (yes I'm a geek when it comes to a good job on the typesetting) built up my expectations. I was not disappointed in the least. This was a book that I had to keep reading, and every twist and turn kep
Carla Laureano
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Eisley Jacobs is best known for her middle grade "Dragons Forever" series, but with "Runaway Choices," she has really found her niche. She blends supernatural, fantasy, and romantic elements seamlessly into a fast-paced and surprisingly believable plot. But where Jacobs really excels is in her characterization and relationships, and for me, the fantasy/quest elements took a backseat to Beck's journey of self-discovery. (I didn't mind Beck's hot English partner-in-crime, Colin, either.) Fun, soli ...more
Becky Hollar
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow. At first I couldn't really tell what I thought about this book; it seemed a little *too* strange, too difficult to get going. But I stuck with it, and I'm so glad I did! I went from being confused when I started it yesterday to feeling like I was reading an updated version of Frank Peretti's "Piercing the Darkness"....this book was wonderful, gripping, and just absolutely fantastic! Jacobs did a great job of not preaching, but weaving Truth throughout the story so that it had a greater impa ...more
D.M. Dutcher
May 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, christian
It starts off good. Really good, actually. But then the plot goes off in weird directions and leads to a not so satisfying conclusion, at least for me.

Beck is a troubled woman who conned her way onto a flight to London. She has no real plans except running from her past demons, and she strikes up a conversation with a person named Ben. Somehow Ben already knows her name, and after a tragedy Beck is on the run, a possessor of a mysterious necklace and even more mysterious stone. Someone is chasin
Jill Cooper
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A nail biter of a ride filled with flawed characters you'll love and root for from the very beginning with some paranormal elements that keep you on your toes. Eisley Jacobs does an impressive job of not only writing a great thriller, but one filled with deep meaning, a message. She does all this without preaching, without hitting you over the head paragraph after paragraph with her message. It's a Christian story that can be enjoyed be anyone, Christian faith or not.

The story starts off smart a
Jelly Bean
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book!!! Very gripping. Reminded me a lot of Dan Brown's writing. The treasure is in us when start looking for it. Talk about a crazy adventure for someone that trust No one. Beck is running. Not for her life in the beginning of the book just running from life itself. Then a strange encounter on a plane to London changes everything. Now there are more choices to be made. There are people to meet, places to go and having to run for her life from a SuperHuman "McCreepy" and meeting a tr ...more
Melinda Gregory
May 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I give this one a solid 3.5 stars
A good read, good pacing. My criticisms are nit-picky - like the way the female lead has a way of screaming or screeching out things - who does that? I also never really got a good picture of the necklace in my head - I just couldn't figure out what part was spinning, glowing, separating, etc. etc. Oh, and what the heck is "Christian Speculative Fiction" anyway? Still mulling that one over . . .
I did like, however, the bad guy (McCreepy); I somehow kept picturing
Teresa Collins
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome read. Part fantasy but with a strong moral fiber. The characters are far for perfect, but their flaws are used to show the power of love, not only for each other, but God's love for each of us. Highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good story with a Christian slant.
Tessa 『弓子』
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So good! I read this in like four hours! I loved the faith she grew into by the end!
Brenda Green
Apr 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was good. It wasn't what I expected but it was a good read.
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian
Great Book Great Author!!!! What else can I say!!!
Amy McNew

This is the first book I've read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Ms. Jacobs spun a tale of redemption and faith that had me captivated immediately. I liked the fact that I never knew exactly where the story was going to end up. Her characters were true to life and engaging. The story was complex but not overly so. Though I'm not a huge fan of first person POV (I like to get inside every character's head), I was able to look past that and place myself in the story. All in al
Loved it!

I loved reading this! I had a hard time putting it down. It flows very well and was fast paced. I had kinda figured out some of it but not all of it. It had enjoyable twists to it. I love the raw emotions that you feel as you follow Beck and Colin on their journey. My only hang up was the use of US dollars for payment.
Tammy Hudson
It was good story loved the journey the author took you on.

Had very powerful message. It had such a powerful message about finding forgiveness in others and yourself. Being able to love again.
May 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
I couldn't get into it.
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
engaging suspenseful read. excellent illustration of spiritual truths
Floetic Musiq
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
loved this book. it kept my attention and the story line was relatable.
It was just too unstructured for me after a while. And the fact that the author had the main character in London using Euros, not Pounds, really annoyed me.
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Eisley Jacobs lives in Shingle Springs, California with her three children and husband. Eisley actively writes the characters that stroll through her head. The first YA Novel she completed was in high school, but somehow got lost in the shuffle into real life.

While studying at college, stories began to plague her mind and she tried her best to keep them at bay while she did more important things
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