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.
I enjoyed this good mix of romance and suspense. The romance has a twist. Mary Wade and Brett are forced to spend time in close proximity. Feelings of romance develop but is it because of the stressful situation? Can the romance be sustained when the situation changes?
I like the females in the novel. Mary Wade and Brett's grandmother might seem like mild women but they rise to the occasion when in danger.
Dougherty has added the issue of parental expectations to the mix. Mary Wade's parents think she should have gone into some full time ministry. Mary Wade's situation would make for a good group discussion.
I recommend this book to those who enjoy a good romance sprinkled with suspense.
My rating: 4/5 stars,
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About the author:
Hope 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. Find out more about Hope Toler at http://hopetolerdougherty.com.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Litfuse. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Litfuse.