An absolutely fantastic inspirational suspense novel!
May 20, 2015
I love the characters that Hallee has developed for this novel. Both Carol and Bobby have so much depth to them that they are a joy to get to know. As soon as the deception that they have been living under was revealed my heart broke for all that the two of them, plus Lisa, had missed out on. I have never wanted so badly to see the characters in a book receive their happily-ever-after as I did with these characters. The way that they each dealt with everything that life threw at them was amazing. The fact that they both take time to pray is wonderful in my mind. The road that they have to travel to come to the point that they can forgive those who have hurt them is very well written.
The plot caught my attention and pulled me in so thoroughly that I was really trying to figure out who the murderer was. I felt an urgency to ensure the safety of the characters.
Even while I was learning so much about both Bobby and Carol there were brief appearances from a number of characters from both of the previous books in this series. It was very satisfying to catch up with them even as we were seeing how they helped Bobby and Carol deal with their story.
The writing of this novel was an excellent job done by a fantastic writer and I highly recommend it.
I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
I really enjoyed A Carol for Kent. It was a fun read and it kept you guessing as the killer's identity to the end.
Carol Mabry knew superstar Bobby Kent from college. When he got the call that his record was being picked up, they shared a night together but never saw each other again, except she sees him every day in the face of their daughter. When she found out she was pregnant, she went to his parents who run a successful horse ranch outside of Richmond, VA, but they lied and told her that Bobby wasn't interested in his daughter. They did provide money for Lisa, however.
A serial murderer kept me on the edge of my seat as Carol is involved in the investigation and it really warmed my heart that Bobby wanted to be so much a part of his daughter's life so quickly.
I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network for my honest review. I was not paid for my positive review.
I have loved every one of Hallee Bridgemans books that I have read and A Carol for Kent is no exception! It is book three in the Song of Suspense series and is packed with interesting characters that feel so real to me and a suspenseful story line that kept me guessing till the end.
I love the romantic set up in this story. Carol and Bobby find out that they have been lied to for years by Bobbys parents. They have a child together and Carol was told that Bobby did not want anything to do with her. Meanwhile, Bobbys parents never told him that he is a father. So, years later, Carol and Bobby have a lot to work through. But, the tension is directed more at the parents who kept them both in the dark for so long. This premise lends itself so well to the theme of forgiveness that runs through the book.
And, wow, the suspense in A Carol for Kent is great! There is a serial killer on the loose who is taking out women around town. The killer is definitely one step ahead of the investigators. How many women will lose their lives before this killer can be stopped? And who is the killers ultimate target?
I definitely recommend A Carol for Kent to romantic suspense readers. You can read my review of book one, A Melody for James, here. I am looking forward to reading book four in the series, and I realized that I still need to read book two as well! I will be doing so soon.
I received a copy of this book from the author, through The Book Club Network, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
A Carol for Kent is the third book in the Song of Suspense series and it is definitely worthy of the series. Hallee Bridgeman once again brings a tale that is suspenseful, romantic and dynamite all the way around. The story could have easily been a standalone book if the reader had not read the first two books.
I loved the characters, the mystery, the plot and the who done it perspective. I could not put the book down and was thrilled all the way through the story. Its definitely a nail biter.
Not only does Ms. Bridgeman weave a complex and twisted tale, she also incorporates important topics like forgiveness and restoration. Sometimes Christian books are written with a Pollyanna approach which makes them unrealistic. I love the way Ms. Bridgeman writes with Christian context thats not only strong and Bible based, but her characters are realistic and the story is enticing.
A Carol for Kent is a must read, suspenseful mystery that will lure the reader in and have them committed to the story until the final page. This is the third of Ms. Bridgemans books that Ive read and I am never disappointed in her stories. I totally love her books!
I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.