Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley - REVIEWED

About the Book:
In a steamy small town riddled with broken promises, one woman's secret could change everything.
Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn't heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn't mean he can get her--or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago--out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. But all too soon, Ben is charged with a different task--protecting Leigh from the people after her brother. With Leigh doing everything in her power to avoid Ben, it's no easy task. And the secret she is keeping just may change their lives forever.

My Thoughts:
Call God.  He’s always home and you never get a busy signal.”  (p.51)

In Patricia Bradley’s book, Promise to Protect, I think God is the only One who can be depended on to answer any line truthfully!  There are more secrets, more layers, and more outright lies being told between the characters of this novel that it’s little wonder that their faith isn’t stronger.  Granted, truth is always an issue in a suspense novel, but Bradley has taken the depth of deception to an entirely new level – weaving both personal and professional issues in a seamless story line!  I am just grateful that both Ben Logan and Leigh Somerall have people of faith in their lives to remind them that they are not alone.  Ben particularly needs this reminder, because he feels it is his job as Sherriff to provide protection to the people he cares about.  Often, that promise is not within his ability to keep!

Forgiveness is also an issue that our main characters have to deal with on a very personal level.  To me, this added a depth to the characters life in the midst of the maelstrom that made them very real and believable. 

There is PLENTY of suspense to satisfy every reader!  Honestly, I had my doubts about any of the main characters surviving until the end of the book!  And they almost don’t!! 

I am a huge fan of Patricia’s work and I am happy to recommend Promise to Protect without hesitation!

You can read my review of her debut novel, Shadows of the Past, HERE.

About the Author:
Patricia Bradley is the winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award and a 2012 Touched by Love Award and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award. The author of Shadows of the Past, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at www.ptbradley.com.

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