Friday, March 4, 2022

Weep in the Night by Valerie Massey Goree Blog Tour


About the Book

Book: Weep in the Night

Author: Valerie Massey Goree

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date: October 24, 2014

After three years in the witness protection program, Sadie Malone’s life in Texas is bland and humdrum—until she meets a new co-worker. Bowen Boudine ignites a flame in Sadie’s long-dormant heart, but when she discovers he knows her true identity, she attempts to flee. He thwarts her escape and reveals the reason he’s been sent to locate her. Bowen, a seasoned operative with International Retrieval Organization takes his job escorting Sadie safely back to California seriously, but quickly finds he’s falling for her. Can he maintain a professional relationship while he protects her from the crime boss her testimony helped to convict?

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My Review

Goree gives readers a good sense of what it must be like to be in a witness protection program with constant awareness and sense of danger. Sadie (Debra) seemed to be a woman of mixed character. At times she acted strong but at other times she made foolish decisions that endangered herself and others. Bowen is a good hero. I appreciate that the budding romance aspect was controlled until the situation was resolved. And as for Smitty, if I was Ginger I'd fire him on the spot.

The aspect of this novel I liked the best is the strong faith message. The plot worked relatively well. Much of the early part of the book deals with character development with most suspense left until near the end. I am not sure the villain would really agree to the suspenseful meet up but, then again, this is fiction.

This is the first book in a series featuring the private retrieval agency. You can read my review of the second in the series, Day of Reckoning, and third, Justice at Dawn.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author

American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award winner Valerie Massey Goree resides with her husband on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

After serving as missionaries in her home country of Zimbabwe and raising two children, Glenn and Valerie moved to Texas. She worked in the public school system for many years, focusing on students with special needs. Now retired in Washington, Valerie spends her time writing, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Novels include: Deceive Me Once; Colors of Deceit; The Stolen Lives Trilogy, Weep in the Night; Day of Reckoning; and Justice at Dawn, to be released July, 2021. Valerie’s latest novel Forever Under Blue Skies, is now available from Amazon.

Valerie loves to hear from her readers.

More from Valerie

Story ideas invade my mind at the oddest moments. One day as I sorted laundry, I thought how interesting it would be to begin a novel with: “I’d been in the Witness Protection Program for three years when my identity was compromised.”

The idea bubbled and churned in my mind for a while. When I sat down to outline possible scenarios, the ideas hit me like an avalanche. Why was she in WITSEC? Who outed her? I scribbled as fast as I could—yes, I’m behind the times and use paper and pencil to plot my novels.

And so IRO was born. The International Retrieval Organization is my topnotch investigative service, with unlimited resources and experienced operatives.

Weep in the Night is the first novel in my Stolen Lives Trilogy. IRO agents are the heroes or heroines in the series. Which agent will save the day?

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, March 4

Texas Book-aholic, March 5

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, March 6

Inklings and notions, March 7

Blogging With Carol, March 8

For Him and My Family, March 9

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, March 10 (Author Interview)

deb's Book Review, March 10

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 11

Bizwings Blog, March 12

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 13

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 14

Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting, March 15

Beauty in the Binding, March 16 (Author Interview)

CarpeDiem, March 16

Simple Harvest Reads, March 17 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Celebrate Lit.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)


Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of this book, I like the cover and synopsis and am looking forward to reading this story myself

Stormy Vixen said...

Nice to meet you, Valerie! Weep in the Night sounds like a thrilling read for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Avid Reader, for sharing your review! Have a TGIF day!

marisela zuniga said...

This sounds really interesting

slehan said...

Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest. 

Emma said...

This sounds like an exciting story! What a good idea for a plot.

Sunnymay said...

The Witness Protection Program and a love interest makes this book intriguing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the review.

megana said...

Sounds like I should add this to my tbr! Thanks for sharing!

Caryl Kane said...

Joan, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Sounds like a must read.