Runaway Choices: A Christian Speculative Novel by Eisley Jacobs is a wonderful example of Indie author creativity. Mixing a Twilight Zone technique with a subtle spiritual message, Jacobs plunges her heroine, Beck, into a fascinating adventure.
Plot Description: Everyone runs from their past; Beck has it mastered. She’s been running for so long, stopping is a foreign concept. With her conning skills and wits at the ready, she’s on a plane to London, free of charge.
Beck believes everything is going as planned, but when reality twists on its axis, she soon wonders whose plan? Teaming up with the gorgeous bellhop, Colin, is a no brainer, especially when they discover their connections are anything but accidental.
In their quest for answers, both are confronted with the demons of their pasts. Beck panics and does what comes naturally — runs. However, she’s not only running from herself, but from the superhuman who has made it his life’s goal to track her down and either remove her from the equation or convince her to join him.
I enjoyed the tale on many levels. First, it is different; not the same story I’ve read a million times. Second, the writing is smooth without the hiccups often seen in Indie authors. Third, Jacobs manages to tell a story with a spiritual message without beating us over the head with message. Using mystical elements and a McGuffin magical necklace, she keeps a plot spinning as Beck learns life lessons. All in all, an interesting excursion into a Rod Serling-like spiritual adventure.