Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hiding in Plain Sight



World weary and down to a threadbare faith, police officer Ashley Walters seeks refuge in Montezuma, Georgia, a quiet town with a thriving Mennonite community. Yet even in the peaceful surroundings, she can’t escape the haunting memories of crime-ridden Atlanta.

Then marriage-and-family counselor Patrick James partners with a teenaged Mennonite runaway to offer Ashley a second chance at redemption…and romance. But when violence erupts over revitalization plans that pit the Montezuma and Mennonite communities against each other, Ashley is forced to stop the person responsible—even if he is someone she’s come to love.

As God unlocks the secrets darkening Ashley’s heart, she must answer two crucial questions: Who is in control? And can she trust Him?

My Review:

This book has one of the best inspirational threads I've ever read. In fact, it's not even a separate thread -- the inspiration seeps into every page. Characters are all at different stages of their spiritual development and that adds fresh interest to an already captivating plot. But the suspense is stellar too and there are puzzle pieces galore and the fun of trying to figure out the mystery before Ashley and Patrick do.

And let's not forget the romance. A hero who isn't afraid to pray for the heroine. A heroine who doesn't want to be touched by those prayers. They're at completely different places but Wallace doesn't let that stop her from zinging them with electric currents of the romantic kind! Tension grows taut as the story progresses, with lovely soft interludes that give the reader hope in a happily ever after.

A great book any way you look at and one you won't want to miss.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you wold like a chance to win a copy of Hiding in Plain Sight, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Please remember to put the title in the address line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Offer open to international readers. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 15 2012.


  1. I just finished this book last night. :) I love your analysis of it. You're spot on.

    Have you read Amy Wallace's first series? If not, give them a try. They are my favorite romantic suspense novels.

    (I already have the book, so don't enter me.)

  2. Brenda, I haven't read Amy Wallace's first series and I love suspense so I'll definitely bee seeking them out now that you give them such a high recommendation!

  3. I love a good Amish book, a mystery makes it even better.


  4. I would love to win a copy of "Hiding in Plain Sight." Sounds like a great read. I haven't read anything by this author and I am looking forward to knowing her through her books. Thanks for this giveaway!


  5. Your welcome, Judy. Good luck!

  6. Please enter my name into the drawing for Hiding in Plain Sight by Amy Wallace. I haven't read anything by her yet, but I like Amish Mennonite stories. I also enjoy mystery/suspense.


    Tammi in Maine


  7. It's a great combination, Tammi. Good luck!

  8. This kinda reminds me of Nancy Mehl's Mennonite/mystery books and I love that combo! Please include me! Thanks, Kav!


  9. Oh, good comparison, Diana! And the Mennonites are very different from the Amish. I didn't realize that before. Good luck!

  10. I agree with Diana. I have just finished reading Nancy Mehl's Harmony series and was sad to have the 3rd book come to an end. I always enjoy reading books about the Mennonites and this books sounds like a really interesting read.

    Can you please enter my name in the draw....

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

    Many thanks.

  11. Consider yourself enteres, Shaz. Good luck!

  12. Sounds awesome as usual, enter me as well!

  13. Aren't we blessed to have so many awesome books out there to enjoy? Good luck, Jody!

  14. thanks for the chance to read this novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  15. Please enter me for this book. Thanks!

  16. Good luck Karen and rubynreba!