Title: Not This Time
Author: Vicki Hinze
Review: I hadn’t read the two leading up to this book and so I was a bit lost in the beginning. The characters have known each other awhile and so I felt like the new guy on the block trying to break into a group of really close friends. Eventually I figured out what was going on and I was able to enjoy the story without wondering who was talking and what they had to do with the plot. I will tell you that I liked the book well enough that if I ever have the time I will go back and read the others in order.
The story started out strong and then back peddled for a bit before getting going again. This book is not overly religious, the characters talk to God and talk about him throughout the story. I didn’t find this strange or something that took away from the plot. I found it refreshing in the fact that the characters realized they couldn’t do everything they needed to do alone. Pray is a wonderful thing that allows us to have someone else shoulder part of our burden.
The mystery was interesting, but without the background of the other books I still felt lost at times. The ending was a predictable and so that was a disappointment. But I liked the characters and will be interested in reading their next adventure together.
Publisher: Published February 21st 2012 by The DoubledayReligious Publishing Group
Quick Review: 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: This looked interesting from the books offered on Blogging for Books.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by Blogging for Books
Synopsis: Small town scandal. International terrorist attack. Who among them is the traitor?
Sara and Beth have built a multi-million dollar business together, but their once solid friendship is now strained. Beth is leery of Sara’s husband, and when he is kidnapped, authorities consider Beth their prime suspect.
Then, their small town of Seagrove Village is rocked by an act of terrorism, and Beth doesn’t know who to trust. Someone she knows is linked to the attack, but who? Is there a connection to Crossroads Crisis Center? In the midst of the confusion and fear, Beth finds herself attracted to a man from her past. She knows she shouldn’t fall in love with him, but she can’t resist or even explain their bond. As her world unravels around her, she wonders, is it possible to be beyond redemption?
Author Biography: Vicki is the award-winning author of 25 novels, 4 nonfiction books and hundreds of articles. She's recognized as an author and as an educator by Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
Vicki mentors nearly 2000 other writers through her Writers' Zone (formerly Aids for Writers) program and has for over 10 years.
Currently she's writing faith-affirming thrillers and inspirational romantic suspense. Her latest releases are DEADLY TIES and FORGET ME NOT, the first two books in her Crossroads Crisis Center series. Book 3, NOT THIS TIME, will be published in February 2012, and her first stand-alone novella, DIES IRAE (DAY OF WRATH) will be published September 1, 2012.
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