ABOUT THE BOOK
A psychologist paralyzed by fear.
A mother propelled by love.
A stalker bent on destruction.
Psychology professor Dr. Denilyn Rossi contends that the past is either a shadow that haunts us or a force that propels us. The choice is ours, she tells her students. What she doesn’t tell them is that her own past is a shadow she can’t seem to shake. Fear has immobilized her and is taking a costly toll.
Adelia Sanchez, however, has embraced Dr. Rossi’s teaching. She is ready to confront fear and render it powerless—using the trauma of her past to propel her to entrap the man who stalked and brutally attacked her.
As Denilyn’s past and Adelia’s present converge at the Kaweah River, a dangerous man bent on destruction threatens them both. Will he uncover the secret Deni and Adelia have fought so hard to protect?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ginny L. Yttrup is the award-winning author of Words, Lost and Found, Invisible, Flames, and Home which released April 1, 2017. She writes contemporary women's fiction and enjoys exploring the issues everyday women face. Publishers Weekly dubbed Ginny's work "as inspiring as it is entertaining." When not writing, Ginny coaches writers, critiques manuscripts, and makes vintage-style jewelry for her Esty shop, Storied Jewelry. She loves dining with friends, hanging out with her adult sons, or spending a day in her pajamas reading a great novel. Ginny lives in northern California with Bear, The Entitled Pomeranian. To learn more about Ginny and her work, visit www.ginnyyttrup.com.
Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Reading this book reminded me of working a thousand piece puzzle. The puzzle frame may be fairly easy to piece together and the inside pieces may appear to go in a certain place until you actually start fitting them together. This book was the same. Just when I thought I had it figured out, a clue would pop up and suddenly, I found myself wrong again! Convergence is Ginny Yttrup's first attempt at writing suspense and she certainly succeeded in keeping me guessing. The story involves two women who have both been traumatized by unwanted attentions from men and one of these women has been stalked for over eight years. Readers are drawn into the lives of Psychology professor Dr. Denilyn Rossi and her deceased friend Adelia Sanchez and in flashbacks and alternating timelines we are shown their attempts to overcome the fears of being stalked. After a series of troubling events and attempts on her life Dr. Rossi decides that she will no longer be a victim. In her struggle to fight back Denilyn begins to seek the strength that she once derived from her faith in God. She asks a colleague how he is able to believe in and trust in God when bad things happen and he tells her "On those days when doubts plague me, I ask His help to believe what I can't see. That's faith, believing what we can't see. And in this world, we can't always see goodness." (p. 98)
Convergence is filled with suspense and "edge of your seat" adventure and it is also a thrilling study of pysychological warfare and the psychopathic mind. It also stresses the resilience of the human spirit and the power of believing in a higher power. We witness Denilyn as she asks God for the strength and guidance that only He can offer and we rejoice as she gains a new awareness of herself and realizes that "God didn't give me a spirit of fear, but rather a spirit of love, and a spirit of power." (p. 313).
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian suspense fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
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