297 pages, 32 of 44 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
THE LAMP is a fast-paced dystopian thriller.
They called him Levi the Leveler because of his frightening power. A terror in the boxing ring, most of his opponents didn’t make it past the first round. But after a careless decision sends him into exile for seven years, Levi returns to a life in ruins: his fiancé has split, his friends and money gone. Once a notable figure with more money than he could ever spend, Levi must now contend with life as a regular citizen, trying to make ends meet doing menial labor as a handyman in a downtown apartment building. He soon befriends a smart teenage grifter and a spunky tenant in his building who remembers his former glory days. But not everything is what it seems, and dangers lurk in the shadows. As Levi struggles to pick up the pieces of his life, he receives an unusual inheritance from the mysterious figure known simply as K.S. He quickly learns that this gift is precious beyond value, and carries with it a unique power. This gift, however, proves costly as a fearsome enemy now hunts him and Levi is forced to become its protector while uncovering the mystery of K.S. and looking after those entrusted to him.
312 pages, 20 of 23 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Jackson, Tennessee had its share of murders every year. Drug deals gone sour, botched robberies, full blown domestic disputes, and crazed jealous lovers were nothing new. Even the gang violence which was once foreign to this rural town in the Bible belt had bullied its way in, and despite law enforcement’s best efforts, seemed to be here to stay. Still, it was big news around town when 17 year-old Elizabeth Merriweather, came up missing. No one ever wanted to get used to having their sons or daughters disappear into thin air. No one could fathom what kind of evil, sick being lurked in their neighborhoods, parks, and parking lots of their stores. And everyone prayed that she had simply run away and would come home soon. But no one knew for sure. Especially after her backpack floated ashore at the Perryville bridge.
353 pages, 105 of 118 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Right man…wrong color?
LaShondra has done the work on herself first. She’s gotten her education and, more importantly, developed a strong relationship with Christ. Now, she’s ready for a man—but not just any man. She wants a Boaz, a godly man…who’s gainfully employed…and it would hurt if he looked good, too. God answers with three out of three, but there’s a twist: her perfect man, Stelson Brown, isn’t African-American.