Book reviews, mostly of Christian fiction, some classics, and nonfiction.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Hope Toler Dougherty's 'Rescued Hearts' Blog Tour and Kindle Giveaway
About the book:
clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball's soft spot for animals leads to a
hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of
an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside,
Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with
the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent
Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months'
investigation against the woman's safety, Brett forsakes his mission and
helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.
Mary Wade's safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again.
This time, her personal safety isn't the only thing in jeopardy. Her
heart is endangered as well.
This was a wonderful romance with exciting suspense I couldn't stop reading! I loved getting inside of both character's heads so we get to see what they're thinking about each other. There were some great romantic moments and a lot of funny banter. Mary Wade was such a stubborn and strong character, a good match for the tough Brett. I loved how prayer was her first thought going into a difficult situation and that she tried to trust God even though it felt like her world was falling apart. Brett had a harder time trusting God and felt like he could take care of things himself, until he couldn't. There was a good spiritual conversation between her and a teen she mentored but I wished for more with Brett. Not until the end did he seem to think about his faith, or lack thereof. Mary Wade really went through a lot in the story, from being kidnapped to running for her life to worrying about her business going under and being attracted to Brett. They both had been hurt before so she feared being rejected again and he was afraid she only liked him since he had rescued her and not really for himself. I also liked his grandmother, Gig, a lot, as she was spunky and wise. I liked the suspense and I thought the plot moved along nicely. I really enjoyed this story and I highly recommend it!
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
Toler Dougherty holds a Master's degree in English and taught at East
Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW,
RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels,
she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with
children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh
Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her
husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters
and twin sons through ooVoo.
Her personal safety isn't the only thing in jeopardy-so is her heart. In Hope Toler Dougherty's new novel, Rescued Hearts, children's clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball's soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Brett forsakes his three-month mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind . . . and then Mary Wade's safety is threatened once more. Cozy up this fall with Hope's new book and enter to win a Kindle Fire!
One grand prize winner will receive:
A copy of Rescued Hearts
A Kindle Fire 7
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on November 13. The winner will be announced November 14 on the Litfuse blog.