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Thursday, October 30, 2014


All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore an uninhabited jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail these helpless castaways.
Federal prosecutor Eve Eriksson rescues a young girl and her elderly great-aunt from the same ship. They badly need Jake’s survival skills, but why is he so maddeningly careful? She needs to hurry home to nail a significant career trial. And, please, before Jake learns her secret that she’s responsible for his wife’s death.


"The beast was huge. If there’d been elephants on the island, the croc could have eaten them for breakfast and still been hungry for dinner.”  

"Big crocodile in Oz" by fvanrenterghem, used under CC BY-SA 2.0

"Stranded is a spellbinding adventure story. I sped through it to discover what would happen next and was thoroughly captivated by it. I marveled at the resourcefulness of Jake, a marine trained & tested in Vietnam. Co-author Don Prichard’s firsthand knowledge gained as a member of the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam brings authenticity to the life and death struggles on the island.
Then I slowly re-read Stranded, savoring each word. What a depth I had missed on my first read. Embedded in the adventure was the sovereign God using adversity to mold the lives of His people. The symbolism, most of which I missed my first-time through, was a rich blessing. The truth of the book’s epitaph, Isaiah 40:21-22, comes alive in this great adventure.
I heartily recommend this book. If you’re as eager as I was to follow the action, hurry on through to the exciting climax, but don’t deprive yourself of the riches that will come with a second more thoughtful read."

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