Stonetree is a sleepy little town on the California coast, not far from San Francisco. Maybe it’s a little too sleepy. At least that’s what Ruby Case and her prayer partners think. They’ve been meeting together for months, trying to breathe a little Holy Spirit into their moribund church and indifferent pastor.
One day, Ruby attends a funeral for the son of a coworker. As she passes by the coffin to pay her respects, she touches the boy’s shoulder.
He sits up.
Armando Amaya has risen from the dead, and it seems to be Ruby’s fault. You’d think a miracle of this stature would be cause for celebration. Well, not so much. Hell breaks loose in Stonetree, and that’s not merely a figure of speech. Why is this nondescript town, well past its prime, suddenly the focus of bizarre paranormal activity?
Maybe it’s the curs-ed oak at the top of the mountain overlooking Stonetree.
Maybe it’s the row of little shops in the middle of town selling dried up weeds and sunflower seeds and astrological postcards.
Maybe it’s because this isn’t the first time there’s been a resurrection in Stonetree.
Or, maybe it has something to do with the grotesque apparition that regularly visits the pastor’s study.
In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, “Ehhh, could be.”
Mike Duran’s The Resurrection is a supernatural thriller in the tradition of Stephen King and Frank Peretti, and there may even be a little H.P. Lovecraft in the mix. These kinds of stories aren’t usually my cup of tea, but I thought it was a pretty good read. There were a few elements of the story that bothered me, but I’ll get into that tomorrow with my review.
In the meantime, please stop by the other fine sites on this month’s Tour. If you stay clear of the old cemetery, you should be just fine.
The CSFF Blog Tour:
Book Reviews By Molly
Christian Fiction Book Reviews
Carol Bruce Collett
CSFF Blog Tour
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
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