Feb 23, 2021
What happens when you combine domestic violence with suspense? A hair-raising ride you won't want to miss.
On March 2, T.E. Price 's book, Take Flight, releases on eBook, and boy is this one excellent story. Join me as I talk with Tiffany about her book, the inspiration, and all the excellence you'll find within the can't-put-it-down pages.
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A new author to me, T.E. Price knocked her suspense (and almost thriller) out of the park with three excellent elements to the book.
Aside from wonderful and realistic characterization and edge-of-your-seat storytelling, T.E. Price also digs deep into a subject Christians sometimes like to pretend isn't a thing. And boy does she do it well.
So if a great story that grips you and won't let you go isn't the best thing, what is? Well... I've got three.
Let's face it, domestic abuse victims have cyclical thought patterns and actions that can feel redundant and become boring when you see it on the page, but Tiffany managed to avoid that while still showing how real and confusing it can be both for the person going through it and for those watching from the outside.
Domestic abuse is a multi-layered and faceted subject that spans so many different aspects of life. It would be easy and natural, even, to try to show it all with the one person who experienced it all, but T.E. Price keeps her focus on one woman's escape from that life and how it affects her relationship with the Lord and others. That's it.
While not preachy at all, and while often just the undercurrent of the story, there is no doubt in the reader's mind that Price wants the reader to learn both how to overcome as the victim of domestic violence and how to aid others in the church going through it. Additionally, that steady reminder of Who the only true support we truly have touches every aspect of Hallie McClain's life.
There are so many other excellent elements to Take Flight, but I'd be chatting all day with Tiffany (and nearly did!) if I kept going.
T.E. Price's book releases March 2, 2021 and on March 5, 2021 from 7-8 pm (EST) she is having a Facebook launch party with prizes and lots of information about it. HERE is a link to that party and I hope to be there to celebrate with her! Please join her and maybe you'll win an eBook copy of Take Flight!
Within Take Flight, readers follow Hallie McClain as she is faced with numerous fight-or-flight decisions in her attempt to escape her abusive husband, Jonathan McClain.
Hallie has made the decision to leave him for good, but Jonathan has no intentions of complying. During their separation, Hallie grapples with trusting those closest to her, the gossip-mill of her small town, and her wavering trust in God. Living alone in a secret, secluded cabin in the woods, she is thrust into multiple circumstances where she has to balance her safety with the reality of inescapable encounters with her soon-to-be ex-husband. Jonathan soon discovers Hallie’s whereabouts, forcing her to escape to the city while awaiting the divorce, but her move isn’t the solution as her safety is still compromised.
Hallie has to learn to trust God with her safety while leaning on the church body for support. The tantalizing storyline of Take Flight weaves through one “fight-or-flight” scenario after the next, filling Hallie with angst regarding her constant need for escape. Take Flight addresses the ugliness of domestic abuse and the need for support from the church community. Furthermore, it affirms God’s trustworthiness in the midst of difficult, sometimes even life-threatening, situations.