Book Review: So Shines the Night

So Shines the Night


Tracy L. Higley

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This is the first book of Tracy L. Higley’s that I have read and I greatly enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading more of her books.

Daria is a recently widowed girl looking for a job as a tutor on the island of Rhodes. When she steps into trouble, she escapes the island with the help of Lucas who decides to hire her as a personal tutor. Lucas takes Daria back to his home in Ephesus and Daria starts settling in. However, Daria has stepped into a house laden with secrets and she can’t help but be curious about things that are happening all around her. Lucas’ wife has recently died, many people believing that she was murdered. Lucas is haunted by her death, causing him to get mixed up with the wrong people.

Evil surrounds the city. Evil in the shape of sorcery and evil that Daria has been trying to escape. In her search for the truth, she meets people from The Way, including Paul and Timothy. Daria is confused between what the true way is and she has people from either side trying to tell her what they think the truth really is. In the end Daria must decide if she believes the One True God is powerful enough to overcome the evil that surrounds the city.

As I mentioned before, this is the first book of Tracy Higley’s that I have read. I was brought right into the story as the author described the characters and the surrounding setting. The events in this book are taken from Acts 19 and it was interesting seeing the story come to life through the eyes of Higley. I thought she did a great job on researching the time period and bringing it to life for her readers.

Her characters are real people with real problems and I loved seeing how they overcame their problems, internal and external, throughout the book.

I look forward to reading more from Tracy Higley!

I received a free ecopy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my review.


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