ARGHHH I was NOT ready for this book to end. And that is the only thing wrong with this book is it ended in the middle of the story. Now I eagerly and not so patiently wait for the next book. I loved this story, and read book one and remember being frustrated too. LOL what can I say I am not a patient person. Sanda Orchard is a great writer that leaves me hanging and waiting eagerly. In my opinion this book does not stand on its on, there are lots of references to the first story, but reading that book is more than helpful to understand the dynamics of this book. This reviewer gives this story a 5 star rating and a gentle nudge to hurry up with book 3 :-)
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I'm really getting to love this series! I find I LOVE all the new things I learn about herbs and plants and that mixed with great mysteries makes this book a great read! That's right I said "mysteries"! There are three all tangled together in this next installment (maybe four depending on the way you want to count it)! Kate is out to help a friend and clear her name as new secrets surface and she and Tom try to untangle the webs. More is brought to light about her dad and counterfeiters, stalkers, murderers, and just all around desperate people abound! Suspense runs high and Sandra has a God given talent for artful cliff hangers! She definitely knows how to end a chapter as well as leave you in suspense and wanting more by the end of the book (and I LOVE IT! :D)!!!! I personally think that this is a series that needs to be read as just that; a whole series. While some may be able to read this one as a stand alone I don't recommend it, because of all the details from the first book mentioned in this one! Not to mention I just think this is a great series all the way around! They flow nicely together! As danger grows and lives are threatened how will these two get through it all and will they still have a relationship even if they both survive!? I can not WAIT for the next one and see where Sandra takes us next! From faith, to danger, to romance, to suspense, to secrets and lies, to new discoveries, I think Blind Trust is a MUST READ!
Songs that I think go with Blind Trust:"He Is With Us" by Love & The Outcome, "I Can't Do This" by Plumb, and "Consider the Lilies" by Mary Clemons
Songs etc. May be changed and/or added in the future. ~ASC
*I requested and received this book as a member or Revell Reads for the purpose of reviewing it. This in now way affected my opinion and the above are my true thoughts and feelings about Blind Trust. ~ASC
A great suspense story where the mystery and adventure kept me flipping the next page in anticipation of what was going to happen next.
I have to admit that if I had read book one first, a few things might have made a little more sense but I didn't really feel like I had missed on anything more than a good story. I was able to catch onto pretty much everything just from the references to happenings in the previous book.
Complex characters and an involved storyline really kept me reading and enjoying the story. I definitely liked both of the main characters, each has strengths and weaknesses. Sandra Orchard has written all of her characters very realistically and thoughtfully.
If you are a fan of suspense books you will definitely enjoy Blind Trust, and I think, the entire series.
(I received a copy of this book from RevellReads in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)
The second in the Port Aster Secrets series, "Blind Trust" contains drama and suspense that rivals even the prequel, "Deadly Devotion." Suspicious activities and an elderly neighbor's bizarre and fluctuating mental status have Kate Adams questioning even the most innocent circumstances. Detective Tom Parker once again becomes involved in Kate's life after she is accused of counterfeiting, and together they discover more than just a simple counterfeiting ring. An ongoing murder investigation and someone suspected of stalking Kate creates a foreboding element in Kate's every move. Suddenly her life takes on new anxieties and fear for her life. The past returns to haunt her.
Sandra Orchard has an amazing talent for creating a fast-paced drama of sinister activities and suspense that keeps the reader engrossed in her stories. Having read "Deadly Devotion," I couldn't wait for this sequel in the Port Aster Secrets series, and believe me, I was not disappointed! Sandra has built upon her first novel in the series, and created another suspense novel that had me holding my breath, and turning pages well into the night. There's no time for boredom in this breakneck thriller, not to mention the element of romance that seeps into the picture! If you're a fan of thrillers with an underlying theme of devotion to friends and family, this is the series you'll want to read again and again. Sandra Orchard has captured my attention, and is an author to follow! Don't miss this scintillating novel!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
I have to share first off that I had no idea this was the 2nd book in a series. The Port Aster Secrets series and the first book is titled "Deadly Devotions." Typically when you read a series, each book can be read as a stand alone without much confusion, but that is not the case in this series! I found myself confused many times but even so I still loved the book and will be purchasing the 1st book in this series, and will definitely be anxiously awaiting the next one!
This is the first time I've read anything from Author Sandra Orchard and I will definitely look for other books she's written! If you like mystery, action, romance, suspense, and lots of drama, this will be a great series to begin!