11/25/15

Trial & Tribulations: A Windy Ridge Legal Thriller Book 1, by Rachel Dylan


4 Stars!


ABOUT THE BOOK -
High-powered attorney Olivia Murray faces the biggest test of her career when she is assigned to represent Astral Tech, a New Age tech company, in a lawsuit filed by its biggest competitor. While Olivia is accustomed to hard fights in the courtroom, she arrives in Windy Ridge and discovers there is much more to this case than the legal claims—forces of darkness are at work.

Windy Ridge quickly turns from quiet Chicago suburb to spiritual battleground, and Olivia must rely on her faith to defend against legal and spiritual attacks. Although they are enemies in the courtroom, Olivia finds a friend and unlikely ally in opposing counsel, Grant Baxter. Once a skeptic about faith, he ultimately comes to her aid when she needs it most.

The battle between evil forces heats up in and out of the courtroom, pushing Olivia to the breaking point. Will she be able to help good triumph over evil, or will the town of Windy Ridge be torn apart?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense and the Windy Ridge Legal Thriller series. Rachel has practiced law for almost a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. She is a member of ACFW and RWA. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids--two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. She is represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Check out her website - HERE


MY THOUGHTS -
A very unexpected surprise! I had read one of Rachel's other book - Expert Witness which had no paranormal qualities to it at all, so this was very different. This was a Good vs. Evil/God vs. Satan type book. What I really loved was all the fun (mmm not so fun LOL) paranormal activity, Christian paranormal activity I should say. 

If you like books with a lot of paranormal stuff flying around but don't like all the swearing and sex - this is a good book for you. This is a very clean paranormal story. It was fun, edgy, suspenseful and thrilling in spots. 

There was good solid character development. I liked all the main characters. Especially Olivia and Grant. I can't wait to read more about them in book 2. 
I also loved all the courtroom drama. This has always been a favorite of mine in books.

I am a Christian and I do believe in Angels and Demons but this book was very far fetched. I am not saying it could never happen, just that it doesn't happen every day. But, it is a fiction book and it doesn't have to be real for me it just has to be good - and that it is! To be honest the book would be kind of boring without all the paranormal aspects. So I loved it more because of that. I am glad this is a series. I am definitely hooked - I will be reading the rest!

Thanks to the author, Rachel Dylan for sending me this book for my honest review! Next one please!

Order your copy from Amazon - HERE

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