Karen Ball has done it again. She has given us another you-can’t-put-it-down novel. I read the second book in this series, Kaleidoscope Eyes, over the summer and absolutely loved it. Ball seems to have a way of including unique features in her novels…things I have either never heard of or have very little experience.  What Lies Within was equally engaging and entertaining. As a writer, I learn so much from reading Karen Ball’s work. She is a master story teller and literally captures you as a reader.

 I had the opportunity to meet Karen at the Mt. Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference last spring and she is as delightful as her books are amazing.  Check this one out!

About the Author ~

karenball.jpgKaren Ball , bestselling novelist, is also the editor behind several of today’s bestselling Christian novels. Her love for words was passed down through her father and grandfather – both pastors who shared God’s truth through sermons and storytelling. Blending humor, poignancy, and honesty, Karen’s writing style is a powerful force for revealing God’s truth. She lives in Oregon with her husband, Don, and their “kids,” Bodhan, a mischief-making Siberian husky, and Dakota, an Aussie-terrier mix who should have been named “Destructo.”

About the Book ~

whatlieswithin.pngNothing’s going to stop Kyla…

until the ground crumbles beneath her feet.

Kyla Justice has arrived. Her company, Justice Construction, is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful companies in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, something is missing. Not until she’s called on to build a center for inner-city kids does she realize what it is: her sense of purpose. Now nothing can stop her, not the low budget, not supply problems, not gang opposition, not her boyfriend’s suggestion that she sell her business and marry him–and most especially not that disagreeable Rafael Murphy.

Rafe Murphy understands battle. Wounded in action, this Force Recon Marine carries the scars–and the nightmares–to prove it. Though he can’t fight overseas any longer, he’s found his place as a warrior in the civilian world. So he soldiers on, trusting that one of these days, God will reveal to him why Rafe survived the ambush in Iraq. That day has arrived.

Kyla and Rafe both discover that determination alone won’t carry them through danger and challenges. When gang violence threatens their very foundations, there’s only one way to survive: rely on each other, be real–and surrender to God. In other words, risk everything…