Darkness Before Dawn by Ace Collins



When I first starting reading Darkness Before Dawn, I wasn’t sure I would finish it. It was a slow go for me for most of the first half. But I persisted and am glad I finished the book. There are some wonderful messages about life that I’m glad I didn’t miss. Towards the end I almost cried several times.

Med Richards is a gentle, God loving nurse until her husband is killed by a drunk teenager. That same night she finds out she is pregnant with their first child. Then Meg turns into an angry, bitter, hateful person bent on revenge.

But on the way to fulfilling her revenge she meets a women dying of cancer and finally at the final moment,  comes to forgive the teenager responsible for her husband’s death.

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About Darkness Before Dawn: Will grief push Meg over the edge?

On the same night she discovers she is pregnant, twenty-eight-year-old nurse Meg Richards’s husband is killed in an auto accident caused by a drunken teen. James Thomas comes from one of the most influential families in the community. He’s a star athlete and glamour boy at the local high school. But the accident he caused will change his life—and Meg’s future—forever.
Angered by her senseless loss and facing life as a single mother, Meg blames God for what has happened and considers a decision that could change her life even further. Enraged by the brutal trial and the court’s decision, Meg starts down a frightening path of retribution. When the opportunity for revenge comes unexpectedly, will Meg follow through? Or will the remnants of her faith lead her in a different direction?

Meet Ace: Bestselling author Ace Collins has written more than 60 books including novels “Swope’s Ridge” and “Words of the Father,” as well as the nonfiction “Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas”; and “Lassie: A Dog’s Life”. His books have become movies and network television specials. Ace Collins has sold more than 1.5 million books during his career and makes his home in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.


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  1. Sounds interesting…and probably a great book club book.

  2. I wish I had time to read more! If so, I would love to read something like this since it sounds very interesting.

  3. It sounds like a good read.