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Innocence Denied by Mike Garrett: Book Review

Book Information

Title: Innocence Denied

Author: Mike Garrett

ISBN: 978-1-63357-146-4

Publisher: Crosslink Publishing

innocence denied The cover was interesting on this. It all makes sense from the perspective of the book. I thought the colors were great and the scene mysterious.

Innocence Denied is an unusual story between Derrick Walton and Larissa Baxter. The goal of Innocence Denied is to highlight a story where a non-believer can be lead to Christ. Considering the content, I would recommend this book for adults. Not that the content isn’t appropriate for children, nothing specifically inappropriate happens, but some sexual references are given.

The circumstances that led Derrick and Larissa together were quite bizarre. I will admit, it took me a few chapters to accept the weirdness and move on with the story. The plot was engaging, with the entire story centering around Larissa being a murder suspect and Derrick trying to keep her from the police.

Derrick faced many challenges in showing Larissa that God loves her. I thought the book held up well with its theme of gentle guidance to God. Derrick was never pushy or overbearing. I found the reading light and easy, the words flowing well together in a way that kept me reading straight through without stopping.

Derrick proved himself to be a true believer, with his words and actions pacing the action of Larissa’s journey in a way that she could understand.

While the entire book has a charge of emotion since Larissa is a fugitive, it was the ending that really drove the nail home. I won’t give it away, just know that Derrick has intense reasons for wanting to help Larissa.

On a scale of one to ten, I give the romance in this book a one, which is exactly where it should be since the specific genre for this title is strictly Christian Fiction. Derrick does have feelings for Larissa, but it never advances beyond a rare mention.

Disclosure of Material: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the book review program. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Innocence Denied: Purchase Link

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