New Xulon Fictional Story Encourages All To Follow God’s Plan

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Jakes pens second book of “River’s Trilogy” filled with melodrama and suspense

The River Rages

When it comes to trials, we may not always know His reason, but there is always a greater purpose

Within the pages of J.G. Jakes’s new book, The River Rages, ($17.99, paperback, 9781498447393; $8.99, e-book, 9781498447409) readers will discover the second book of the “River’s Trilogy” – a fictional mix of melodrama, suspense, and historical events. The adventures of Luke and Katie McCoy begin when they lose their farm, get uprooted from their home, and move to a new city where things get complicated. Katie is not afraid to face danger and danger seems to finds her. Luke attempts to keep situations in check and keep Katie safe. Their story turns serious when their friend, Hoose, gets railroaded on a murder charge, facing his almost certain execution. Along with friends, they plan out and implement the perfect escape.

“When it comes to trials, we may not always know His reason, but there is always a greater purpose,” states the author. “We may not always know the answers, but we can trust He is in control. In every trial there is a lesson – to teach us and mold us – so His purpose for our life is fulfilled. Trials teach us to have faith – faith in knowing that through His promises He will sustain us and never leave us. Through our faith, we will have victory in our trials. Through our suffering, we will have glorification.”

J.G. Jakes was raised on the family’s southwest Georgia farm. Her formative years fostered such an appreciation of wholesome values taught by farm life that she counts herself as a true daughter of the soil. Now as a retired schoolteacher, she pursues her love for writing life’s lessons attuned to characters with honor, integrity, and formidable challenges. Her keen interest in the lives of strong and inspiring women is cultivated into her books of the “River’s Trilogy”, as she continues to share the extraordinary stories of ordinary women.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The River Rages through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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