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Journey's Edge by Dora Hiers | Book Review by Loraine Nunley

Synopsis of the book:

Red flags — including some goon who’s following her — raise McKinley Frasier’s suspicions that numbers don’t add up at the insurance firm.

When someone tries to snatch McKinley’s daughter from school, she turns to police officer and ex-fiancé, Renner Crossman — the cop who walked out on her a month before their wedding. But Renner’s not the same guy who broke her heart ten years ago. He calls himself a “new man.” She trusts the new Renner with her daughter’s safety… but what about her heart?

My review:

This story had some good chemistry between the two main characters. The feelings that they had for each other years ago came back in full force when they run into each other again. I really liked the theme of forgiveness that was woven through. This was especially apparent in Renner as he struggled with being the ‘new man’ that God made him.

There were some parts that were suspenseful especially toward the end. I did have a little trouble with the villain who seemed two dimensional much of the time. From the standpoint of a romance, though, I really enjoyed the interaction between McKinley and Renner. She struggled with trusting him and he had to work hard to reflect the new man that God had made him.

There are many times when Christian characters are portrayed as having it all figured out and I liked that these characters did not. I thought that made the romance more realistic.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

The romance between Renner and McKinley and the effort that Renner made to be the person that God wanted him to be.

What I didn’t like about this book:

The villain. There wasn’t much depth to him so I couldn’t connect with his motives and actions.

My rating:  3 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others?  Yes for the romance between McKinley and Renner. Also the theme of forgiveness was done well. This is the second book in the Marshals of Journey Creek series. It can be read as a standalone.

Note: I received this book from the author. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Dora Hiers, author website

-Loraine Nunley


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