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onedesertroseSt. Paul, MNAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5May 15, 2010onedesertroseSt. Paul, MNAge: 55-65Gender: femaleKathy Hermans book, The Right Call, the third book of the Sophie Trace Trilogy, which also includes The Real Enemy and The Last Word, picks right up with another thrilling, dangerous episode that includes Police Chief Brill Jessup, which ultimately endangers her family and her daughters boyfriend, Ethan. If you have read the previous two books, you are well-acquainted with the well-rounded, in-depth issues and characters of the Jessup family.The Right Call drives you right into the center of murder by hire, random shootings, greed, addiction, deeply held secrets, and poor choices made by some of her characters, affecting whole town of Sophie Trace.Ethan learns of details behind the deaths of five people that could break open the case. However, his decision to disclose this information will affect the lives of others and maybe even himself. Even if he doesnt disclose the information, other lives are still at stake. His walk with the Lord gives him insights and wisdom of what to do in this deadly situation.Kathys novel will show you that we are all addicted to something, and what or Who we choose to follow will make all the difference in the world. Choices we make do not just affect just ourselvestheres a ripple effect of consequences that incorporates others around us. The importance of a relationship with God, so that you can call on Him for wisdom and direction in making decisions in difficult situations, is one of the main insights gleaned from this book. I highly recommend the whole series.This book was provided free by Audra of The B & B Media Group, Inc., for my honest review of the book.
Amydeanne4 Stars Out Of 5April 30, 2010AmydeanneThe Right Call takes you down a suspenseful road of whodunit and reasons behind why it's happening even though they don't see it. Addictions - gambling, drinking, smokes and other sins like pride are displayed and shown how destructive they can be over time.This is the third book in the Sophie Trace Trilogy. I haven't read the first two. It was good as a stand alone, but there were a few parts that I know I would have gotten better at the beginning of the story if I had already read the first two books. That being said, it was still easy to pick up and read.I liked how Herman made the characters all collide together without them knowing it. It melded the story smoothly together and allowed me to get the big picture. I love the "old folk" group in there, especially when the one guy gets asked how are you? and he always replies "I can't complain, but I always do." LOL. That just torched me each time.Seriously though Kathy Herman takes a good look at life through this suspense-filled book and how small sins can overtake our lives and destroy what we've built. It made me pensive about them and how/what sins I let control me.The only two things that I didn't care for in the book was that it repeated itself a few times over - reestablishing the characters -- reminded me of school.. which I kinda get, just not my favorite thing; felt like it was drilling it into me.. of course I forget things easily so it did make the characters stick well in my head.. so it wasn't a huge issue and probably not a bad thing.. just something I noticed. And the other thing that bothered me was that I started at book three! Now I'll have to get copies of books one and two so I can read them in order!!!***review copy provided.***
Margaret Nunemaker5 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2010Margaret NunemakerThis was a great finish to the trilogy. Not only did all the loose ends get drawn together, but lots of new and unexpected events took place. I really enjoyed Emily's way of dealing with fear and be afraid. How beautiful, simple and REAL.A good reminder for all of us jaded older adults.
Cafe Lily Book Reviews4 Stars Out Of 5April 4, 2010Cafe Lily Book ReviewsThe third book in the Sophie Trace Trilogy, The Right Call offers up another tale full of suspense, crime and adventure. If you havent read the first two books in the trilogy, it might be helpful to do so to become more familiar with the characters backgrounds. The story revolves around Ethan Langley who comes home from college and has plans to further his romantic relationship with Vanessa Jessup. (Vanessa is also a college student, a single mom, and the daughter of the police chief.) Instead of being able to focus 100% on Vanessa, Ethan finds himself consoling his cousin Drew, who finds his roommate dead from a gunshot wound. When a second college student is shot and killed, things become even more complicated in Sophie Trace. The plot thickens as Ethan learns information about the shootings that could break the case wide open he also faces the risk of endangering the ones he loves. Read all of my reviews at:http://redlilycafe.blogspot.com
SallyTampa, FL4 Stars Out Of 5March 19, 2010SallyTampa, FLThank you to The B & B Media Group, Inc. for my copy of this Christian fiction novel. This is the third installment of the Sophie Trace Trilogy series. However, it can be read without having read the others as the author nicely fills in all gaps. The characters are well written. There's Brill, the first female police chief in the town's history. Working in a high pressure position, while being wife to Kurt, mother of three, and grandmother to Carter, gives her depth. The family grows in love and support. People begin to be shot down in the streets, for no apparent reason, and it's Brill's responsibility to solve the cases. There are some surprise twists and turns, which I love. However, there is too much repetition. This character tells that character about a circumstance, and later, the reader reads yet another conversation about the same topic being discussed between two others. Nonetheless, the book is a worthy read, with quite a bit of romance and tracking a slippery killer(s). Discussion questions are included.