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No Safe Haven
by Kimberley Woodhouse, Kayla Woodhouse

Published: 2011-03-15
Paperback : 352 pages
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Jenna and Andi Tikaani-Gray are hoping for a fresh start. Though twelve year-old Andi has long struggled with a rare medical disorder, she and her mother have finally received good news from out-of-town specialists. It's news they desperately needed, especially after the recent death of ...
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Jenna and Andi Tikaani-Gray are hoping for a fresh start. Though twelve year-old Andi has long struggled with a rare medical disorder, she and her mother have finally received good news from out-of-town specialists. It's news they desperately needed, especially after the recent death of Jenna's husband (Andi's dad) in a car accident. But as they are flying home to Alaska, ready to begin again, the unthinkable happens. The pilot sabotages their small plane and crashes into Sultana, one of the most remote and dangerous mountains in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Even worse, a winter storm is headed their way along with someone who doesn't want to save them, but to kill them. Only one man can keep them alive: Cole Maddox, the mysterious last-minute passenger who joined them on their flight. But trust doesn't come easy to Jenna or AndiÑand they both sense Cole is hiding something. A relentless tale of survival and suspense unfolds, involving military technology designed by Jenna's late husband that some would do anything to possess.

Endorsements and Reviews:

"I'd only made it to page 8 when I realized I was holding my breath. Shivers are still traveling up my arms from a story that is both dramatic and heart-warming."

Tricia Goyer, award-winning author

"Kimberley and Kayla Woodhouse know how to weave powerful, faith-building, can't-put-down stories - in life and now, brilliantly, in fiction."

Susan May Warren, best-selling author of Nightingale

"A thrilling adventure of the heart and mind . . . No Safe Haven is a brilliant start to what will be an unmissable series from this mother and daughter team."

Relz Reviewz

"Romance, suspense, intrigue--Kimberley and Kayla Woodhouse have crafted a book that has it all. You won't be able to put this one down!"

Jenny B. Jones, award-winning author of Save the Date and A Charmed Life series

"A nail-biting delight of a romantic suspense novel. I loved the Alaskan setting and characters. The Woodhouse writing duo is dynamite!"

Colleen Coble, author of The Lightkeeper's Ball and the Rock Harbor series

"Non-stop action from an unforgettable mother/daughter team."

Brandilyn and Amberly Collins, co-authors of the award-winning Rayne Tour Series

"An incredible adventure thriller that kept me turning pages well into the wee hours. I look forward to more from this incredible mother-daughter team."

Tracie Peterson, best-selling author of the Striking a Match series

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Chapter One

The plane dropped like a 3000 pound stone.
Jenna Tikaani-Gray braced herself with one hand, and held a warm, foam cup away from her body with the other as they jostled along. These pockets of air were turning the flight into a wild ride at the fair. Good thing she loved those rides almost as much as she loved flying, because they were dropping again. Down, then up, then down again, until the sky turned to silk and the plane sailed along. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

From the author:

1. In the beginning of No Safe Haven, the flight is going smoothly, life is finally looking up for Jenna and Andie, and then suddenly things turn to disaster. When has your life been interrupted unexpectedly? How did that affect you?

2. Isaiah 26:3 says “You will keep in perfect peace the mind that is dependent on You, because it is trusting in You.” Have you experienced that kind of peace of the Lord? What are some ways to put this verse into practice, especially when life takes unexpected—and difficult—turns?

3. Andie wakes up after the plane crash and discovers she’s all alone. Fear threatens to overtake her. When in your life have you have felt this alone? How did you move past that feeling?

4. Trust in others is a struggle for the characters of No Safe Haven. Do you find it easy to trust people or are you more guarded? How does this affect your ability to trust God?

5. Cole has a hidden past of family pain. When Jenna and Andie start to trust him, that slowly breaks through his wall. What one event in your life has most impacted you. Does it continue to do so?

6. How can we, as Christians, move beyond the painful parts of our pasts? How do you reach out to people who have deep pain like Cole’s?

7. In the beginning, Jenna fights Cole every step of the way—until the avalanche, when she realizes if they’d done things her way, they would have been buried. Why does Jenna have such trouble letting someone else—even someone with more experience than she—be in control?

8. If you were stuck on a mountain in a blizzard, what supplies would you like with you? How would you handle the fear and despair that inevitably come with being stuck in a desperate situation?

9. Jenna realizes that her husband hid important information from her and she feels betrayed. How can we, as believers in Christ, handle betrayal from people who are close to us?

10. How can we resolve situations where we are the ones who have betrayed others?

11. James 1:2-3 says “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” How do you apply this verse when encountering trials? What does joy look like in the midst of pain and suffering?

12. While on the mountain, Cole, Jenna, and Andie use humor to relieve some of the tension of their serious situation. How do you find humor in the hard times in life? Think back on a time where humor relieved the tension in a situation. How did that change your outlook?

13. Andie has to ask Cole for forgiveness after she gets angry at him through a misunderstanding. Why is it so difficult to ask others for forgiveness? Have you ever had to do so? How did you approach the person you wronged? How did this experience change you?

14. Scripture commands us several times to not fear. Is this an easy command for you to obey? Do you tend to worry? How do you turn your fear over to the Lord? Discuss situations where there has been fear and the Lord has intervened.

15. Andie and Jenna have close friends in Anesia and Zoya. Who are your closest friends? What circumstances brought you together? Name qualities that you appreciate most about your closest friends.

16. Toward the end of the book, Hank, who had attempted to kill Andie and Jenna in the beginning, ends up trying to save them. How did you feel about the change in him? Were you angry that he seemed to “get away” with what he’d done? Many times we judge people by the sin in their lives, rather than seeing them with the love of Christ. Think of a time when you thought a person you knew was one way and their behavior ended up surprising you in a positive way.

17. If you had to pinpoint your favorite part of the story, what would it be? Why?

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If you reside in CO, invite the authors to your meeting. Also stay tuned for the 2nd and 3rd books of this series!
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  "A little thriller chalked full of fun knowledge!"by Eve C. (see profile) 04/13/11

A fun thriller with a twist. Can't wait to see the movie. The superb writing duo of mother and daughter and their character relationship throughout the action packed thriller will elate both girls and... (read more)

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