The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman book review

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About the book

How far would YOU go to avenge the murder of a daughter?


Caralynne Hayman is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter from the hands of her religious group, The Children of Righteous Cain. When her husband suffers a sudden heart attack, she does nothing to help him. In her eyes someone needs to pay, and if that means all of the men in the group, then so be it.

Dayne MacFarland is sent away to college by the senior elder of the group to learn ministry. When he returns after finding salvation, determined to bring the truth to the people he’s known all his life, he rediscovers Cara and realizes the love he once felt for her is still deeply embedded within his heart.


Dayne faces men unwilling to turn their backs on the cult training he despises. Cara faces men who follow their leader in abuse toward their wives and the young girls of the group. Cara is considered rebellious and inappropriate to befriend. Dayne is the apple of Elder Simmons’ eye—until he takes a stand against their teachings.


Can Dayne’s love for Caralynne bridge the gulf of anger and bitterness that divides the community? Or will Caralynne’s deadly secrets prove too high a price for her redemption?


My Review

The book was quite a story. It had a subject that was hard to read. Cara is in some cult. The leaders of the church, if you call it that, is very mean. There is one nice guy that is trying to work with the elders to better things. All the husbands are mean to their wives.

Cara has a hard time trying to protect her girls. At the first of the book, her husband dies. Then the elders want her to marry someone else.

This book was very long. I got tired of reading it before the end of it. The story did keep my attention overall, though.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. This review is my own opinion.


About the Author

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?



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Caralynne is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter at the hands of a radical religious cult. What would you do to avenge the murder of your daughter? The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman by Carole Brown 



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#romance Caralynne’s secret seems safe until Dayne returns determined to learn the truth about the cult and his rekindled love for her… 



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