Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Sound of Red Returning by Sue Duffy

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Sound of Red Returning
Kregel Publications (December 9, 2011)
Sue Duffy

After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can't shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she's giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash.

It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he'd been spying for Russia. She had seen that man-that eerie face-the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he's back-and coming for her.


“Sue Duffy has mixed the mayhem of political intrigue with the melody of romance.” —Dick Bohrer, author, editor, and former journalism professor
“Intrigue and suspense come together in an incredible story of love and betrayal, commitment and courage, power and danger . . . and a God who controls it all. Sue Duffy is a wonderfully gifted writer and this book is a must-read.” —Steve Brown, founder and president of Key Life and host of Steve Brown Etc.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Sound of Red Returning, go HERE.

Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moodymagazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001), Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010), and The Sound of Red Returning (Kregel, 2011). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.

Roxie’s Review . . . It was very difficult for me to “get into” this book.  The first few chapters kept me confused.  I admit that I’m not well-versed in world situations.  The political happenings and foreign names had me questioning whether I should continue reading.

But, I did.  And I’m glad.  I was rewarded, especially, by the characters represented.  I especially enjoyed Cade and his  grandfather.  It was enlightening to imagine a United States President like President Noland – a man of integrity and God-fearing – and unafraid to express his views around others.  His one statement will stick with me.  He said, “Imagine the one who sits on this tiny little throne here in this White House banning the God of the universe from its little doors.”  Our present world does not have political leaders like this.

Thanks to Sue Duffy for giving me hope that it could one day!

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