Friday, May 13, 2016

A Book Overflowing with Secrets, Lies and Danger!!

                       "Sins of the Past"
          A Romantic Suspense Novella Collection
                   By  Dee Henderson
                         Dani Pettrey
                         Lynette Eason


In Dee Henderson's "Missing" a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with "Shadowed"; introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.

Lynette Eason's "Blackout" delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found--but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?

My Thoughts:  

What more could I ask for???? Three novellas by my favourite romantic suspense authors!!
I must admit , that I normally don't "love" this type of short stories. I prefer a longer book, detailed,  in which I can lose myself in another world for a good length of time. This time, however, I have to say that this type of book met my current needs!! Once in a while, it is great to have shorter story to read in one sitting. All three of these authors were successful in providing action right from the start. No fooling around with piddly details or slow starts!! The pace of the plots were extremely fast and the dramas unfolded in an unusually speedy fashion. I found these novellas to be even more suspenseful than usual. 

All three authors's creations carried the theme that sins of the past are exactly that. They are in the past and have to remain there to carry on a happy life in the present and the future. God forgives our past so easily! But we, with our difficult human nature, seem to find great difficulty in doing so .  Sometimes we need to be forced, by some unpleasant, even frightening circumstances, to follow the path that God is providing for us. Each story takes a different look at how that can happen, through mysteries filled with suspense. 

This collection is ideal for the person who does not have hours to sit to enjoy a book but still desires the thrill of a great read! Each story is about 120 pages long, so you can read one and go on with your busy life until another break, then read another. A great book for the summer when one goes on vacation and wants to take a short stay in another world .

I did not have a favourite story. All three were equally good and kept my attention throughout. Good authors write good books, whether long or short. Their talents are clearly exhibited in this collection. Romantic suspense at its best!!

Five stars for this book!! Don't miss it!!

This book was provided by Bethany House, and Graf-Martin Communications , in exchange for a fair and honest review. Available now at your local booksellers. 

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