Sins of the Past
by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, & Lynette Eason
~ MY REVIEW ~
Missing by Dee Henderson – 3 Stars
This one started off quite well and really pulled me into the story! And, while it definitely is better than the last couple of novels I’ve read by this author and the basic storyline was interesting… it’s still only a 3-star read for me. I don’t know which of us changed, but I find that I simply don’t enjoy this author’s writing style as much as I used to. This novella is still a good read, though! 🙂
Shadowed by Dani Pettrey – 4 Stars
Well! This one certainly drops you right into the middle of the story! And then the first chapter comes along and takes you back to the “beginning” so you can understand more of what’s going on. With mystery, suspense, and romance, this one kept my attention from beginning to end and is probably my favorite of the three.
And we get another McKenna story– Yay!! 😀 Libby: “Four… or maybe five, a handful.” — Ben: “We have five adventurous kids who take after us, and we’re definitely going to have our hands full.”
Blackout by Lynette Eason – 4 Stars
A couple of my favorite things about this book were the flashbacks and the relationship background. The flashbacks feed you information in a… smooth sort of way. I could see them clearly with my mind’s eye and I liked that. And the relationship background gave the couple a basis of trust and friendship that helped them work together and made a relationship between them an easy transition rather than a sudden “Oh my gosh, you’re gorgeous and I’m in love with you!” sort of thing. I always like that in a story. 😉
Overall, I really enjoyed these stories and the fact that they are wholly unrelated to each other. The writing was great, the suspense was gripping, and the endings were satisfying. I likely only would have enjoyed them more had they been full length novels. 😉
I received a free copy of this book through the Bethany House Blogger Review Program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
~ WHAT SOME OF MY FRIENDS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK ~
This novella collection is overall really good. It’s fun to pick a collection of novellas and have them being romantic suspense. Read more…
Sins of the Past is a novella collection that not only has a permanent spot on my keeper shelf but that all fans of romantic suspense NEED to read, you will not be sorry! Read more…
I liked the composition and crescendo of the novella. Even though the stories were unrelated in many respects, the common element of suspense was enough to bind them together. Read more…
Three compelling novellas with a central theme of ‘sins of the past’. Really interesting to see how each author interprets that and delivers a page-turning read in the process. Read more…
~ SOME FAVORITE QUOTES ~
* MISSING by DEE HENDERSON *
He’s the most dangerous man I’ve seen. The gloves are off. He’s got his mother back. Now he gets to track down who did this with no worry about her getting hurt in the cross fire. We’d better be prepared to manage some real fury.
* SHADOWED by DANI PETTREY *
Libby – There are a lot of different views on God.
Ben – Perhaps, but there is only one God.
* BLACKOUT by LYNETTE EASON *
Lilly – You’re hurt?
Chad – I’m fine. Just a knock on the head.
Lilly – That’s a relief. If it’s your head, I doubt there’s much damage.
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