Thursday, December 11, 2014

Return to the Lake with Mary L. Ball's Redemption in Big Fork Lake

Can he be forgiven?

Only after Robert Turner hurts a woman does he realize how much of a hold alcohol has on his life. 

 For Robert, a chance meeting with an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor offers hope. A new devotion to the Lord and a relationship with Belle McBride gives him expectations for a better future.

His life appears to be on the right track, until he comes full circle with his past and faces the one mistake that haunts him daily. Can forgiveness-free Robert? Or will 

heartache drive him to return to the life he once had?

My Review:  Robert Turner’s life has been on a downhill spiral due to poor choices he’s made. He has a problem with alcohol that started in college.  When he wakes up in a hospital room, he realizes his life must change.

As he grows in his faith through returning to church and with the help of AA meetings and his sponsor, he decides that living in Atlanta isn’t the best place for him. He moves to Montgomery, Alabama, and is faced with the one situation he can’t forgive himself for and in his determination to make it right, he may lose the one person, Belle, who he’s convinced the Lord has put into his life.

Mary L. Ball takes the reader through Robert Turner’s struggles with addiction and his redemption. It is a well written story with a deep and purposeful meaning. With redemption there is hope.

What the Reviewers are saying:  "Mary Ball has written another book that shows the power of God's grace and the power of change in the person." A. Farge

"Mary Ball takes on a sensitive subject and handles it with gentle grace." Nancy Bolton

About the author:  Mary L. Ball lives in North Carolina and writes novels and Christian articles. Her passion is weaving together inspirational romantic suspense and mysteries, which show the imperfect lives of everyday characters as they face hardships while discovering the real meaning of grace. Her books encourage you to see the magic of love and a divine guidance that often lies dormant, waiting to be found by each of us. When she’s not writing she enjoys family and singing Gospel music with her husband.

Some of her Christian Articles are found on at: Learn more about Mary at


Lisa Lickel said...

Thanks for sharing a nice spot about this book.

Mary L. Ball said...

Thank you Victoria, for highlighting my novel on your wonderful blog.

Diane Dean White said...

I've enjoyed Mary's books so much. She weaves a good suspense and real life adventure. and blends it with trusting the Lord. What's better?

Lynn Lovegreen said...

"Gentle grace"--I love that!

Lee Carver said...

I don't think I've ever read a novel based in Montgomery, Alabama. I haven't been there in years, and haven't been downtown in a loooooong time. I look forward to reading your book. And writing a review on Amazon and Goodreads.

Julie b Cosgrove said...

Congrats, Mary. Sounds like a great book!