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Deception, a Love Inspired novel in the Mountain Code Series, by Elizabeth Goddard
Jewel Caraway had left her mistakes behind her. When she reunites with her estranged sister, she finds her brother inlaw makes her feel quite uneasy. Is he the one behind all the recent attacks against her? Is her sister involved? She turns to Colin Winters the Chief of Police? Will Colin desert Jewel when her secret is revealed?
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 0.59 X 4.21 (inches)|
Series: Mountain Cove
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5DeceptionJune 23, 2016Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3DECEPTION is Ms. Goddard's newest suspense, and it is edge of your seat fiction for sure. Someone is trying to kill Jewel, but why and who? The trouble always seems to start when her sister and her new husband arrived on vacation. Jewel is happy to see her sister, since the family was estranged, but she is a bit uncomfortable with her sister's new man.
Jewel is a bit older than the average characters in Love Inspired Suspense, since she's in her mid-to-late forties and Colin is in his fifties. It was nice reading a story about a middle-age couple who've loved and lost. That was a surprise since the average age in most LIS are late twenties to mid-thirties.
The :who-dun-it and why are fairly obvious in this story, but when a female turned out to be assisting, the suspense level went up. Who is helping? How did they discover Jewel's carefully kept secret? I had to keep reading to find out that part of the suspense and how the "bad guys" were caught.
If you like romantic suspense, then you might like DECEPTION.
ValriVernonia, ORAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Who is Attacking Jewel??!!June 10, 2016ValriVernonia, ORAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is the 6th in the Mountain Cove series but it can be read as a stand alone. Even though there are characters from past books, you will not be confused by their appearance if you haven't read the other books. This book has non-stop action so be ready to hold on to your seat! That's what I love about Beth Goddard's books. She holds the reader's attention with her storylines so well. In this book you think you know who the villain is right away but there are so many twists and turns that you are constantly wondering if you are right or not! The story is set in beautiful Alaska but the rugged scenery lends to the story itself as nature creates some of the suspense throughout the book. There are problems at the waterfalls and the ice caves and the trees and the rivers. The heroine, Jewel, is being hunted and targeted and she doesn't really know why. She is constantly being attacked and how she survives all these attacks, I can hardly believe! Poor woman! The chief of police, Colin, has always been interested in Jewel but has never acted on those feelings. Now, however, he wont stand by and see her killed! He does everything possible to being her attacker to justice. Open the book and be prepared for a great story and great characters! It's an awesome read!
Trixi5 Stars Out Of 5Can Jewel & Colin escape past mistakes before it's too late?June 6, 2016TrixiQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The first 3 lines drew me in & had me mesmerized! "Powerful and dangerous. Beautiful and terrorizing. Dead Man Falls was a force to be reckoned with". From there, it was a wild ride trying to escape from someone who is after Jewel Caraway! With the help of police Chief Colin Winters, can they outrun the danger that follows them with every turn? Or is the killer in their midst already?
Mystery, mayhem, and danger lick their heels everywhere they go. It seems Jewel has a 20-year-old secret coming back to haunt her. Colin holds back due to past mistakes he feels were his fault. Is God calling them to deal with their past so that He can carve out a new future? I love how the author bases this story on Psalm 103:12; "As far as the East is from the West, so far He has removed our transgressions from us." We've all made mistakes and have many regrets, but she reminds us that we can give it to the Lord and He will make it right in us. I absolutely love Elizabeth's writing; she has all the elements I so love in a book! Suspense with many twists and turns to keep you turning the pages, spiritual lessons to be learned and applied to my own life, characters to befriend and fall in love with, all with the underlining of romance waiting in the wings! The Mountain Cove series is one not to be missed, or any of her books for that matter!
This is from the authors note in the back, I hope it encourages you as much as it did me;
"If only we could know the future, there are probably many decisions we would have made differently. Though we can't know what will happen, the good news is that we can trust God for our future, and we can also trust Him to take care of our past. Sometimes there are still repercussions, but those are easier to bear when we give the burden over to God and accept His grace."
**I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review which I have provided here. Thank you Beth for taking me on another ride of my life and making me fall in love with your writing more! I look forward to many more future stories!**
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5So Very Exciting!!June 4, 2016Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Deception was action-packed right from the start and it didnt let up til the very end! This was a very exciting story full of twists and turns, possible suspects, and hidden pasts.
I really liked Jewel and Colin. These two characters had things hanging over them that kept them feeling guilty and stopped them from being able to live their lives to the fullest. It was nice to see their journey to emotional freedom and trust in God.
There were definitely characters that I cared for and those I didnt. It was hard for Jewel and Colin to know who could be trusted. I thought that the description of the wild Alaskan scenery was breathtaking and that it made me feel as if I was there. I especially felt awe, yet a sense of worry at being in the ice caves! A good addition to the Mountain Cove series, Deception can also be read as a stand alone novel.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Debbie WilderSalinas, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This is another intense romantic suspense novel!June 4, 2016Debbie WilderSalinas, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Even though this is the sixth book in the series the actual plot is a stand-alone story. The only thing that connects it to the other books is that a number of the secondary characters in this book were main characters in previous ones. There are hints to where their lives have gone since their stories were told.
I love picking up a book by Elizabeth Goddard. I know that Im in for a real treat. There was no disappointment for me in this one. She has once again crafted wonderful characters. Both of the main characters made appearances in previous books in the series. This time they are front and center claiming all of our attention.
The story starts off with an incredible adrenaline rush as Jewels life is endangered almost from the beginning. It continues its roller coaster ride through danger and brief periods of rest and contemplation. Who is after her? What is her secret and is it the reason she is in danger? Can she trust her heart and her life to Chief Colin Winters?
There were so many twists to the story that I was kept guessing how it all tied together until the very end. If you have any interest in suspense novels you wont go wrong by picking up this wonderful book.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.