“Susanne Lakin has done it again! With insight and clarity, she paints believable characters who represent the best and worst in each of us. What a beautifully written portrayal of human nature; what a poignant reminder that our job is to love others, not judge them.” ~ Renae Brumbaugh, Amazon Review
Hello Digital Book Today readers. Our Book Buzz segment today features a book that is a beautifully written portrayal of human nature. Intended For Harm by C.S. Lakin is a family saga at its best and is written in a contemporary flash-fiction style that brings this story alive to the reader. So how good is Intended For Harm? The amazon book reviewers have given it a rating of 4.8 stars. Of course this is becoming business as usual for C.S. Lakin’s books (click here to see the rest of her books). Keep reading to find out even more about Intended For Harm.
“Thought provoking novel. I’ve read Lakin’s work before. She is gifted in creating believable characters and weaves amazing, unexpected twists into a story.” ~ Carol R. Nicolet, Amazon Reviews
“The author tells this captivating story skillfully with Jake Abrams and his family over a range of forty years starting in the year of 1971 in Colorado and them we move on to LA. I loved the way the author of Intended For Harm is written with each chapter a year that has a theme from the hit tune of that year and these songs are really off the chart!” ~ Arlena, Amazon Reviews
Book Description: 1971: Jake Abrams is desperate to leave his oppressive home in Colorado and begin a new life in college in LA, but his dreams are waylaid when he meets Leah, an antiwar protester who pushes him into marriage and family. Through four decades Jake struggles to raise a family, facing tragedy and heartbreak, searching for meaning and faith and challenging a silent God as he wanders through his life.
Intended For Harmis a contemporary family saga set between 1971 to present day loosely derived from the biblical story of Jacob and his family. The title comes from Gen 50:20: “What you intended for harm, God intended for good—for the saving of life…”
Intended For Harmexplores the depth of a heart that doubts, and how it finds its way home to a God who has never been absent. It delves into the theme of harm—how those suffering loss and unmet needs intend harm toward others, but can find redemption through grace and humility.
Written in a contemporary flash-fiction style, Intended for Harm covers forty years, each chapter a year, with a theme from a hit song for that year. Each scene is a fifteen-minute snapshot of the Abrams family, a “photo album” of Jake’s life of wandering “through the wilderness” and coming home to faith at the end of his life. Anyone familiar with the Bible will recognize many similarities to the famous story of Jacob and his son Joseph. At the heart of this story is an exploration of fathers and sons, of loyalty and betrayal. And mostly, how we often intend harm to others because of wounds we carry in our souls, often without our knowing..… Read more on Amazon.
About the Author:
C. S. Lakin is a novelist and professional copyeditor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, dog, and three cats. The first three books in her seven-book fantasy series, The Gates of Heaven, have been released: The Wolf of Tebron, The Map across Time, and The Land of Darkness, allegorical fairy tales drawing from classic tales we all read in our childhood.
Lakin’s relational drama/mystery, Someone to Blame, won the 2009 Zondervan First Novel award, released October 2010. She just complete writing her eleventh novel, a modern-day take on the biblical story of Jacob called Intend for Harm and her twelfth: The Crystal SCepter (book five in The Gates of Heaven series). Also available on eBook are two mystery/psychological dramas: Innocent Little Crimes and Conundrum. Don’t miss Time Sniffers: a wild young adult sci-fi romance that will entangle you in time! See all of her books.
Lakin has two websites for writers: www.livewritethrive.com with deep writing instruction and posts on industry trends.
Her site www.CritiqueMyMaunscript.com features her critique services.
Follow her on Twitter: @cslakin and @livewritethrive
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“Intended for Harm is a modern day depiction of what happens when jealousy and irresponsibility creep into a family.” ~ PolaMuzyka, Amazon Review