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Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Parker Family Chronicles
Once a socialite at the top of Detroit society in 1985, Lillian Parker awakens one day to find her father dead, the family mansion on the auction block, and her career as an executive at her father's corporation at an end. With her father accused of embezzlement before his death, Lillian's personal fortune is drained to cover family debts. Without a career, prestige, or money, she is also dropped by her fiancé, Roderick Davis, a conniving, ladder-climbing business attorney. Suddenly an outcast amidst former friends, colleagues, and clients, Lillian takes the advice of her pastor and his wife to leave Michigan and sequester herself in a cabin in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, where she can read, pray, think, relax, and try to find a new direction for her life. Part of that "new direction" arises in Dave Thompson, a ruggedly handsome, simple-living, former combat soldier now working as a park ranger. But, if the loss of father and fortune were not great enough shocks for her, Lillian is stunned when she is contacted in secret by the CIA and informed that her brother, Scott Parker, who was declared dead in Vietnam ten years ago, has actually been a POW all these years. Scott is in very poor health, but negotiations are underway to trade him back to the US in exchange for a communist spy in an American prison. Helping to coordinate these negotiations is a lovely and highly skilled undercover agent named Juanita Martinez. Suddenly discovering that Lillian Parker may be eligible for a sizable inheritance from her "dead" brother's military service, Roderick Davis goes all-out to find where Lillian has fled so that he can rekindle their relationship, marry her, take her inheritance, and then leverage it into a stock maneuver that could make him millions. Complications ensue, however, when he arrives in the Smoky Mountains and discovers he has a rival in the form of Dave Thompson. Switching his interests to a local beauty, Catherine "Cat" Compton, Roderick causes love triangles to overlap, business ventures to become crisscrossed, and espionage plots to surprise everyone. Here is a page-turner of romance, mystery, adventure, and suspense. Get ready for a fast ride.
Dennis E. Hensley holds four degrees in communications, including a PhD in English from Ball State University. He is chair of the Department of Professional Writing at Taylor University, where he holds the rank of full professor. Dr. Hensley is a recipient of the "Award for Teaching Excellence" from Indiana University and the "Elisabeth Sherrill Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing and Speaking." He is the author of 60 books and more than 3,500 published articles, devotions, interviews, columns, and features. He was awarded six medals for service in Vietnam as a sergeant in the United States Army. His new novel, Pseudonym, coauthored with Diana Savage, is a Whitaker House 2016 release. He and his wife, Rose, have two grown married children and four grandchildren. Reared by a preacher in a small town of Grove, Oklahoma, Holly G. Miller has learned to embrace the Word of God and apply it to her everyday life. Holly is a working journalist and communication consultant with bylines in numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, TV Guide, and Indianapolis Monthly. She has degrees from Indiana University and Ball State University, and teaches advanced feature writing classes across the country. In addition to writing, ghost-writing, and coauthoring more than a dozen books, she has won awards from the Associated Press, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Evangelical Press Association. She is passionate about people and actively gives women hope and encouragement in their daily lives. Happily married, Holly's husband, Charlie, calls her a "warrior" as she stands against the enemy.
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Onna4 Stars Out Of 5Hardly suspenseful but entertaining.January 3, 2018OnnaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I agree that this book is hardly suspense and mystery but I read all three of the series and did enjoyed them all the same. The most suspense was seen in book three and even that didn't keep one on the edge of one's seat. So from a romantic, entertaining perspective I gave it a four but as a mystery a one or two is accurate.
Tonib1 Stars Out Of 5Should be romanceMarch 14, 2016TonibQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Decent enough book, but was disappointed that it was listed as Suspense & Mystery -- should be in the Romance category. Finished it only because I paid for it.
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