Authors: Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins
My synopsis: Shaley's dad, Gary, had just recently come into her life and back into her mother, Rayne's, life. They had fallen in love all over again and were set to be married. On their wedding day, at a mansion surrounded with security, Shaley is kidnapped.
The kidnapper seems to be able to stay one step ahead of the police and FBI. He has told Shaley that he is a preacher and has chosen Shaley for his wife. He is taking her to the home of his new church in Montana. He claims that all his actions are for God and he is going to teach Shaley the true meaning of religion.
Shaley, however, has her own personal relationship with God and her mom and dad both recently committed their lives to God also. Shaley prays that someone will be able to find her even as both her parents and Rayne's band pray for her safe return. Will it be enough to bring Shaley home?
My thoughts: I enjoyed reading this YA trilogy. Even though Shaley doesn't live the life of a typical teenager, I like the way that it shows her turning to God in all situations. With an imperfect family, and being raised by a rock-n-roll single mom, Shaley still manages to keep God the center of her life. Something that is hard enough to do as a "normal" teenager. Nice trilogy for tween/teen readers.
You can read the first chapter of Always Watching, Last Breath and Final Touch, the three books in the Rayne series.
***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***
Publisher/Publication Date: Zondervan, May 2010