CROSSING THE DEEP
October 8, 2012
Rating: 4 Cups
Rachel Harker is headed off on a youth group hike through the Smoky Mountains. She really did not want to go, but her mother convinced her it might be good for her to get away from issues she has been dealing with lately. Even though they are told not to stray, she cannot help but do so when she finds a sign for a cemetery bearing her family’s name. What happens next will change her life forever.
Asher Jenkins has come along on this trip at the last minute with his best friend. He wants to escape his horrible home life. He believes in God, but also believes that God does not believe in him. When Rachel goes missing from their group he finds himself trying to find her and get them back to safety. But things do not go as planned.
A trip that started out to hopefully be a good time among a group of teens on a hiking trip suddenly turns deadly, and Rachel and Asher find themselves at the mercy of the mountains and the elements and with each passing day a lesser chance of survival.
Twists, turns, and adventure throughout the story is found between the pages of this book by Ms. Martin. Even though it is a young adult read, I think any age bracket will enjoy this book. Crossing The Deep takes you on a journey that is filled with questions and trials that many of us face; from guilt, to questioning faith, to finding the positive in tragedy; all of which makes for a great read. You should grab a copy for yourself.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More