So this isn’t my usual genre, I know, but I picked it up because I like Coble’s work.
The book begins when Eve’s long-estranged husband turns up, informing her that he’s tracked down the whereabouts of their daughter, who was kidnapped five years earlier. She’s at a ranch for foster kids, but the catch is that, as neither parent has laid eyes on their child since she was six weeks old, they have no idea which child is theirs. Eve’s husband, Clay, comes up with a scheme that either brilliant or cracked: apply for jobs at the ranch so that they can be close to their daughter as they try to figure out who’s who.
Oh yeah, but that kidnapper? He’s never been found.
And did I mention the drug lords that are mixed up in the whole mess too?
Like you might infer from the synopsis, the book veers from sappy (corny?) romance to (melo?)dramatic action, sometimes within the span of a few pages. Credulity is strained, and sometimes snapped, by the events in the story. And it gets preachy at times.
The characters are not particularly well fleshed-out, especially the little girls, as I tended to forget who is who.
But despite this, the overall reading experience was more positive than negative. Still, I’m not sure I’d recommend it very highly except to someone who’s already a fan of the genre. I would however, recommend Colleen Coble’s Abomination, and the related Rocky Harbor series. These books are also Christian romance and action, but the three elements blend together much more seamlessly.
In accordance with Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, I am disclosing that I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My opinions are my own, and I am not required to write a positive review.