Friday, June 12, 2015

Found and Lost by Amanda G. Stevens

About the Book:

When Violet DuBay's friend Khloe confides that her dad is a Christian, it's the one secret Violet can't keep. Turning in Khloe's dad to the Constabulary is her duty. Her decision becomes an opportunity to infiltrate the Christian resistance; but as she gets to know Marcus, Lee, and the others, she's compelled to question the things her society has taught her about God and His followers.

Clay Hansen persuades his family to join him at an underground church meeting and brings Violet, his teen daughter Khloe's best friend. That night, the church is raided. He and his wife escape, but in the chaos, he loses Violet and Khloe.

How can he find them with the Constabulary monitoring his every move? If the God who once spared Khloe won't intervene, Clay will have to save her himself.

My Thoughts:

This is the second novel in Amanda's 'Haven Seekers' series, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one!  "Found and Lost" picks up near the end of "Seek and Hide", and brings back favorite characters Marcus and Lee.

Seen as the head of the resistance, Marcus continues to shoulder the heavy responsibility of protecting true believers from the con cops.  When Khloe and her best friend Violet get separated from Khloe's parents, it's Marcus who finds them and takes them to safety.

But it seems a spy is in their midst, and the house church from the first novel is now under arrest and undergoing re-education.  With nothing but government approved bibles available, how can anyone find the truth?  God will make a way if people truly seek Him.

The action is evenly paced and "Found and Lost" gives us another side to the conflict between the government and Christianity.  Families are torn apart and lives are stretched to the breaking point as each person must decide what to believe...because to believe in Amanda's world is a choice between life and death.

I look forward to the next novel in this dystopian series that sends a chill down my spine.  Be warned: it can be a very dark story, but Amanda gives us just enough glimmers of hope to keep the pages turning.

My thanks to my friends at David C. Cook Publishing for my advance copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  "Found and Lost" is most definitely recommended.

Happy Reading!



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