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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Deadly Devotion...Review...DNF

About the book:
Research scientist Kate Adams and her colleague Daisy are on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy suddenly dies. Kate knows that if it hadn’t been for Daisy’s mentorship, she wouldn’t have the job she loves or the faith she clings to. So when police rule Daisy’s death a suicide, Kate is determined to unearth the truth.

Former FBI agent Tom Parker finds it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gives 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 of her friend’s death, he knows his job is at stake. In fact, despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate looks a bit suspicious herself.

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?

Suspense and romance is usually a combination that works for me.  Add in herbal and homeopathic subjects and it's good.  I just couldn't get into this one.  The characters were annoying rather than engaging.  The whole thing was just too much of a stretch. I finally just skimmed it and really didn't miss anything, which is a bummer because I was looking forward to this one.  It's the first in a series and often subsequent books outshine the initial ones, so I am hopeful for the next one.

Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  You can learn more about Sandra Orchard here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 5/13

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  1. It's sad that you couldn't finish the book. Usually when I am too bored to continue for whatever reason, I just keep the book aside and get back to it in a couple of months. There are many series, though, that I abandoned entirely after the second or third book. So I'm surprised that you're hopeful about the rest of the series, must mean the book wasn't all bad!

  2. This book contains topics I like too, but I'll skip it mainly because I don't want to start another series.