Award-winning Publishers Weekly Best-selling Author

The Girl Behind the Red Rope By Ted Dekker & Rachelle Dekker

Ten years ago, Grace and her family experience a life-changing event that stayed etched in their minds. Now living with their religious community behind the red rope, they are ruled by certain laws and if they break them . . . the consequences are severe. When her curious brother starts exploring beyond their boundaries to see what the world is like outside the ropes, Grace helps him but they soon pay for their decisions. They get caught up in good vs evil and struggle with who they can trust. Will Grace find her path in life or will it be decided for her?

The Girl Behind the Red Rope caught my attention from page one and held it throughout. Ted Dekker never fails to create mind-boggling fiction and teaming up with his daughter Rachelle proved to be a powerful combination! I love the good vs evil battle in this book. It leaves the reader with lots to think about. Who do we put our trust in? The One who created us or in someone posing as a sheep?

The imagery used throughout puts the reader right into the community the authors have created. You can picture the town and its buildings, plus the areas outside the red rope boundaries. The emotional mastery is amazing and pulls the reader in.

The characters were well crafted. Some you love, some not so much. The plot was well thought out and kept me reading. This duo are master storytellers and it shows in this novel. I certainly hope they continue to team up.

I give The Girl Behind the Red Rope five stars. Hold onto your hat as you might lose it on this ride!

**Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Revell in exchange for my honest review.


I would like to give away my ARC copy of The Girl Behind the Red Rope. The contest rules are simple—leave a comment on the blog and you will be entered. Bonus entry– if you leave a comment AND share this post on Facebook you will get two entries (tag me on Facebook or let me know in the comments). Contest closes Saturday, Sept. 21st at midnight. Enter now! (Open to residents of the USA and Canada only.)


  1. Blossom Chambers

    Reading a only a few lines and you get hooked on the book. I would love to have a copy. Please let me know I can buy one and where.

    Blossom Chambers

    • Darlene L. Turner

      It’s a great book! You can pick it up on but wait as you might win my copy!

      • Blossom Chambers

        Thank you, I will wait and see.

        • Darlene L. Turner

          You won, Aunt Blossom! Watch for the book coming to you in the mail soon! Love you xo

          • Blossom Chambers

            Wow ! that is great. I am looking fortward to reading it. I am getting in to reading which i haven’t done for years. You and your friends have inspired me.

  2. Joanna Papastamos

    I can only imagine the kind of duo these two make with the last name Dekker! Both my teenage son and I enjoy these kinds of fiction. Would love to read it!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      I love Ted Dekker’s books. He’s an amazing writer and teamed up with his daughter? Awesome! Thanks for stopping by, Joanna!


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