Book Review: “Not Under the Law” by Grace Livingston Hill

December 27, 2012 at 7:21 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Grace Livingston Hill in her new book, “Not Under The Law book coverNot Under the Law” Book Eleven in the Love Endures  series published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. takes us into the life of Joyce Radway.

From the back cover:   “She was paralyzed with fear…Who knew what desperate criminals these might be? Grave robbers would not hesitate to dig a new grave.”

In a moment of frustration, Joyce Radway walks out on her cousins, determined never to return and give into their selfish demands that she serve them rather than follow her dream of becoming a teacher. But in her haste to leave town, Joyce unwittingly stumbles on some men out to cover up their actions in a cemetery plot.

Joyce is both stunned and afraid—especially when she recognizes her childhood friend among the men—but she narrowly escapes, unaware that as she builds her new life she’s being followed.

Ruthless and swarthy, Tyke is out to silence the only witness to his crime. His partner, Darcy, is out to silence the guilt that plagues his heart.  As their determined searches bring them closer and closer to Joyce, will God’s law protect her against men who are a law unto themselves?

When Grace Livingston Hill’s first husband died he left her with two young daughters to raise.  In an effort to support her family she turned to writing.  However, Ms. Hill just didn’t want to write just anything she wanted to write stories of faith.  Nothing blows up, there are no car chases and the future of the world is not in jeopardy yet “Not Under the Law” is very exciting.  Originally written in 1934 “Not Under the Law” is a wonderful story of how God can take our circumstances and change them to the better.  Joyce Radway has very bad luck.  Not only does she witness a crime but the they see her and know who she is.  Now they are out to hunt her down and eliminate her as the only witness even though she is trying to start a new life for herself.  The only one who is really going to help her get out of this is God.  How this story is all going to work out is what makes for really delightful reading.  I think “Not Under the Law” is a suspenseful thriller and a wonderful romance that will keep you reading as to what happens next.  Ms. Hill knows how to tell a great story and while it may be old it still is a powerful story.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Barbour Publishing, Inc.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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