Author Review:
Rachel Dylan

     “This book is sure to appeal to fans of Dekker and Peretti.” — By the Book


About Trial & Tribulations
A Windy Ridge Legal Thriller #1, as summarized by the author:

High-powered attorney Olivia Murray faces the biggest test of her career when she is assigned to represent Astral Tech, a New Age tech company, in a lawsuit filed by its biggest competitor. While Olivia is accustomed to hard fights in the courtroom, she arrives in Windy Ridge and discovers there is much more to this case than the legal claims—forces of darkness are at work.

Windy Ridge quickly turns from a quiet Chicago suburb to a spiritual battleground, and Olivia must rely on her faith to defend against legal and spiritual attacks. Although they are enemies in the courtroom, Olivia finds a friend and unlikely ally in opposing counsel, Grant Baxter. Once a skeptic about faith, he ultimately comes to her aid when she needs it most.

The battle between evil forces heats up in and out of the courtroom, pushing Olivia to the breaking point. Will she be able to help good triumph over evil, or will the town of Windy Ridge be torn apart?

My thoughts:

Rachel is one of my favorite authors. Her plots are straight forward and fast-paced.

I was first introduced to spiritual warfare fiction when I read This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti. I fell in love with the genre. So, I was thrilled when a friend introduced me to Rachel’s Windy Ridge series. I admire the way she keeps a firm grip on the plotline as she weaves in the supernatural warfare entangling the lives of the folks in Windy Ridge.

If you like supernatural suspense with a hint of romance, then you’ll love this series. I’ll add links to the first three books below.

Trial and Tribulation, Windy Ridge Legal Thriller #1

Fatal Accusation, Windy Ridge Legal Thriller #2

Surrounded by Darkness, Windy Ridge Legal Thriller #3

False Prophet, Windy Ridge Legal Thriller #4 (Coming October 26, 2021)

About Rachel

Rachel Dylan is an award-winning and bestselling author of legal thrillers and romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade including being a litigator at one of the nation’s top law firms. The Atlanta Justice Series features strong, female attorneys in Atlanta. Deadly Proof, the first book in the ATLANTA JUSTICE series, is a CBA bestseller, an FHL Reader’s Choice Award winner, a Daphne du Maurier Finalist, and a Holt Medallion Finalist. Lone Witness is the winner of a Holt Medallion, the Maggie Award, and is a Selah Finalist. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids–two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers.

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What people are saying about Rachel’s books…

“Oh my! This was such a great story”

Trial & Tribulations


Fatal Accusation


Surrounded by Darkness