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November 4, 2016



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(from back of book)


Three people—three Divine appointments
Cynthia Wells, an undercover reporter with a dark secret and in search of a story, finds more than she bargains for, including a love she never expected.
Jonathan Holms, pastor of affluent Christ Church, is stunned when God directs him to a mission where he must come to grips with a killer and his own difficult past.
Stubby White was never anything and he was sure he’d never be anything, not with all the bad breaks he’s had. But at the Beacon Mission, when he finds the promise of a new life, he must decide whether to dwell in the past or break from it.
All three are thrown together by converging circumstances involving danger and a mysterious killer who seems bent on destroying them all.

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Heritage Publishing House (July 8, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989970752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989970754

About the Author

Sylvia BambolaSylvia Bambola is the award winning author of eight novels. Her novel, Rebekah’s Treasure, won the 2014 Readers Favorite Bronze Award for Christian Historical Fiction and the 2015 Book of the Year Award, Christian Small Press Association, for Historical Fiction. The Salt Covenants was the 2015 Readers Favorite Bronze Award winner for Christina Historical Fiction. She has two grown children, and teaches women’s Bible studies.
Born in Romania, Sylvia Bambola lived her early years in Germany. At seven she relocated with her adopted family and saw the Statue of Liberty and America for the first time. But the memory of those years in Germany inspired her to write Refiner's Fire, which won a Silver Angel Award, and was a Christy Finalist. Her frequent moves as an "army brat" gave her an opportunity to see America and fall in love with her new country.

If you like suspense and Christian books than you will like this combination of both.   The author doesn't just give you characters of faith but characters that don't believe also.  Some readers can relate to those characters which is different.  The author gives the reader some tough subject such as addiction, gangs and being homeless.    Jonathan Holms left his church as  the pastor and opens the Beacon Mission for the homeless.  This area seems to be a bad part.  Several deaths have occurred around the mission and a reporter, Cynthia Wells begins looking into them.   She decides to go down to the area but that may not have been a good idea.  She is robbed by a gang.  She is dressed like a homeless woman and the police wouldn't help her when she reported the robbery.    They in turn send her to the Mission and she goes undercover to find out more information.  The author goes into detailed descriptions of several of the people who end up at the Mission.  But it seems that the mission may not be the safe haven Johnathan wanted it to be.   Homeless people are being attacked at the shelter.   Will the reporter discover who is doing these killings and attacks.  Or will she be in danger and possibly be attacked again or worse yet, her cover be blown.?   There are characters of faith, strong faith and there are characters of little or no faith.  So you get to see all sides of the faith factor.   Some of these homeless people are at the end of the road and some find faith.  Others don't    The author also throws in a romantic side between Jonathan and  Cynthia.   What's a book without a little romance? 

I received a complimentary copy of this book, Mercy At Midnight from the author and BookCrash and voluntarily decided to do a review.

I would give this book 5   STARS.


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