Shadows In The Mind’s Eye

Charlotte Anne Mattas longs to turn back the clock. Before her husband, Sam, went to serve his country in the war, he was the man everyone could rely on–responsible, intelligent, and loving. But the person who’s come back to their family farm is very different from the protector Annie remembers. Sam’s experience in the Pacific theater has left him broken in ways no one can understand–but that everyone is learning to fear.

Tongues start wagging after Sam nearly kills his own brother. Now when he claims to have seen men on the mountain when no one else has seen them, Annie isn’t the only one questioning his sanity and her safety. If there were criminals haunting the hills, there should be evidence beyond his claims. Is he really seeing what he says, or is his war-tortured mind conjuring ghosts?

Annie desperately wants to believe her husband. But between his irrational choices and his nightmares leaking into the daytime, she’s terrified he’s going mad. Can she trust God to heal Sam’s mental wounds–or will sticking by him mean keeping her marriage at the cost of her own life?

About The Author


Janyre Tromp is a historical novelist whose loves spinning tales that, at their core, hunt for beauty, even when it isn’t pretty. She’s the author of Shadows in the Mind’s Eye and coauthor of It’s a Wonderful Christmas.

She’s also a book editor, published children’s book author, and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her family, two crazy cats, and a slightly eccentric Shetland Sheepdog. And if you ever meet in person, you pronounce that first name Jan-ear.

You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her website,www.JanyreTromp.com (where you can grab a free copy of her novella Wide Open).

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My Review

A wonderful debut novel. A story of trust between wounded hearts, rediscovering who each other is, love, pain of PTSD and forgiveness with a hint of danger. Sam, a solider from WWII who is looking forward to getting home to his wife, Annie and their daughter, Rose. When Sam returns home, home he is not sure that he can trust his mind, and his wife is not sure she can trust what he is telling her. Come to find out, no one in Hot Springs is telling the truth about anything. Sam and Annie rely on their faith when faced with challenges. I was pulled in from page one. Highly recommend the book.

I received a copy of the book from Kregel Publishing in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

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