Basing my review on the description given of the book, it is NOT AS ADVERTISED! I was expecting a cop mystery/thriller, absolutely not what I got! There is very little mystery, yes, the main characters are cops or FBI agents but that's secondary to their personal relationships with God and a budding love story. I have nothing against Christian stories, even enjoy them occasionally but this was just too much, could not force myself to finish it. Wish I could return it....
I have a strong preference for the SPOKEN, as opposed to the written word. Although a poor reader may detract from a book, a truly capable reader adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of a good book.
I detest the content about testifying for the Lord. I was astounded to suddenly be hearing about prayer, dependence on the Lord, etc. If I wanted to hear such material I would have sought books in the religion category. I don't like deviousness and won't listen to this author again.
I expected an FBI thriller, but the first hour was spent cataloging qualities of an ideal wife by a self-absorbed potential husband, and the man's personal relationship with Jesus. Don't bother.
This was the lamest heroine Dee has ever written. The story made her seem weak to the point that it was annoying. Everyone has vulnerabilities but this character seemed almost pathetic.
Sure, her other books have had better story lines and character development.
The narrator detracted from the story. I think his inflections made the male main characters seem effeminate and the lead female all the more timid.
I wouldn't cut a character I would like a stronger story line.
No where in the description about this book is it identified as a Christian book. If I wanted to read a fairy tale or a book about magical beings I would have chosen differently. Ok, I'm being an ass. But seriously. This is so overtly Christian / Christ centered literature. And not that's there's anything wrong with that - if that's what you like. The lead male character has conversations with God, his best friend... The lead female character is nearly 40 and a virgin... This book should have been marketed as what it is. It's not just a thriller / romance. I want my credit back.
This is Christian fiction. This is not just a mystery/romance. If you're not into devotional and Christian proseletizing don't buy. I am not and as soon as the FBI agent/hero started talking to Jesus I deleted it. If you like that kind of literature you would probably love this.
As I said in the body of my review, this is Christian fiction mis-described as mystery and romance.
It was o.k. though not great.
I want my money back.
I don't know. Maybe watch the nightly news or read something written in the last 75 years.
David did an admirable job, given that the dialogue veered between something akin to the agonizing should I-shouldn't I of adolescents and the spit-and-polish dehumanized back-and-forth of law enforcement professionals with no personalities.
The self-torturing ruminations of the heroine actually became comical after a while. It was like nothing I've ever heard in real life from a woman over 30 - well, really, like nothing I've ever heard from a woman over 18, but also like nothing I've ever read. Downright odd, really. Exhausting and repetitive.
Yes. Mostly I blame audible for not somehow giving me a heads-up that this was from a so-called Christian publisher. It was not to my taste. I was raised as a Christian and have many Christian friends, but none of them are as boring as these characters, even the supporting ones, all of whom appear to have no major flaws or quirks. Then, too, the fact that this author's heroine is a best-selling author of what are undoubtedly equally stale and tepid romances seems narcissistic in the extreme, and shows a perhaps unwarranted degree of self-importance, no matter how often she has her characters praying or talking with God, which is a LOT. But I stayed with it to the end just so I could write a review. I kept hoping there might be some situation or character introduced who was more than two-dimensional, but alas, none appeared. Between that lack of real characters and being asked to believe that two people in their thirties would marry after a half dozen kisses and MONTHS of talking about the same thing over and over and over and OVER again, this book was not worth the $4.95. Forewarned, I will avoid this author in the future.
I am a fan of Dee Henderson, so I was a bit disappointed with this one.
It didn't keep my attention to the end like her other books.
I was very pleased at the beginning of the book when I found that the O'Malleys are in the book, but then it just fizzled from there.
It doesn't grab you to the end.
Not a bad story, but not a great one.
I was unaware that this was a Christian book. Even so, are people of faith really that vanilla and boring? You really want me to believe that a Chicago homicide cop doesn't swear and is so wholesome that he could give Ward Cleaver a run for his money? Not to mention that the heroine, who is apparently a master at a million activities that are in no way related is a 40 year old virgin ?!? I know this is fiction, but the reason I like fiction is it is more exciting than real life. In this book, there is no chemistry, little action, and creepy "dates" where they watch each other do nothing via webcam. Also, the narrator has no ability to do a female voice.
This is a book about faith and trust and I guess that because it is a Christian book I would be reluctant to recommend it to those who would not hear the message it carries.
I enjoyed the many twists and turns in the story - it kept me interested and wanting to hear more. I guess the bit I liked most about this story was listening to Paul Falcon talk about his faith and his family.
When Paul and Ann married.
I didn't listen to it in one sitting but it was my constant companion for two days.
I hadn't read or listened to any of Dee Hendersons books before and have now become an avid fan. Listening to this book had me intrigued about the O'Malley's and so I have now started reading that series. Unfortunately only book 6 is available as an audiobook.