"Lord, how am I ever going to find her?" Will cried out in anguish. "Why is this happening to me? How could my sweet Emma be gone, kidnapped by who knows who? Please lead me and guide me. Help me to find her and bring her home."
Will Jacobs’ life changed in an instant when men kidnapped his wife from their home. But that earth-shattering moment was only the beginning of his trials. As he raced north in search of his wife, he faced challenges, unforeseen setbacks, and heartache. Emma, too, knew life never would be the same after her kidnappers robbed her of her sense of security and peace in Stone Ridge. Had her secret past caught up with her? She could only speculate as her kidnappers took her away from everything she knew and loved.
But Will and Emma were not alone. Even though they were separated by hundreds of miles, God was with them each step of the way, guiding their course, placing people in their paths, and intervening in countless situations. Although God was beside them, could they hold on to His hand through the darkest time of their lives? Read Northbound, a historical narrative, and discover how Will and Emma survived their test of faith—a faith in each other and God.
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Posted by Kat on 29th Aug 2012
Sheriff Will Jacobs never dreamed that his life would take him on the path he recently found himself on. After returning from a potential job interview as a Marshall out of town, he learns that his wife has been kidnapped from their home. Thankfully their daughter Libby, was playing with friends and wasn't home when she was taken. No clues really remain except that the people who kidnapped his wife, Emma were searching for something.
Not knowing the reasons why, Will sets out with nothing but a prayer for her safety and God's hands to point the way they are headed. He finds two unlikely companions who attempt to aid him in his search, Yann Chang, a Chinese man who is running from men who are hunting him down and want him returned to China, and Tanger, a tracker and his dog, Max. The three vow to search for Emma and attempt to save her only they aren't sure where they are headed and why she was taken.
In the novel, Northbound by Stuart F. Griffin, it seems an unlikely set of circumstances will bring about some change in the lives of the characters involved. Some for good. Some for evil, but no one will remain the same after this journey. Will's faith in God is a true testament and I love how he will be very honest in his conversations with Him. He isn't afraid to admit what he wants and what he knows God wants him to do and often finds himself asking for God's help to keep him on the right path. While waiting for answered prayer can be difficult, Will's blessed by the time he is willing to take while continuing his search. He knows that tracking someone takes much longer than simply running from someone.
I received this novel compliments of Aspect Books and Book Crash for my honest review and being such a huge fan of Christian Westerns, I just knew I would enjoy the story based on the books premise. I was not disappointed. There is room for some editing errors that I can across that could be corrected but those do not take away from the story at all. This story is a true testament that no matter how difficult the storms in our lives may be, God will NEVER leave us to navigate them alone. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Posted by Sue H on 1st Dec 2011
This book had me captivated. I didn't want to put the book down as I went from one chapter to the next. I appreciated how the Bible was woven thru each chapter. The book inspires the reader to develop a trust in God and to strengthen their own faith for the challenges of life. I hope there is a sequel to this book.