Saturday, June 29, 2013

Deadly Devotion: A Book Review

About The Book:

Kate knows the truth is out there--but if she's right, that means a killer is out there too.
Research scientists Kate Adams and Daisy Leacock were on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy was suddenly found dead. Kate knows that her mentor's death wasn't suicide or a careless accident--and she's determined to do whatever it takes to unearth the truth about what happened to the woman who changed her life.

Former FBI agent Tom Parker is finding it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gave him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom's just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation into her friend's death, he knows his job is at stake. But despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate may have something to hide.

As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?

About The Author:

Sandra Orchard is an active member in American Christian Fiction Writers, The Word Guild, Romance Writers of America, and a local writing group. She recently participated in the Writers' Police Academy for hands-on training and simulations at a police training facility. She is the author of Shades of TruthCritical Condition, and Deep Cover, which won the Canadian Christian Writing Award for romance in June 2012 and was recognized as one of the top five novels of the year by Family Fictionmagazine. Sandra has also received a Daphne DuMaurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense in both the inspirational category and for best score overall. She lives in Niagara, Ontario, Canada. To find out more, please visit

My Review:

This is the first book by Sandra Orchard that I have had the opportunity to read, and based on this book, it will NOT be my last! The book with a compelling mystery that had me on the edge of my seat and reading late into the night to finish it! Needless to say, I was low on sleep for a couple days. 

You are taken into the plot from the very first pages with wonderfully developed characters and story lines, and the twists and turns will keep you on your toes to be sure. With a little bit of romance and faith thrown in, this book will appeal to all readers, and though it deals with a crime and the genre is mystery/suspense I love that you don't have to worry about graphic descriptions or foul language. My favorite character was Kate and I loved how her character developed throughout the duration of the novel. I look forward to reading book two when it releases in June 2014, and book three and four when they come out in 2015. A great start to a series for sure.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Deadly Devotion at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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