"An exciting thriller"
After almost three decades of marriage, Rhonda Wilson
still loves her husband Jed, but is very lonely. Every day
Jed works and every night he joins his friend Mike
McConnell and the other good ole boys at O'Brian's Bar. He
always returns home drunk and goes immediately to sleep.
Rhonda prays for a miracle in which her beloved Jed
rediscovers his love for her, but she does not truly
An explosion on Heron Lake occurs. Jed drives over to
see Mike's houseboat in flames. The townsfolk of Baxter
are stunned as the five McConnells are presumed dead.
Instead of bringing Jed and Rhonda closer together, he
rejects her offers of comfort and buries himself deeper in
self-pity with beer. However, one of the McConnells
survived the fire and Jed races against the Feds to find
the missing person with his need to know the truth. Will
Rhonda, who has turned to God for solace, remain waiting
for her husband as he searches for life's meaning on his
Although TESTED BY FIRE is overpopulated with too many
secondary characters, readers will enjoy the basic story
line because it is fascinating. The main theme centers on
two people drifting apart so that even in a time of tragedy
they cannot comfort one another. Kathy Herman provides a
strong inspirational suspense novel that furnishes her
audience with a clear message of hope if only couples will
talk through their souls.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 30, 2001