Review + GIVEAWAY: Valley of Decision

20 Oct


Valley of Decision by Lynne Gentry

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Every choice has a consequence in the explosive conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles as Lisbeth returns to third-century Carthage for a thrilling final adventure.

Thirteen years ago, Lisbeth made an impossible decision—leave third-century Carthage and her husband Cyprian behind for good. She knew it was to protect her daughter Maggie, so Lisbeth gathered the strength to move on with her life.

All these years, Lisbeth has thrown herself into her work and raising her headstrong daughter, all to live up to the promise she made to Cyprian. But Maggie is sick of being protected. In an act of teenage rebellion Maggie decides to do what her mother can’t—secretly returning to the third century on a quest to bring her father back, leaving Lisbeth no choice but to follow.

With Maggie’s surprise arrival in Carthage, chaos ensues. She finds her grandmother on trial for murder and attempts to save her, but instead the diversion sparks a riot that nearly destroys the plagued city. Only one thing will appease the wrath of the new proconsul of Carthage: the death of the instigator.

Will Lisbeth arrive in time to save her daughter from the clutches of Rome? How can God possibly redeem such a slew of unwise decisions and deep regrets?


What an amazing adventure!

I can’t believe it’s time to say goodbye to these special characters that I’ve come to know and love! The only consolation I have is that this fantastic series has a special place on my keeper shelf, and I can revisit third-century Carthage again and again.

Valley of Decision is a sensational conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles! Once again, Lynne Gentry deftly weaves past and present together and brings to life the history, drama, and romance of this extraordinary story. Full of heart-wrenching emotion and poignant truths, this story of faith and family will leave you breathless!

I absolutely loved the Carthage Chronicles and can’t wait to experience this incredible author’s next adventure!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.  All thoughts expressed are my own.


Giveaway- ValleyofDecision

I am giving away a print copy of Valley of Decision to one lucky reader!  To enter, please answer the following question in the comments section, and be sure to include your email address!  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends Saturday, October 24 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. The winner will be drawn and announced on Sunday, October 25. Good luck!! 

If you could travel back in time, what time period would you visit?  

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Lynne Gentry

Lynne Gentry has written for numerous publications. She is a professional acting coach, theater director, and playwright. Lynne is an inspirational speaker and dramatic performer who loves spending time with her family and medical therapy dog.

Find Lynne online: website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

33 Responses to “Review + GIVEAWAY: Valley of Decision”

  1. KayM October 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    If I could travel back in time, there are so many different times that would be fun to visit–but not live there permanently, because I love my modern conveniences. One particular time that I would love to visit is the early 1900’s. This is the time when my grandmother was born and I would really love to become acquainted with those times and places where she grew up. Thank you for offering a copy of Valley of Decision. I posted this giveaway on my Pinterest Book Giveaway board. I follow by newsletter and on my readers.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:22 am #

      I love my modern conveniences, too! Thank you for following my blog and sharing the giveaway, Kay! Good luck!

  2. Bonnie Roof October 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    I would love to read ‘Valley of Decision’ – thanks for the giveaway opportunity and the review!!

    If I could time travel – it would definitely be to those years when Christ was living on earth. An unbelievable experience!!

    I am a follower, & have shared this post on FB!!


    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:24 am #

      That would be an incredible time to experience, Bonnie! Thank you so much for being a blog follower and sharing the giveaway! Good luck!

  3. sarahsmithstorm October 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    If I could travel back in time, I’d probably want to be alive when Jesus was roaming the earth. I’ve never heard of this author, so I really look to bloggers and reviews like yours in making decisions when deciding my next book. Thank you for s beautiful review. This book sounds like a page turner and one that has great character depth. I hope to meet these great characters soon! Thank you for posting! I’ll be sure to check more about the author.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:26 am #

      I highly recommend Lynne’s books, Sarah! She is a master storyteller! Best of luck in the giveaway!

      • Lynne Gentry October 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

        Thanks for the tremendous shout out, Britney.

  4. tlrosado October 20, 2015 at 5:43 pm #

    I have answered this question before and know that it always sounds crazy, but I really want to see life during the Great Depression – somewhere in the mid-west where farming is/was a way and means to life. Sometimes I get so exasperated with entitled behaviors, especially if it is coming from my own children. I like reading about those times and experiences, b/c it reminds me of how everyone had to work together to provide and care for a family. A week would be all I could handle, b/c it would be hard for me emotionally seeing the devastation to the American farmer who had to withstand droughts, low crop prices and unfulfilled promises from the government. tlhcoupon (at) hotmail (dot) com I, of course, follow your wonderful blog through email and I will also share this on facebook (FB name – Terrill Harris Rosado)

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:34 am #

      The Depression was such a devastating time; it would certainly be an eye-opening, emotional visit! Thanks so much for being a blog follower and sharing the giveaway! Good luck!

      • lynnegentry327 October 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

        Sounds like a fellow Grapes of Wrath lover.

  5. Deanne Patterson (@cnnamongirl) October 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

    I would love to read the exciting conclusion to the Carthage Chronicles series. I follow your blog and have shared the giveaway on Twitter and Facebook. I would love to travel back to the 1860’s and experience the Civil time period. Thank you for the great review today, Britney. I enjoyed reading it !

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:42 am #

      Such a pivotal time in American history! Thank you so much for following my blog and sharing the giveaway, Deanne! Good luck to you!

  6. conniepsaunders October 21, 2015 at 6:49 am #

    I have always loved the Civil War era but I also would like to live during the early years of the twentieth century. There were so many inventions and discoveries!
    Thanks for this giveaway. I follow your blog and I have shared on Twitter.
    cps1950 (at)gmail (dot) com

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:49 am #

      It would be fascinating to experience the innovations and advancements of the early 1900s! Thanks so much for following my blog and sharing the giveaway, Connie! Best of luck!

  7. amyc October 21, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    I would love to go back to when my grandpa lived as a boy about 1900 and meet all of those people he always spoke of.
    I follow you
    I shared on twitter
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:50 am #

      What a special visit that would be, Amy! Thank you for being a blog follower and sharing the giveaway! Good luck!

  8. carylkane October 21, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    Britney, thanks for the fantastic review! I would want to visit the time period of the Book of Acts. Those were exciting times! I can’t wait to read VALLEY OF DECISION.

    I follow your blog and shared the giveaway on facebook.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:54 am #

      Exciting times, indeed! Thank you, Caryl, for following my blog and sharing the giveaway! Best of luck to you!

  9. Loraine N. October 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    I would like to time travel to either early 1800’s England or WW2 United States because those are two time-frames that I have been reading about recently. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

    I shared this giveaway on Twitter and Pinterest.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 10:38 am #

      I love reading about these time periods! Thank you for sharing the giveaway, Loraine! Good luck!

  10. MomIsReading October 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm #

    I would love to go back to the regency time period. But only if I was well titled and wealthy. 🙂 I follow you and shared on twitter and pinterest.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      Oh, what elegance and fashion! Thanks so much for being a blog follower and sharing the giveaway! Good luck!

  11. Beth C October 21, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    I would go back to the the Old West – looks exciting!!
    I am a follower.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 10:44 am #

      Visiting the Old West would be quite an adventure! Thank you for following my blog, Beth! Best of luck to you!

  12. pattymh2000 October 22, 2015 at 7:47 am #

    Not sure how far back I would want to go, but maybe the early 1900’s when there were so many changes going on, and new inventions and cenveniences coming about.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 10:46 am #

      The early 1900s would be a very interesting time to experience! Best of luck in the giveaway, Patty!

  13. mdp94 October 22, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    If I could travel back in time… Hmm! That’s a hard question!! I’d like to visit Rome at the height of its power or when the early church was first getting started. It would be interesting to compare/contrast it to today’s society. I’d pretty much like to visit any time period actually 😅 mdp94 (at) bellsouth (dot) net I shared on Twitter, and I follow the blog (via email)!

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      It is a hard question for me, too! 🙂 There are several time periods that intrigue me, which is why I love reading historical fiction! Thanks so much for being a blog follower and sharing the giveaway! Good luck!

  14. Joy Isley October 22, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    I would have gone back to the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition West. I would have loved to have gone on that trip to see the land, the people, the plants and animals, and the foodstuffs. Also the big rivers and untouched pristine landscape. It would have been so exciting.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 11:00 am #

      Yes, that would have been a very exciting time! Best of luck in the giveaway, Joy!

  15. lib1lady October 22, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    I would travel back to the early 60’s when I was a little girl and all my loved ones were alive and well.
    Janet E.

    • B. Adams October 22, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

      What a wonderful visit that would be, Janet! Best of luck in the giveaway!

  16. bigreadersite October 25, 2015 at 5:50 am #

    I think during the Civil War or the Victorian period.

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