Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Sharp Edge of the Knife

A Book Review by Keith Fisher

. . . but I wanted to see them punished for what they had put my husband—and my entire family—through. So I told the bailiff, “Yes I’ll talk to him.”

That was when Mel nearly had a fit. . . . “Honey,” I said, stroking Mel’s cheek. “The man is behind bars, and I’ll be standing next to an armed guard. You don’t have to worry about me.”

. . . He looked down at my belly—which was roughly the size of a basketball.
“I’m glad to see your baby is okay after all I done. Please, please forgive me.” To my horror, Gayle broke down and sobbed like one of my children . . .

The anger I had borne for the last several weeks drained away as I looked into Gayle’s tormented eyes. Suddenly all the things I wanted to say before were completely inappropriate. I was struck silent . . .

This excerpt from The Sharp edge of the knife is only part of a larger story about grace under fire. This story about Mel & Jeneal Peterson, and the car jacking that threatened Mel’s life, is full of great examples of how God watches over us. It’s a good read for anyone.

My Friend, Nichole Peterson Giles (DN Giles) has taken this true story and added depth of feeling that helps the reader experience the story. The narrative, written in two-character first person point of view, is masterful.

You will find your copy at Amazon, or on the author’s blog. The launch party is happening today March 27 at Eborn Books in the Provo Towne center, 1 p.m. Ask Nichole to personalize it for you.


Lady Glamis said...

This is one I'd like to get!

elizabeth mueller said...

Ooh, wonderful! thank you for sharing this with us! Have a fab weekend, Keith! :D

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm looking forward to reading it, and with your review, even more so.

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks Keith! That's a quote I haven't seen used yet. Fun.


PS Thanks for coming today. I'm always glad to see you.