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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terri Blackstock Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780310332350
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Carny Sullivan, suspicious about suave, handsome Logan Brisco and his charming ways, is drawn to him, despite her best intentions and her determination to expose his plans for her quiet Texas town.

Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child. Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity, Texas has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one—and she's seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she's the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie-actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed. Carny is determined to reveal Brisco's selfish intentions before his promise to the townspeople for a cut in a giant amusement park sucks Serenity dry. Yet, as much as she hates his winning ways, there is a man behind that suave smile, a man who may win her heart against her will. Shadow in Serenity is a modern-day Music Man, penned by a Christy Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Graves | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed Shadow In Serenity. I found myself getting frustrated with the town of Serenity though. They seemed to be easily duped by Logan Brisco even though Carny tried every way possible to tell them that he was pulling a scam. Knowing her background I think that people would have taken her more seriously. Logan's love for the community he came to scam is very believable. Serenity showed him the love and acceptance that he never had growing up. I believe that Shadow In Serenity shows that nobody is beyond the redemption that God has to offer. Throughout the book you can see God working in Logan's life to soften his heart and bring him to Himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenore Webb | 1/28/2014

    " I was reading Terri Blackstock's book 'Showow in Serenity'. This was my fun read this week. Set in small town Texas (gosh just like where I live), Carny has settled down. Leaving her past well....in the past. Or so she hopes. Knowing that she must guard her previous life from others thus not to be judge she finds that she is pretty aware of what is going on around her most of the time. And those old bells and whistles are clanging when she meets up with Logan. Yes he seems to be cut from the same cloth she use to be from. Now here is the deal. Carny has to know does she allow Logan the chance to see if he really has changes as she did. Or should she warn those around her so they will not be scammed? Where is the fine line of privacy and being a good citizen. And if she does will the townspeople see her for who she is now and not in the past. More so, will she still have Logan in her life? Oh how God plays games with us at times. Letting our hearts open up when we have held it closed for so long. I am glad to read that Carny learns to trust in what God has put before her. To forgive over and over again. And to love freely without fear. I myself thank God for just exactly this very thing. He taught me to trust my heart, believe in change and to forgive til there is nothing left but the pure love he has given me. It has made my life much easier and infinitely happier. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 1/28/2014

    " This book started slow, but I stuck with it because I love Terri Blackstock's books. Once I got into it, I enjoyed the story. It's a story of trust, God's love and forgiveness, finding peace in His love, and choices. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Wingo | 1/27/2014

    " Not my favorite Terri Blackstock by far. It wasn't a pageturner. No one was killed or found dead...isn't that terrible that you expect that from a terri blackstock book:0 anyway, it was sorta predictable, a sign I've read too many books. Just eh. If you love love love Terri Blackstock, you'll be disappointed. This is not typical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayley Ryan | 1/26/2014

    " This book is so mysterious and so different from a lot of books I've read either by Terri Blackstock or authors like her. It's not technically a mystery, but it keeps you guessing until the very last page. You feel for the different characters in the story, whether they're people who you can relate to or who are completely different from you, because Blackstock just makes each character so personable. You'll find yourself sympathizing with opposing characters, which is something I normally don't do, but in this book, it's almost impossible not to do. That's just the way it was written. I think it's so cool that Terri used to be a secular author and that this was a secular book until she changed it to a Christian perspective, and now the plot may be similar, but the theme is totally different, and redemptive on a whole new scale. Definitely a must-read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna Durbin | 1/19/2014

    " This book was such a good read. I love how Terri Blackstock writes books that are believable. She combines a good suspense novel with the message of the gospel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 1/16/2014

    " Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one---this is one of Blackstock's best..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regina | 1/8/2014

    " Nothing particularly outstanding stood out to me about this book, but it was still a good read. It definitely highlights the change that salvation can make in a person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 1/6/2014

    " This was a really good book. I've never read anything about a former carnival worker before and it was really interesting. She made you interested and root for both main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommy | 12/27/2013

    " This was not really my kind of book. It was pretty predictable and lacked action. But the characters were believable and the story was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 12/23/2013

    " A simple plot that when I first started I thought would be boring. Blackstock managed to make it interesting and enjoyable. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 12/2/2013

    " I usually love Terri Blackstock's work, but this one was a little too predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janna | 10/28/2013

    " Moved a little slow, not as good as others by her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Todd | 8/8/2013

    " This book was different than Blackstock's other books that I have read but equally enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Ratkowski | 7/16/2013

    " Think that this was the best one of her books that I've read so far. All the books are good - it's light, easy reading with a little bit of God thrown in :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sally | 10/17/2012

    " Enjoyable though simplistic. I thought a major scene should have been detailed and not mentioned in passing. I also would have liked it to have a different ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 8/26/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. It is an updated version of a book written by Terri Blackstock in the 1990s under a different title. I love all of her books, and this one is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/4/2012

    " I loved this one. Teaches on how you must trust yourself before thinking about trusting others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ralynn Wilcock | 1/31/2012

    " it started out kinda slow and i thought i would get real bored with the story but then it picks up and you cannot put it down and good story with a good message about forgiveness and how people can have a change of heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/30/2012

    " it's very predictable but okay for a Christian read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlene | 1/28/2012

    " Good book but very predictable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iris | 9/14/2011

    " Book was ok just not the Terri Blackstock I'm used to and love. "

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About the Author
Author Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock made a decision more than a decade ago that permanently changed the direction of her writing career. She had grown to become an award-winning secular novelist of over thirty published titles. And yet she was miserable, and her career left her unfulfilled. One night she decided she would never again write something that was displeasing to God. Since then she has written more than thirty novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers, and was given the Retailers Choice Award in 2007 for best Christian novel in the general fiction category for Night Light. She lives in Mississippi with her husband, Ken.

About the Narrator

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.