Item description for Shattered Justice (Family Honor Series) by Karen Ball...
Overview Small-town deputy Dan Justice has lost his wife and both kids. Can he continue his life of service, or will bitterness and doubt overtake him in his search for justice?
Publishers Description Deputy's Sense of Justice Destroyed There's no way sheriff's deputy Dan Justice could have prepared for this. He spent a lifetime ensuring his actions and faith live up to the meaning of his name--Avidan: "God is just." Then injustice invades his world, ripping away what matters most, forever robbing him of the life he once knew. Can his sisters and small-town community--especially one woman who loves Dan--help him overcome the horrors he's facing? Or will bitterness and anger shatter him forever? What happens when justice fails the lawman? Sanctuary, Oregon . A town where the local diner owner makes you drink your milk--no matter how old you are. Where juvenile delinquency means blowing up outhouses. Where folks not only know their neighbors, but care about them. For widowed sheriff's deputy Dan Justice, it's a place where he and his kids can heal and grow. Shelby Wilson loves Sanctuary and her work with troubled teens. Like Jayce Dalton. Sure, he's as troubled as they come, but Shelby knows Dan is exactly what Jayce needs. She just didn't expect that Dan might be what she's always needed, too. But sleepy little Sanctuary has a dark side, steeped in pain and secrets. Secrets that could destroy everything Dan holds dear. Secrets that will one day have Dan groping through the fog toward a lifeless body--and faith-shattering grief. Can Dan find sanctuary in the light of God's justice? "A surefire hit "-- Karen Kingsbury, bestselling author of "Beyond Tuesday Morning " ""Shattered Justice "is for anyone who has ever known grief or asked God, "Why me?"-- Terri Blackstock, bestselling author of "River's Edge" Story Behind the Book "The idea for "Shattered Justice" came out of an article I read in the newspaper. This very thing happened to a police officer. As I read the article, I kept wondering how anyone who spent his life serving others could ever come back from such a horrific, unjust loss. Of course the details in this book differ from the event that inspired it, but the story unfolds from a similar life-shattering event and follows Dan as he struggles with grief and anger."
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.97" Weight: 0.67 lbs.
Release Date Jun 8, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Family Honor
Series Number 1
ISBN 1590524136 ISBN13 9781590524138
Availability 0 units.
More About Karen Ball
Karen Ball is the bestselling author of five novels and four novellas. She is also the editor behind several of today s bestselling Christian novels. Her powerful style blends humor, poignancy, and honesty with God s truth. Karen lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, Don, and their kid, Bodhan, a mischief-making Siberian husky."
Karen Ball currently resides in Aurora, in the state of Illinois. Karen Ball was born in 1957.
Reviews - What do customers think about Shattered Justice (Family Honor Series)?
Will turn you into a reader! Apr 16, 2008
My wife doesn't read. Period. She did however pick this book up and just after the first few lines, she was hooked! She couldn't put it down. It is her favorite now and she has since bought the other 2 books in the series. A must read! Heart tugging book!
grief into healing Mar 1, 2008
Shattered Justice by Karen Ball: a review
Shattered Justice by Karen Ball Book #1 in the Family Honor Series
If you're in the mood to read something that will pull you through the absolute worse grief by introducing you to multiple characters and then brutally killing them off one by one, then by all means read this book immediately. Once again, I have to say that the reason that I read Christian fiction is for the uplifting joy of realizing again and again that God is there. I guess I'm weak and need an escape and that is what I need fiction for, but I can not handle books like this. Shattered Justice is real life in a fictious story. Real things like this happen, life like this happens. This story does have some terrible turn of events and God does get to show his love and it does end on a wonderfully happy note. It's just not my cup of tea and make-believe. But with that said, I will be reading the other two books in the series to find out what else can happen in the lives of the Justice siblings. All of that said about the context of the book, let me tell you that Karen Ball is a great author. Her writing makes you feel the realistic-ness of the story, and truly feel a part of it. She can rip your heart out and make you cry, but also giggle and laugh with the biggest grin. Even if it is not your favorite cup of tea, give her a chance, every once in a while you need some reality and see it take grief into healing.
Too much death making this book unenjoyable Aug 22, 2007
Warning spoilers" The writing style was very good. I was fine with the hero loosing his wife but when half of the book was about his children and they both die also I could only skim to the end and move on. I will definately try another book by this author. I am only writing this review so others can know that there are a lot of main character deaths. If I had known I would have steered clear from this book.
Phenomenal Jul 23, 2007
this is a phenomenal book that will tug at your heartstrings. i really felt like i was a part of the family while i was reading it, and will always remember how it taught me to be a better christian.
Christian fiction Jul 10, 2007
with a lot of drama. Get the tissue if you plan on reading this one. It brings a lot of the Word to life in the main characters. Inspiring and a very good read. One man's loss brings him and the others around him closer to God.