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  • 06/2022
  • 9798985223262
  • 810 pages
  • $25.95
Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2022
  • 9798985223217
  • 346 pages
  • $15.95
Amy Schisler
Author
Seeking Tranquility
Amy Schisler, author
Amy Schisler "creates a tapestry of emotional reactions, strength, and faith from her loved ones that brought me to tears at times." Writer's Digest on Island of Promise Christy McLane and her child prodigy sister, Molly, are alone in the world. Alone, until they arrive on the island of Chincoteague, Virginia. Like the famous ponies that roam the area, Christy and Molly flee to the island to take refuge after a tragedy leaves them marooned and unanchored. To stay afloat, Christy will need to make unforeseen sacrifices as she navigates the waters of life. Against the beautiful backdrop of the Virginia shoreline, caring islanders and shy, aerospace scientist, Jared Stevenson, help Christy find the faith and tranquility she seeks. However, just when everything seems perfect, Jared's hidden past disrupts their peaceful existence, plunging the entire island into a sea of lies and danger that will change their lives forever.
Plot/Idea: 8 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot/Idea: Evenly plotted and set in Chincoteague, Virginia, this compelling mystery will leave the reader wondering who people really are below the surface. The reader is drawn into the story as the main character uses her instincts and faith to help the reader see the other characters through her eyes.

Prose: Easy to read and with an evenly-paced build, the author uses dialogue that feels organic and realistic. Schisler effectively develops the setting and climate of the town through postings from the local newspaper between chapters.

Originality: Developing the setting and happenings of the town through local newspaper postings between chapters is an original way to help the reader understand the setting and set the tone of the story.

Character Development/Execution: Sincere characters that take care of each other dominate this story. The villain is gruff and unlikable, and enters the book with a harsh tone, causing the reader to wonder about his backstory. 

Blurb: Sincere characters with strong instincts and devoted faith carry this evenly plotted mystery. 

Date Submitted: August 10, 2022

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2022
  • 9798985223262
  • 810 pages
  • $25.95
Paperback Book Details
  • 06/2022
  • 9798985223217
  • 346 pages
  • $15.95

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