A River Too Deep
Sydney Tooman Betts
A River Too Deep is a 274 page novel in the Christian historical fiction genre and was released on October 23, 2013. To purchase your copy, click here.
About the Book
In the spring of 1817, Alcy Callen and her father visit a step-uncle they have long presumed dead; but instead of enjoying a loving reunion, they are plunged into treachery and deceit. Nothing is as they expected and little is what it seems. Even the man who helps her escape is not the reliable suitor he appears.
Alcy is caught between gratitude and fear, unable to avoid her rescuer’s attentions or understand the responses they stir. Neither can she tell what sort of man he is or what he intends to do with her in the strange place they are going. Will he keep her for himself or will he sell her to the highest bidder?
Of one person only is she certain, but will he come for her before it is too late?
About the Author
Sydney Tooman Betts and her protagonist-husband currently reside in the Shenandoah Valley near the extensive cavern system that inspired the setting for several early chapters of this book. While single, Ms. Betts (B.S. Bible/Missiology, M.Ed) was involved in a variety of cross-cultural adventures in North and Central America. After marrying, she and her husband lived in Europe and the Middle East where he served in various mission-support capacities. Her teaching experiences span preschool to guest lecturing at the graduate level and serving as the Sunday School Superintendent, Children’s Church Director, or Women’s Ministries facilitator in several evangelical denominations.
Before penning her first novel, A River too Deep, she ghost-wrote several stories for an adult literacy program.
A River too Deep is the first book by Sydney Tooman Betts and I can’t wait to read more by her. This is a great book that will leave you comparing your walk with God to that of the main character’s Alcy. Alcy Callen and her father visit a step uncle whom they presumed had past away only to be deceived. Alcy gets help escaping only she is not able to trust the one who helped her get away. There is only one person who can save her, she is afraid he will not come in time.
I really enjoyed reading a book on different cultures. The research that the author had to do before writing this novel really helped her in writing this book. Written in First Person, Historical Christian Fiction. This book is not an easy read and will take yo sometime to complete, the end is well worth the wait.
Thank you to Celebrate Lit for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review.
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