Title: No Greater Gift
Author: Teresa H. Morgan
Release Date: May 1, 2016
Genre: Contemporary/Historical Mystery
Publisher: Mountain Book INK
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I had the wonderful opportunity to be one of the final proofreaders before release. I have written my honest opinion of this story based on that reading.
About the book:
Grace Ryan works to untangle clues left by her late grandparents – clues involving a WWII conspiracy that could tear her family apart.
History professor Grace Ryan returns to her hometown expecting to help her grandmother turn her journals and memories of WWII into memoirs. She arrives to find her grandmother being loaded into an ambulance. When she begs Grace to find the truth about a decades-old crime, whispers the word treason, then slips away forever, Grace is left to separate fact from fiction. Then, an unwelcome inheritance strikes at her already fragile family bond. Though God’s voice seems silent, He sends someone to stand in the gap for her.
Erik Petersson, unjustly accused of infidelity, suffered through an unwanted divorce and the loss of his children’s love to his former wife’s bitterness. A physicist on sabbatical, he agrees to help Grace dig through her late grandfather’s scientific papers. As he struggles to win back his children’s love, he and Grace are catapulted into a quagmire of truth and lies that could destroy any chance at happiness.
An intricately woven contemporary/historical mystery!
I fell in love with the two main characters, Grace King and Erik Petersson. They had so many layers to their personal story that it was a joy to see how each of them had grown to be strong believers. Both of them had been horribly wounded by false accusations and the way that they have been treated by family members. Neither of them though had given up on God because of it though. I was so encouraged just by how they turned to Him with each hard thing that happened throughout the story.
The plot was so well developed and presented that it kept my interest until the very end. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the sections from Gramma Annie’s journals that were interspersed within the contemporary romantic mystery story. They way that the two time periods connected with each other was very well done.