Saturday, April 2, 2022

Protecting Her Witness by Sarah Hamaker

About the Book:

A family in danger…a U.S. Marshal sworn to protect.

U.S. Marshal Chalissa Manning has been running from her past and God for most of her life. When she meets widower Titus Davis and his son, Sam, her well-built defenses begin to crumble. But someone is targeting Titus and Sam, and it’s up to Chalissa to both protect them and to find out who is behind the attacks.

As the threats pile up, will Chalissa be able to keep the family she’s grown to love safe?

My Review:

I liked this romantic suspense with an emphasis on romance. The budding romance between the U.S. Marshall, Chalissa, and Titus, the man she is assigned to protect, is the main focus of the plot. There is some suspense but, until near then end, the causes of the suspense were odd and the results fell flat. Much of the developing narrative was about Chalissa as she worked through past hurts. She was angry with God and Hamaker has included a good lesson on having faith in God even when disasters happen.

Potential readers should be aware that Titus' son, Sam, is on the Autism spectrum. Some of the suspense involves him. Chalissa's brother was similar and what happened to him years ago is the origin of some of Chalissa's pain. While handled well, some parents may find trigger situations in this novel.

This is a good novel for readers who like romantic suspense with an emphasis on the human element, especially trusting God no matter the situation.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author:

Sarah Hamaker 
loves writing books "where the hero and heroine fall in love while running for their lives." She’s written romantic suspense novels and nonfiction books, as well as stories in 
Chicken Soup for the Soul volumes. As a writers coach, her heart is encouraging writers. She’s a member of ACFW; ACFW Virginia Chapter; and Faith, Hope and Love, as well as the president of Capital Christian Writers Fellowship. Her podcast, "The Romantic Side of Suspense," can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband, four teenagers, a preschool foster child and three cats. You can find out more at

Seshva Press, 218 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(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.)

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