Grace Beneath the Frost (Grace #5): Christian fiction. contemporary Australian, medical

· Grace Book 5 · Christine Dillon
11 reviews

About this ebook

Professional success. Personal failure.

As a respected cancer specialist, Paul Webster knows what he's doing. At least, he does at work. His home life's another story.

Now he's been thrown into a spin by a patient's death and her unshakeable confidence in life beyond the grave.

He’s always dismissed Christians as simplistic fools but this woman didn't fit his stereotype. What if there is truth beyond what he can learn with lab tests and logic? And what will checking out the truth cost him?

Grace Beneath the Frost is a soul-stirring contemporary Christian novel. Book 5 in the Grace series.

If you like compelling Christian fiction, relatable characters, and real emotion, then you’ll love Christine Dillon’s inspiring series.

11 reviews
Erin Laramore
March 11, 2022
4.5 stars for this 5th installment of the Grace series. While this book can be enjoyed on its own, it does have more depth if you've read the prior books in this series. This book follows Paul Webster, the cancer doctor who treated Esther in the prior books. Her life/outlook and challenge to him haunt him to the point where he seeks to determine who Jesus actually was. As with the other books in this series, there is a great amount of spiritual depth in this novel as Paul seeks to learn and understand more. I appreciated the family dynamic in this one as Paul has teenage children and I appreciated how those relationships were impacted by his spiritual seeking. I enjoyed the various plot points that created the relational and spiritual tension and the characters were likable and relatable. I personally would have liked stronger closure at the end, but the ending stayed true to the story and the characters, so I can't complain about that too much. :) As with the other books in this series, I'll put in the disclaimer that the author of this book is Australian, so a few words, spelling and grammar instances are different than my American "ears" are used to hearing, but that's easy enough to get past and doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the story at all. Special thanks to the author for an advance e-copy of this book. I was under no obligation to provide a review and the thoughts contained herein are my own.
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Sashi Grayndler
December 8, 2021
I read this book some time ago and really enjoyed this story about Paul, a man we briefly met in Grace in Strange Disguise. This is a stand alone book, although will be made much richer if you know the other characters from previous books ( especially Paul's former patient Esther McDonald). Dillon's writing keeps getting better - this book contains many spiritual truths and disciplines that would benefit any reader to explore in more details. These books are wonderful for their relatability and realness, not fake romance or pseudo-happy families. I love that Dillon doesn't sugarcoat the Christian life ( it's not all wine and roses if you follow Jesus) but portrays the search for truth and also the reality of living out the Christian life amidst the pain and discord in our world. You won't be disappointed to read any of her 'Grace' series.
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Michael Loft
April 6, 2021
I really liked Grace Beneath the Frost (and the way it ended). The first third or so I would give 4 stars and the rest 5 stars. I think the reason for this change in rating is that Paul is almost an entirely new character to the series and there was a bit of ground work that was needed to set up the rest of the story. The descriptions really involve me in the story and I feel like I am a spectator watching things play out as they happen. Many of the descriptions take me to times and places where I have experienced similar things. I love the challenges and issues the book explores and all the practical wisdom it brings and incorporates. I'll admit to tearing up on several occasions while reading Grace Beneath the Frost. I think this book could easily be recommended a stand alone (much like Grace in Deep Waters), but is also a great addition to the 'Grace' series by Christine Dillon. I was invited to help proofread this book and so received an advanced copy, however I am also eagerly awaiting the opportunity to purchase a hard copy of the book. For me it is a keeper and one to be recommended and lent out to friends and family for sure.
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About the author

Christine is an Australian who grew up in Asia until the age of 17.

Christine loves telling Bible stories and reading and discussing the greatest book in the world with anyone who is curious to learn more.

She has authored both Christian non-fiction and fiction.

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