Review: Refuge from the Storm by Kristina Hall

Doubt. Persecution. Forgiveness.

Tony Dorence should be dead. But after months in prison, he’s home. Yet even at home, he’s not safe from trials that hit from every angle.

Merri Dorence couldn’t be more thankful her brother is home, yet doubts have attacked her newfound faith and left her questioning all too much.

When they face a threat greater than either of them could’ve imagined, will they find refuge from the storm or be overcome by a relentless evil?

My Review

Refuge from the Storm by Kristina Hall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

After reading the first book in this series, Fled for Refuge, there’s a definite need to read the following book in a hurry. That cliffhanger at the end of book one might get resolved … slightly. Though I’m not sure how resolved it actually was, and that makes for one suspenseful read!

Characters: It’s fun to have a series all about the same characters. For some reason, I feel as if those are less popular these days? But it’s great to be able to come back to characters you already know. First off, Tony … my poor Tony! Dude is a complete trooper. And he’s so wise and kind to Merri. I wish I could be half as brave and kind as he is! Merri … I love her. She’s the most relatable character for me, and I could understand her questions and her battle to cling to the truth even when life was going sideways. She was portrayed very realistically – not every day in a Christian’s life is sunshine and daisies, and there are times when we have to trust the Lord even when our flesh shouts at us to doubt Him. As for the other characters, everyone knows how much I love Rick. He’s just the man, and I loved watching him in his element of being a great doctor and a great friend. And then Brent, who is literally the comedic relief of the entire thing. He’s so much fun! Wes and Matilda are still their kind, sweet selves, and I’m glad Merri and Tony have them to fall back on during rough times.

Writing Style/Setting/Plot: The writing style was super clean and concise and fit the book well. And the setting … well, let’s just say it’s a little too close to our lives today. It definitely has the ability to make you think, though, and that’s the sign of a good book. And the plot … wow, there are some interesting twists along the way, and the ending is absolutely golden! But in spite of a lot of suspense, there’s also slower moments to let you catch your breath, get to know the characters, and listen to the truths the characters are learning.

Moral/Theme: So much good stuff here! I think the overarching theme of the series is finding the Lord as Refuge in the midst of a world that is certainly not a refuge. However, I love that the characters find the Lord as their Refuge not just from outward evils and perils, but also as they struggle with inward trials. No matter our struggles, the Lord is a strong Refuge. And when we look to Jesus, our Refuge, we are eternally safe. Definitely a lesson I need to learn anew so many times!

Overall, this was a great addition to the series, and it offered a great dosing of Biblical truth that is so needed. Would highly recommend, and the next book needs to come along shortly!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher/author. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

About the Author

Kristina Hall is a sinner saved by grace who seeks to glorify God with her words. She is a homeschool graduate and holds a degree in accounting. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, arm wrestling, lifting weights, and playing the violin.








Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule

Monday, April 18th

Vanessa Hall – Spotlight (blog)

Kaytlin Phillips – Review (Goodreads and Facebook)

Grace A. Johnson – Spotlight (blog, Facebook, and Pinterest)

Charity’s Books and Tea – Quote (Instagram)

Kristina Hall – Tour launch (blog and Instagram)

Tuesday, April 19th

Madi’s Musings – Spotlight (blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest)

Charity’s Books and Tea – Quote (Instagram)

Lillian Keith – Spotlight (blog)

Wednesday, April 20th

Judith McNees – Review (blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads)

Joy C. Woodbury – Review (Goodreads and Instagram)

Charity’s Books and Tea – Quote (Instagram)

Thursday, April 21st

Charity’s Books and Tea – Quote (Instagram)

Books Less Travelled – Review (blog, Instagram, Goodreads, BookBub)

Friday, April 22nd

Abby Burrus – Review (blog and Goodreads)

Issabelle Perry – Review (blog)

Vanessa Hall – Review (blog, Goodreads, BookBub)

Emma (The Book Dragon’s Alcove) – Review (blog and Goodreads)

Grace A. Johnson – Review (blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, and BookBub)

Saraina Whitney – Spotlight (blog)

Kylie Hunt – Spotlight and Review (Instagram and Pinterest)

Charity’s Books and Tea – Review (Instagram, Facebook, and BookBub)

Autumn – Spotlight (blog)

Kristina Hall – Tour Wrap-up (blog and Instagram)

11 thoughts on “Review: Refuge from the Storm by Kristina Hall

  1. *spits out imaginary water* I’m sorry, you have a WHAT boyfriend??? *sputtering, followed by coughing*

    Haha, anywayyyyy…Man, I love that theme though of having God as our refuge! Such a wonderful truth to cling to right now. 🙂 And the comic relief…Yep, definitely need to have those…Especially if said comic relief is like you…*ahem, totally hasn’t happened to me before*

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    • Yep, that’s my man Rick. Sadly, I’m afraid he will never graduate from book boyfriend. 😉 And there have been a few times I’ve been told he doesn’t like me, either, so … yeah.

      And yes, it is such a pertinent theme! So important to remember. And comic relief is the best! Especially when it’s legitimately funny. 🙂


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