Amy Wallace does a good job of using her characters in a human interest, love, suspense novel. This is one of three books in the series and all of them are well worth reading. It is not a chick book. It is a Christian book that shows that God is always in charge and never forgets you even if you try to forget Him.
I learned of this book from Christianbook.com's fiction catalog. After the first couple of chapters, I got the feeling it was part of a series and I was right! Leave it to me to read the last one first!
I usually read Irene Hannon and Terri Blackstock books, because I like my cop books to have a romance in them! And this book drew my attention because of the white supremist angle......there is a white supremist in our town that no one wants around! He is supposed to go to jail, but always seems to get appeals. I wanted to read a story where the hate-monger is actually locked up for good!
Hannah Kessler is running from her family for many reasons...but mostly because of a molestation episode that occured when she was six from a friend of her father's. Hannah blames herself for what happened and tries to escape by promiscuous behavior in college. But now she has fallen in love with Michael Parker, an FBI agent working for her older brother Steven. Michael has many demons of his own to deal with, so both are forging this new relationship with a lot of baggage.
Enter Sean Haines, a hate filled supremist determined to do away with anyone who is not caucasian. This includes Hannah's friend Eve and her daughter and Michael's partner Lee and his wife. Haines is truly evil. The photoshopped picture referred to in the book turned my stomach. Michael is determined to mete out justice in capturing not only the evil Haines and his cronies, but Hannah's molester - who is now a top Congressman.
In his zeal for justice, Michael tends to overstep his bounds. Hannah keeps reminding him to lean on God instead of trying to do it himself. A visit from Michael's estranged (and formerly abusive) father creates further turmoil.
This book kept me reading to make sure all the bad guys were taken down and all the good guys were okay! The last chapters tie into a very nice ending with much hope for the future. I've already ordered the other two books in the series, as I enjoyed meeting these characters and would like to see more of them!
Enduring Justice is the final installment in the Defenders of Hope Series by Amy Wallace. Hanna's story was so sad because you learn what happended to her as a child. She hides her secret and you know that it just eats her up and she feels ashamed because of it and its not her fault. You also learn more about Michael and get to see another side of him that is brought out by case that he is working. Its amazing to see how Michael and Hanna grow in there walk with God and learn to trust each other. I can't wait for the next Amy Wallace Series. These three books are a must read. It just pulls you in a tugs a your heart and sometimes you think that you want to cry.
While you dont have to read the first two books in the Defenders of Hope series, this third book adds closure to the characters from Wallaces other books. Finally we get to see inside Hannahs past, while maintaining contact with all the characters as they interact with and support one another. Enduring Justice is an intense read with a heartbreaking story of childhood abuse that impacts Hannah even as she tries to live her adult life. Its a must read for all lovers of Christian fiction and criminal drama/suspense.Amy Walllace has become one of my favorite Christian authors! I hope she continues to write for years to come as I look forward to many more hours with her well-developed characters! Also, follow her work, life, and reviews of fellow authors on her blog: http://www.peek-a-booicu.blogspot.com/. Amy is a real person who shares her heart and love for her Lord clearly in all she does. Thanks Amy!
Enduring Justice by Amy Wallace is the third book in her Defenders of Hope Series and it doesnt disappoint! We learn more about Hanna, Stephen Kesslers sister, and the deep secret she harbors. We watch as FBI agent Michael Parker faces his own personal issues even while he works to discover the identities of the people perpetrating terrible hate crimes. How Hanna and Michael grow in both their faith and trust in God and in each other amid the inhumanity that surrounds them, makes this book a very powerful read.