Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley

In a steamy small town riddled with broken promises, one woman's secret could change everything.

Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn't heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn't mean he can get her--or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago--out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. But all too soon, Ben is charged with a different task--protecting Leigh from the people after her brother. With Leigh doing everything in her power to avoid Ben, it's no easy task. And the secret she is keeping just may change their lives forever.

"A taut story of mistakes and betrayal, a mother's fierce love, revenge and danger--and the redeeming wonders of faith and love."--Lorena McCourtney, author of the Cate Kinkaid Files and the Ivy Malone Mysteries

"Old secrets, second chances at love, and a skillfully crafted small-town suspense. You will fall in love with Ben and Leigh and cheer them on as they fight for their happy ending. I'm making room on my shelf for all of Patricia Bradley's novels!"--Susan May Warren, bestselling and award-winning author of When I Fall in Love

Patricia Bradley is the winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award and a 2012 Touched by Love Award and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award. The author of Shadows of the Past, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at

Here is my review of this entertaining suspense read:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Patricia Bradley and her publisher for sending me a copy of "A Promise to Protect" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“A Promise to Protect” by Patricia Bradley is a solid suspense read. Dr. Leigh Somerall’s return to Logan Point after a 10-year absence is rocked when her brother is murdered and her son, TJ, is threatened. The last thing she wants is to be back in Ben Logan’s life after his father broke them up 10 years ago, but as the Sheriff, the lives of her and her son are in Ben’s hands.

Subplots involving the manufacture and distribution of weapons and the illegal sport of dog fighting weave through this romantic suspense novel, keeping the reader turning pages well past bedtime. “A Promise to Protect” contains solid characters, a thread of faith and an engaging story that will hold the interest of romantic suspense fans.

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