Present Danger

Title: Present Danger
Author: Elizabeth Goddard
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3798-6

“God, help us to catch him before someone else dies. Help us find him. Help us dig up the root of this whole mess,” Terra prays in Elizabeth Goddard’s novel, Present Danger.

~ What ~
The first in the Rocky Mountain Courage series, this three-hundred-and-eighty-four-page book targets those who enjoy a contemporary Christian romantic suspense involving stolen archaelogical artifacts, past love, and family secrets. Using no profanity, topics of murder and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The ending includes author’s notes, acknowledgments, biography, and advertisements.

Set in Montana, twenty-nine-year-old Terra Connors is a US Forest Service special agent who is thrown together with detective Jack Tanner when a body is found in the national forest. Due to their romantic past, Terra is overly guarded while Jack feels like a failure for having walked away from their relationship unexpectedly six years ago. The couple tries to tamper down their growing reconnection while trying to track down a killer with ties to dangerous trafficking of archaeological objects.

~Why ~
This romantic story is filled with suspense and drama as the pair works as a team to link stolen items to those involved, especially when Terra feels targeted and others are murdered. I liked the historical aspect of how relics can be stolen and illegally resold. The theme of forgiveness is poignant and tender.

~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like Christian romances will pass on this story that promotes praying to God while learning to forgive oneself and others. Although no eternal plan of salvation is discussed, it does have sporadic prayers to God. I found the ending complicated and a little confusing.

~ Wish ~
I wish the protagonists were not so indecisive on their feelings for each other.

~ Want ~
If you like a suspenseful Christian series that begins with two past lovers having to work together to catch a murderer, this is fast-paced with a surprising twist.

Thanks to Revell for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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