Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review of The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman

The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole Brown is a suspenseful and emotional read. My only caution is that this book deals with cults and abuse, and so readers should keep in mind that it’s not a lighthearted read.

Caralynne lives in a cult of the Children of Righteous Cain. When Caralynne’s husband dies, the elders must make decisions about her future. At the same time, Dayne MacFarland, a friend from Caralynne’s past, returns to the cult as their preacher.

I was intrigued by this book because I’d heard it was about cults and had seen the cover, but wasn’t sure how the cover fit in. Anyway, if readers can handle the subject matter, I think they'll enjoy this suspense story, as I did. 

If you’d like to learn more about the author, Carole Brown, please view a July 2013 interview of her.


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  2. Heidi,

    Great book review. This book sound interesting. I know a couple of other stories about cults -- Mark Mynheir's From The Belly of the Dragon is a good one; the Church Builder is not as good. And there's also a cult subplot in a story called Apologetic For Murder, but...