She Who Knows No Fear: Another Tale of the Heart
by Barbara Bras
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date December 9, 2017
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction
Setting: Hawaii Vietnam Era - US - 1961 - 1975
Written for: Adults
In this sequel to SHE WHO KNOWS, Cassie's dream is about to come true. She's marrying her best friend, the love of her life. She will never be alone again. But when Zack fails to return from surfing, Cassie's safe world comes crashing down around her and she begins her struggle anew. Haunted by her conviction that her late grandmother left her something that will help her, Cassie discovers hidden "treasures" in the house she inherited. With the help of her stepmother, Cassie unlocks the secrets of her grandmother's journey and along the way finds the ultimate answer for her own life.
I would like to thank Celebrate Lit for giving me this copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
She Who Knows No Fear was different from what I had expected. Not just in the way it was written, but also the content. The focus was more on abandonment anxiety disorder and isn’t as much about Cassie’s husband disappearing. . .
It was interesting to read about what it was like in 1963 Hawaii from the perspective of one who had grown up there. While there were not a lot of details about it, there were some fun tidbits. The description of the shack where Cassie’s grandmother had lived had me dying to see it!
Philippians 4 was a key passage that touched Cassie as she struggled with fear. As a verse that is near and dear to my heart, I loved seeing it used here as it was. Cassie’s stepmother Hannah was very sweet and full of faith.
On a less positive note, the writing felt stilted, making it harder to relate to and engage with the characters and story. Discussions of Cassie’s abandonment issues felt contrived and unnatural. The several favorable mentions of Hawaiian spirits bothered me. It is one thing to read about mythical creatures in fantasy or paranormal books. Here it was hinted at that they are real and active in the lives of people without showing them as evil, which the Bible clearly describes.
I did not read the first book. Though it might have explained some things at the beginning of this one, the important points were covered and I didn’t feel lost.
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