Grand Scheme, The

Phantom Hollow Series #3

Christian - Romance - General
324 Pages
Reviewed on 03/23/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

The Grand Scheme is the third book in the “Phantom Hollow” series.

Rue Kessler worked hard to get his life together. The recovering alcoholic has been sober for a year and a half. He is happily married with one child. Things are going well for the Kessler family. He is working for his father-in-law, building a new condo. Suddenly, the Kessler are the brunt of someone’s anger. One of the men working with Kessler is found dead. Who or what is out to destroy Rue Kessler’s life?

Kathy Herman has a talent for combining drama, action, thrill, romance, and Christian values all in one plot. Her characters are interesting and believable. She allows her characters to have very human flaws. Rue struggles with anger and forgiveness. The message of this story is one I will never forget. None of us deserves to be forgiven. We cannot earn forgiveness. Forgiveness must be freely offered with no strings attached.

Laura Douglas

Kathy Herman has again created a rapidly twisting mystery, interwoven with the profound issues of forgiveness and mercy. In the third book of the Phantom Hollow Series, Ivy and Rue Kessler return from their honeymoon glowing with plans for their future. Their future, however, appears to be going up in smoke after several arson incidents appear to target Ivy's parents, the Kessler's and the family business. Are the culprits the environmental protesters or someone with a grudge against Ivy and her family? When a family member is injured, Rue is forced to come to terms with his anger and realizes that forgiveness is never deserved or earned.
As in her earlier books, Kathy Herman excels in creating imperfect and very human characters who wrestle with living out their Christian walk in biblically consistent ways. In this book, the characters explore the meaning of forgiveness and how to actually forgive what seems unforgivable.

Christopher Mark Sims

This book is crazy good! the whole trilogy is SUPER good! READ IT & LOVE IT!