Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lyn Cote Reviews Valerie Hansen's Award-Winning Nightwatch & Book Giveaway

NightwatchNightwatch by Valerie Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nightwatch is not my first Valerie Hansen romance, nor my last!

I decided to read it since Nightwatch won the coveted American Christian Fiction Writers' CAROL Award in 2012.

Nightwatch is still available used and in ebook form. I think the story had the right amount of suspense to keep the plot moving along at a fast clip and the hero and heroine, a firefighter Mitch and a foster mom Jill respectively, were warm and believable characters.

The plot hinges on the mysterious fiery death of the parents of three children and then the kidnapping of the youngest, a little girl. Why were the parents killed and why was the little girl snatched from the crib at Jill's? Who wants what?

The story also portrays CASA, which means Court Appointed Special Advocate, volunteers who help children in difficult court situations. Altogether it was a well done, fast and heart-felt read. Highly recommended.

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BTW, if you'd like to win, my slightly read copy of Nightwatch, please mention the author or title or a few sentences about any Love Inspired SUSPENSE, you've read and enjoyed. Any one will do! --Lyn


Pamela Tracy said...

Sounds like a great read. I need to snag a suspense to read. I just finished the RITAs so need something different to sink my reading teeth into.

Lyn Cote said...

Nightwatch won't disappoint. I RARELY give 5 stars!

pol said...

Hi Lyn, thanks for the review of this suspense romance, I like to read Valerie Hansen books and this sounds like might be a remake of a good story. thanks for sharing.
Paula O(

Jenny Blake said...

i looked at the book and was wondering if i read it but I read Threat of darkness which Valarie wrote and has a casa agent also.

I have just finished Memory of a Murder by Ramona Richards and it is good. It deals with someone trying to kill the heroine over something she saw as a child but has no memory off. It deals with abuse in childhood and is an interesting book. One phase they used in childhood to deal with the abuse stuck with me and I was using it myself for a different situation but it is totally applicable. Tried to leave a message for the author on her website but it wouldn't let me comment.
Would love to read another of Valerie's although my tbr pile is already almost out the door!

Lyn Cote said...

I believe that your books do nearly burst out your door!
I'll let Ramona know you enjoyed her book.

Norma S said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book, i read Mixed Up With the Mob by Ginny Aiken. I would like to read Nightwatch. Thanks Lyn and God bless you.
Norma Stanforth

Norma S said...

I forgot to say how much i enjoyed reading Mixed Up With the Mop,it was hard putting it down to do anything. Sorry i wanted to mention this in my early statement.Thank you.
Norma Stanforth

Jenny Blake said...

Thanks Lyn. I have taken one of the sayings as a mantra as such with my wrist issue. Its not the same issue as in the book but it really resonated with me and its a good match. I feel so bad having all the books that I have been sent and not read its almost embarrassing which is why as much as I want to read this book please dont enter me.

Lyn Cote said...

Norma, Ginny is a friend and she's just like her books! FUN