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    Heart wrenching

    From the very beginning this novel grabbed my attention, pulled at my heart strings and didn't let go until the very end. I felt a real connection with both Nate and Brenna and it was if I could feel their emotions right along with them. They had both faced betrayal and disappointments and it was wonderful seeing them come to rely on each other to move forward. My heart just went out to poor Brenna who was facing the prospect of losing her children and you could empathize with her despair. One of the interesting themes of the book was looking at how sometimes tragedy and disappointments can lead you to a closer dependence on God; whilst alternatively it can lead an individual to question and turn away from God. Overall this was a fabulous book and I can't wait to read more by this talented author. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.
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    Smoke screen

    As usual this is a I’ll put it down after the next chapter book, and you don’t put it down until the end. Terry’s characters face the real realities of life so you can relate. Thumbs up for this one.
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    Smart and Well-conceived!

    Smoke Screen is a smart new mystery from bestselling author, Terri Blackstock. Brenna Strickland Hertzog is a divorced single mom with a drinking problem she tries to hide. She’s resentful of her narcissistic ex-husband. Brenna has returned to her hometown after a contentious divorce, with no thought that her teenage sweetheart would move in across the street. Nate Beckett is a smoke jumper injured while saving a family from a fire. He has returned to his hometown to heal while he is on a one month medical leave. His brother tells him that Brenna is back in town and lives across the street. Any renewed relationship or friendship between Nate and Brenna is going to be difficult, because Nate’s father has just been pardoned for the murder of Brenna’s father fourteen years ago. Further complicating the situation is the accusation that Nate burned down the church where Brenna’s father had been the pastor. Neither family is supportive of a relationship between the two, though Nate and Brenna are developing a friendship that seems to be moving toward a more serious commitment. Smoke Screen is a well-written mystery. The story is revealed through the alternating viewpoints of the primary characters, Brenna and Nate. This can sometimes be tricky and confusing to the reader but is handled appropriately through chapter headers. The characters are fully-fleshed and relatable, if not likable. The plot twists are well-conceived and executed. The romantic aspects add an element of distraction from the tense plot. The Christian themes were of particular interest to me and revealed the strengths and weaknesses of some of the characters. I enjoyed this novel from start to finish. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to readers who enjoy mysteries with a little romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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    Smoke Screen

    Terri Blackstock has done it again in her newest release, Smoke Screen. I was hooked with this book right from the start. I only intended to read a chapter or two before bed, but ended up staying up half the night and finished the whole book a few hours later. I just could not put it down until I read the very last page. I felt that other readers would find they would relate some way or another with the characters in the book. It was great getting to know Nate and Brenna. I loved the aspect of faith and inspiration of the story. Smoke Screen is one book that just can not be missed. It is most definitely a must read. I would give it one hundred stars if I could. It is that good. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy a well written, suspense filled, and clean mystery. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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    Who really murdered the preacher?

    The author has once again done a masterful job of leaving you guessing throughout the whole book. I must admit I had decided the guilt lay with others before the actual perpetrator was discovered. Nate has been a Smoke Jumper for several years, in fact, he has his own crew to work with. The job of these professional Hotshots has much danger associated with it, but it is one that the world certainly cannot do without. While getting burned is not something that happens regularly, it can happen and the healing requires a great deal of patience. Brenna is a single mother who is in an ugly custody battle. Unfortunately her faith, that has always been a strong point in her life, has left her with many doubts. Why is God out to get her? Why did He let her dad get murdered? Many questions but all seem to put the blame on God. But who created the distance? Once she realizes that this chasm is her own creation, she can start to bridge that gap. But will it be enough to maintain custody of her children? I highly recommend this book! This ARC was received through Thomas Nelson, NetGalley and CelebrateLit. The comments and impressions are my own and were in no way solicited.
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