Sunday, April 15, 2012

NOT THIS TIME by Vicki Hinze

Beth and Sara are sisters-of-the-heart and have built a very successful business together. But Beth does not like Sara's husband and because of that Beth has had to hold her tongue...a lot, and it's put a strain on their relationship. Seagrove Village is hit hard again by an act of terrorism. Sara's husband is kidnapped and a few think it might be Beth. Then there is Sara's strange behavior. Beth doesn't know what to make of it all or who to trust and is trying to figure out how it's all connected. Then there's Joe, a man from her past that she finds herself very attracted to. There's a strong connection between them but Beth is apprehensive. Someone in their village is a traitor, will they figure out who it is before it's to late?

What an excellent romantic suspense! I was glued to the pages from beginning to end. I had come to know the folks of Seagrove Village after reading Deadly Ties and was anxious to return there with Not This Time. I really liked everything about this story. Most especially the relationship between Joe and Beth. I just loved how they were together! I also enjoyed the dynamics of the Shadow Watchers. How a tight-knit team operates and interacts. I really appreciated how the author skillfully wove the message though the story, that nobody is beyond redemption if they choose to turn to the Lord. It doesn't change your past or the circumstances you're in, but it's the peace that passes all understanding that washes over you and gives you hope and changes the way you think. It was a great conclusion to the series but I was sure sorry to say goodbye the folks of Seagrove Village! Although you could read this as a stand alone, this is a series I would highly encourage reading in order. Not This Time is a tightly woven story that keeps you on your toes. I highly recommend it but be sure to buckle your seat belt, there's lots of curves ahead!!! Great job Vicki!!!
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 21, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1601422075
ISBN-13: 978-1601422071
*I received this book from the publisher through LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review*

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