Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: And the Beat Goes On by Tracy Krauss

And The Beat Goes On
By Tracy Krauss
And the Beat Goes on is an entertaining and thought-provoking Romantic Suspense story about Mark Graham, Canadian archaeologist investigating a temple burial ground in Zimbabwe.

What he discovers there rocks his world and sets up a chain of events that threaten his reputation, his world view, even his life.

While this edgy Christian novel started a bit slow for an adventure nut like me, it quickly became a white-knuckle thriller with well-handled romance. I read the last half of the book in one sitting, unable to put it down.

I've made this journey myself, not as an archaeologist, but coming from being an evolution-supporter to a Creationist during my college years. The academic world does have quite a bit of the rejection felt in this book to Intelligent Design and the idea of Creation.

Human sacrifice is hinted at and there are several attempts on the characters' lives, as the antagonists attempt to silence or discredit the main characters.

Language: Fairly clean.

Sexual Content:
This is somewhat of a romantic novel, there is at least one scene involving extramarital sex, or rather, shortly after. Beyond that, there are a few conversations revolving around romances or old flames.

Spiritual Content:
One of the main characters struggles with their faith and coming to terms with the evidences the archaeological digs uncover, another comes to faith during the course of the book. Creation vs. Evolution is a clear main point of the book, and it is handled well.

Bottom Line: 
This book was relatively well-written, fast paced and thrilling. I gave it 5 stars.

About the Author:
Tracy Krauss is an author, artist, and playwright. Her novels strikes a chord with readers looking for gritty yet thought provoking faith based fiction - no sugar coating added. It's romance with a twist of suspense and a touch of humor - fiction on the edge without crossing the line.
 As a playwright she has written and produced numerous stage plays which have been performed throughout North America. Several of them appear here on Amazon, but for the full list, visit her website. She has also contributed to several anthologies, devotional books and has one illustrated children's book.
 Tracy grew up in small town Saskatchewan, Canada, and received her Bachelor of Education Degree in Saskatoon with majors in Art, English and History. She has lived in many interesting places in the far north, some of them north of the 60th parallel. She is a full time High School teacher of Art, Drama, English and History and is currently working on several novels and stage plays. She resides with her husband in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

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