Title: Rescued Hearts
Publisher: Mantle Rock Publishing
Publish Date: September 2, 2017
Source: LitFuse Blog Tours
Rating: 4 stars
About The Book
Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies.Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well.
First, I have to say, I totally love reviewing books from local authors. Hope Toler Dougherty lives very local to me, so I’m very excited about being able to be a part of this tour for her. I was very pleased with this book!
The characters within these pages are beautifully chiseled and really grab the reader’s heart. Ms. Dougherty creates them in a way that is realistic and every emotion that they felt, I felt. The ups and downs of their situations kept me hanging on every word, every page turn bringing something new to the story.
This is definitely a 4 star worthy novel! I loved every second of this edge-of-your-seat, heart pounding, soul captivating story. I fell in love with Brett, Mary, Agnes, the kitten and even Gigi. They all brought something to the story that leaves the reader with a fresh new outlook on life. From kidnapping, to rescuing and learning to let go and trust again, Ms. Dougherty creates a novel that you won’t soon forget. I highly recommend this novel to all and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the next one.
*Cafinated Reads received a complimentary copy of this book from LitFuse Blog Tours and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*
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About The Author
Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo.
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Loved your review of this one!
This book sounds like it is full of intrigue and suspense. I like stepping out of my genre and reading a different one every now and then and this sounds like one I would enjoy. Great review Molly!
This sounds like a great read! I’ll have to check this one out.