“Susanna, Don’t You Cry” by Zachary McIntire

Announcing a release from debut author, Zachary McIntire!


“I’ll never forgive him – never!”

Chuck Kincaid made a vow of hate the day his father walked out, and he still keeps it ten years later. His sister’s bad choices, his mother’s drug addiction – he knows who to blame for all of it.

But when Susanna and Kelly get their lives turned around by Jesus, Chuck doesn’t know what to think. And why is the rich stranger with the scarred face so interested in being his benefactor?

Failure and restoration. Hate and forgiveness. What is broken can be put back together, one small piece at a time.

From the first scene of this book I was drawn in and held until I finished the last page. No, it wasn’t a ‘mystery’, ‘thriller’, or any other sensational genre, but it was the story of a family written in such a way that I didn’t want to put it down until it all satisfactorily came to a conclusion (no, I did not read it all in one sitting, but I wanted to). The transition from the events of the past to the present was so smooth that I barely even realized when it happened.

The themes of surrender, redemption, forgiveness, and sanctification in the Christian life were clearly demonstrated.*Spoiler alert!!!* I think one of the most powerful scenes in the book is when Ross realizes that he can’t get his life turned around first and then give it to God. It is only through the work of the Holy Spirit, and the power of God in his life, that he has any hope of success. *End of Spoiler*

Though the story deals with divorce and drug abuse, it is handled delicately and does not go into any inappropriate details. It is mainly mentioned as a fact, but not dwelt on or described.

For a debut novel, this is very good quality, and I would recommend it to anyone!

Please don’t hesitate, but go ahead and pick up your own copy of this inspiring story!

Or enter below for a chance to win 1 of 3 print copies of the book.


*Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by Elisha Press in exchange for my honest review. Thanks Zachary and Jason for the opportunity to read this book!




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