Monday, February 01, 2010

CFBA Book Review – Beguiled

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance  is introducing Beguiled (Bethany House March 1, 2007) by Deeanne Gist and  J. Mark Bertrand 

Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.

J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota.


In the shadows of Charleston, someone is watching her... Rylee Monroe, a dog walker in Charleston's wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her.

Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dog walker seems to be at the center of everything. As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?

If you'd like to read the first chapter of , go HERE


What could be better than a suspenseful novel with a great romantic twist?  I encourage you to click the link to read the first chapter and I promise you’ll be looking for this book.  From the very beginning the authors were able to make me feel the suspense – and then the love interest – and I was hooked.  This is definitely the kind of book that once you start reading you won’t want to put it down.

There were many twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end as to “whodunit”.  And the subplots along the way just added to the story.

I’ll definitely be looking for more books from both of these authors.  And hoping they collaborate again for future books!

**Disclaimer – Thank to Bethany House and CFBA for providing me with a copy of this book to review.


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This book sounds really great! Thanks for the tip. Love & blessings from NC!

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