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FIRST Tour: To Write a Wrong by Robin Carroll

on September 6, 2012

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:
Robin Caroll
and the book:
To Write a Wrong
B&H Books (September 15, 2012)
***Special thanks to Shannon Kozee of B&H Fiction for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robin Caroll has authored twelve previous books including the Holt Medallion Award of Merit winner, Deliver Us From Evil.
She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference
Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. A proud southerner,
Robin lives with her husband, three daughters, and two precious
grandsons in Arkansas.

Visit the author’s website.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

In Angola State Penitentiary, a man is serving time for a crime he
didn’t commit. Riley Baxter is an eager reporter desperate for a story
to make a name for herself. When she stumbles upon the daughter of the
incarcerated man, Riley sees a little too much of herself in the teen,
and vows to help prove her father’s innocence.

At the same time,
Hayden Simpson has his hands full with keeping his little sister in
line, worrying about his job as Police Commissioner, and dealing with
his past emotional baggage. The last thing he needs is someone blowing
the lid off his emotional bucket. But when Riley Baxter storms into his
life, struggling to understand why God would let bad things happen to
good people, Hayden has no choice but to follow his heart.

Now, Riley and Hayden must work together to uncover the truth of the past . . . before someone shuts Riley up for good.

Product Details:

List Price: $14.99

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: B&H Books

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1433672138

ISBN-13: 9781433672132

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

To Write a Wrong: A Justice Seekers Novel
 

My Opinion:

 

This book was really good, while I thought it may have been more fast paced than it was – it wasn’t but it was still a good book.  I think the thing that kept me from holding back is that there was so much going on – there was the romance of three main characters and their love interest, keeping whose who and what job they were doing sort of started to run together.  The book did have me guessing though and I finally did figure it out but of course it wasn’t until the last half of the book, and even then I was still doubting myself – I like that about a book.

 

Having never read Robin Carroll before, this book was one that had me thinking I really need to get the first book and read it and anxiously await the next book in the series.  Even with what I said above it wasn’t a total distraction, I was glad to see that the characters seemed real and could be related to and they had a real faith in the Lord and were always or almost always seeking Him in how they should do an action.  There was one cuss word, okay I consider it a cuss, but my husband more than likely wouldn’t and it was in the heat of a moment when anger was at a height and that was the way the character got it out.  In case my readers wonder, the word was p**s*d, to some that may not be an issue but I prefer not to use it in any form.

 

Overall, though if you like Christian suspense then this will fit the bill, especially if you want something that you can just sort of dive into and be able to escape for a few minutes at a time (I don’t have time to sit for hours and read uninterrupted) and just unwind.  It was an enjoyable book and even with so much information to keep straight I found that I was able to keep everything straight before the end of the book and if I could just understand why the character Remington changed her name I’d be happy – either I missed it in reading or it was covered in Book 1.

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