Far and Near

Far and NearFar and Near by Amanda Stevens
Series: Haven Seekers
Genres: Dystopian
Published by David C. Cook on Februrary 15, 2016
Pages: 404

 

About Far and Near (from the back cover):
Marcus, Lee, Austin, and Violet are starting over. Texas is supposed to be their sanctuary. But the Constabulary isn’t ready to relinquish their worst offenders, legal jurisdiction or not. They’ve sent agents in undercover, and Marcus is the assigned target of one who has personal reasons to bring him back dead or alive.

Marcus and Lee are ready to be whole again, to secure a home here–together. But wholeness and home might not mean what they thought. Stopping the Constabulary hunters will require more than Marcus knows how to give, and God is about to use him again in a way he doesn’t expect.

Enemies, emotions, the past, the future–everything must be faced in the quest for a true haven.

Going into the fourth and final book of the Haven Seekers Series, I believed there would be the suspense factor and the fleeing for their lives moments that had sucked me so deep into the other stories. Far and Near did have a few of those moments, but in the end, it was about something better. The characters.

Ms. Stevens has a gift of creating fictional people with real life problems.

Ms. Stevens has a gift of creating fictional people with real life problems. Almost every single character, whether main or side, went through some type of an inner or physical journey—or both. Healing and restoration were not just read, but felt. The evidence of the author’s research about counseling and reactions dealing with PTSD and other issues were evident and beyond believable.

Haven Seekers is a series that shouldn’t be over looked.

From the beginning, it seemed like a happily-ever-after may be out of the picture, and although this wasn’t my absolute favorite book out of the series, it was spot on. Not in a sense that everything is all sunshine and roses, but my heart was content with the process and didn’t feel cheated that the end was here. The epilogue was perhaps my favorite part. Sure it left a few characters with an open ended resolve, but it was true to how this series had been throughout—making fiction appear real, where the government isn’t always on our side and every girl doesn’t always get her prince. But romance readers will be very satisfied, because this last book by far had the most romantic elements.

It was the faith, love, and restoration shown that made Far and Near the perfect way to say goodbye to Marcus and Lee.

The loose ends that were sprinkled throughout the previous books all came to full completion. Even things that I had forgotten about, Ms. Stevens didn’t leave a stone unturned.

This is a series that shouldn’t be over looked. And it was the faith, love, and restoration shown that made Far and Near the perfect way to say goodbye to Marcus and Lee.

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