Shadows From The Past

Christian - Fiction
284 Pages
Reviewed on 10/19/2011
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Author Biography

Author Ashley Dawn was born and raised in rural Arkansas where she developed her love for writing while helping in her parent's office. She graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Central Arkansas but is currently working as a legal assistant. Ashley has been writing professionally for the past seven years and has two published books. Her first book, Shadows From The Past, was originally published by Tate Publishing and is considered more of a traditionally published book while the second, Shadows of Suspicion, was published by self publication using AuthorHouse. She is currently working on multiple projects including the third in her ‘Shadows’ series entitled Shadows of Pain and also a standalone mystery about a serial killer that remains untitled. You can find out all about her current books and future releases on her website Ashley also has a review blog to share her love of reading, Ashley’s Bookshelf, where she reads and reviews books of all genres. ( She and her family make their home in Texas.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynn for Readers' Favorite

'Shadows from the Past' by Ashley Dawn is a Christian suspense story of a woman police officer who, while working undercover, is also trying to find her brother's killer. “It’s the price you pay for being a cop” as Aurora Kavvan watched her brother Lance gunned down before her very eyes. Not only did she lose her brother that night but her faith in God as well. As her dreams continue of that fateful night her partner Joe knows the only thing to do is pray for her for God to release the demon that is antagonizing her over her brother’s death which she feels was her fault. With her partner being shot at, reuniting with her ex fiancé, Aurora realizes what she almost lost and that she still loves him and her faith is still there. She just has had it all hidden. As we follow the journey of Aurora through her memories and dreams we are taken back to the past up to the now as we watch love and faith return to Aurora’s life.

This was a book that I enjoyed reading. The elements that I like are all combined into one, Christian-based undertone, suspense and sweet romance. The book does tend to have quite a few flashbacks through dreams or memories, but if one keeps in mind the story line one will not get lost between the past and the now. I connected easily with the characters in the book and their faith. I think what I got out of the book as I read was that no matter what adversity comes upon the person or what tragedy befalls them, as long as one keeps the faith, God will handle it and turn the situation around. From the beginning to the final chase I found this book to be a delightful read. It is well-written with a touch of humor at times. Ashley Dawn is a new author to me and I will be looking forward to the book two in the Shadow Series. Recommended for all who like a clean written, Christian-based suspense book.