Monday, November 7, 2011

Blind Faith by Michael Schneider

Posted by Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections at 6:01 AM

Bravo! Very Good Debut Novel!

Blind Faith by Michael Schneider is a an intriguing romantic suspense novel about Karsyn McKenna, a young woman who has let a very sheltered life under her father’s careful eye.  At the beginning of the story, she is a naive young woman and then life throws her a few curve balls making her grow up very fast in a short amount of time.

Karsyn has the two men in her life, Gabriel Thompson and Chase Carter and she finds herself caught between them. Chase has been her friend and personal Superman for years. Aside from her father, Chase is the one person she has been able to count on to get her through the tough times. Then Gabriel shows up in her life as her father’s new right hand man in his auto mechanic shop. 

The relationship that develops between Gabriel and Karsyn threatens her friendship with Chase as Gabriel attempts to steer her away from him. She assumes Gabriel is merely jealous of Chase and she tries to hold on to her relationship with her friend. Life becomes more complicated as she gets further entrenched in her love for Gabriel. Her implacable faith in her love for Gabriel is shattered in one night and she ends up in the arms of her childhood hero even though she will never recover from her feelings for Gabriel.

Karsyn’s blind faith in Chase becomes a life-altering experience as she makes the ultimate commitment to him in marriage. She places her life and the well-being of her child in the hands of someone she believes she knows better than herself at the cost of the most important people in her life, including her father.  The web of deceptions Chase is able to create will boggle the mind, as well as Karsyn’s naiveté. The lengths he goes to ensure his wife, the lady he has been in love with since she was very young, stays in his life will have the reader gasping. 

As Karsyn becomes ensconced in a nightmare-reality in Blind Faith, the reader finds themselves emotionally wrapped up in her well-being, her happiness and rooting for the man she had to leave behind.  Michael Schneider has written a romantic suspense novel with a diabolical twist.  The reader finds themselves being hurled into a journey right along with the heroine and wanting to hold her hand while muttering “we’ll get through this, just hang in there.” This debut novel is very captivating and well worth the time.

Happy Reading!!

(This ebook was provided free of charge by TWCS in exchange for an honest review)


Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue on November 8, 2011 at 6:39 PM said...

This book sounds really intriguing, and a little different than my normal read, yet also very heart-pounding. Wonderful review, in that you were able to give us some glimpses into the book without giving it all away!

Molli at Once Upon a Prologue