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Grace Triumphant by Alicia A. Willis
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2016-reads

Age Appropriate For: 12 and up for mild violence and mentions of immoral behavior.
Best for Ages: 12 and up

There are two things I can always count on with Alicia Willis’ books. 1.) I won’t want to stop reading them; and 2.) The ending will satisfy me. However, I have to admit, sometimes the sheer size of her books makes me pause. After all, it is hard when you don’t want to put a book down but know that it will take you several days to get through it. That is the reason it took me so long to get around to this story.

As usual, Alicia swept me into the story easily. She is a masterful storyteller and does her research so that I know I can trust the historical details given. She also has a talent for not white-washing things, but never describing things in such a way that make me feel dirty. She makes no attempt to hide the fact that slavers were cruel and immorality was prevalent, but she never describes the perversions in any kind of detail.

I ended up liking Russell. It was a surprise to me, because I was sure I would hate him. I tend to find moral characters who have no faith unrealistic and frustrating. Russell was an exception, perhaps because Willis did such a good job of showing the flaws of his belief system.

Elizabeth was surprisingly understandable. I think that her situation was portrayed well in the historical context so as to keep her from being irritating. I wanted to rush in and be the friend she needed.

Jack was endearing and my favorite. His stand for faith in the dark times was beautiful. He is a great example to those young and old who find themselves standing for their faith in a dark time.
It always amazes me that even though her books are so thick, they go by so fast. I read most of it in one day, and I didn’t want to stop. Don’t let the size of the book scare you away; it will go by fast.

I highly recommend this book for those who like historical fiction, solid writing, and faith-building messages.
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Quotes Sarah Liked

Alicia A. Willis
“God is my authority. He saved me from sin. And I live my life rightly, not to earn my way to His heaven, but to please Him.” Jack spoke softly. His heart swelled, and he could have teared up.”
Alicia A. Willis, Grace Triumphant: A Tale of the Slave Trade


Reading Progress

April 23, 2015 – Shelved
April 23, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
June 27, 2016 – Started Reading
June 27, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016-reads
July 17, 2016 – Finished Reading

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