Shadows in the mind’s eye

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


Shadows in the mind’s eye


Janyre Tromp


Kregel Publications






287 pages


When Sam Mattas went off to serve his country in World War II, everyone, of course, assumed he would return the same man: strong, stalwart and dependable. But his experience has weakened him, in outward ways as well as ways that are unseen.

When word gets around that he tried to shoot his own brother and he claims to see men on the mountain, men doing nefarious things, tongues begin wagging about his sanity. His wife Annie wonders where her loving husband has gone, what her sweet little Rosie’s father has turned into. And is she putting their lives at risk by staying with him?


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Adult readers fond of historical fiction

Christian impact:

Commitment is a major theme in this book.

Also includes:


-author notes

-discussion questions

-about the author



Shadows in the Mind's Eye

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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