Abingdon Press/Christian, suspense, romance
Release Date: March 1, 2012
When the people you love are threatened, it’s personal.
When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.
Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.
I am not a fan of the romance genre. I do not enjoy the sappy heroine who pines away for someone to love her, never happy with her life until the perfect man comes along.
I often do not enjoy Christian fiction for similar reasons- a sappy hero/heroine who can’t decide which breakfast cereal to choose with falling to the floor and wailing in prayer. I do believe that God should guide every decision, but I also believe that God gave us a brain to use. There needn’t be so much drama involved in every single minute of the day.
Why did I choose to read Saving Hope, a Christian romance? I don’t know, but I am certainly glad that I did!
Daley has crafted a wonderful story where the romance is secondary and the Christian influence is natural and subtle. The characters are believable, riddled with human weakness. The well paced tale keeps you reading long after “just one more chapter”.
My verdict: Read it! It is rare to find a book that is both suspenseful and sweet, but this one fits the bill. I hope the follow up books in the series are as well done as Saving Hope.