The Glass Bottom Boat

Title: The Glass Bottom Boat (Flight to Freedom, Book One)

Author: Laura Thomas

Publisher: Anaiah Press

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense



Surrounded by the romantic paradise of her sister’s destination wedding in Jamaica, Madison Grey realizes she must overcome her paralyzing fear of the ocean—and her broken heart— to start living again. Luke Alexander, the groom’s brother, is a missionary who has come to terms with a life of singleness—until he meets Madison. 

During the wedding, their personal connection intensifies when a stalker stirs up haunting memories of her gold-digging ex-fiancé.  After Madison mysteriously disappears and the newlyweds receive a ransom note, Luke dives into action to find her. Will he save Madison in time or will she be forced to suffer her worst nightmare… in the depths of a glass bottom boat?

*There are spoilers in a certain part of the review, so a spoiler warning is in effect. If you wish to skip the spoilers, scroll to the Conclusion.*

Positive Elements:

A character sacrifices her dream for her sister; there is a strong salvation message.

Negative Elements:


Spiritual Elements:

Characters pray; characters talk about and reflect on their faith; as aforementioned, there is a strong salvation message; characters rely on God; the Bible is quoted; characters’ faith grows.


A character is stalked; a fight is witnessed; a character is drugged and kidnapped; a character is roughed up; minor characters are die due to sabotage.


It is mentioned a minor character was cheated on; characters kiss.


5 Stars


Suspense is not my favorite genre – I have nothing against it, it’s just not my favorite. The Glass Bottom Boat reminded me why I should read suspense more often. The characters are so well-wrought that you feel their emotions and sympathize with their struggles as if they were your own. The faith element is well-written – strong, but seamlessly weaved into the plot. Do yourself a favor and add The Glass Bottom Boat to your reading list. It’s a book you’ll want to read again.

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review


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