Book Review, Book Tour, Mystery/Suspense

Blog Tour – Beauty in Hiding

About the Book

Book: Beauty in Hiding

Author: Robin Patchen

Genre: Christian romantic suspense

Release Date: March 12, 2019

Beauty In Hiding

Book 2 in the Beauty in Flight series:

Harper’s second chance at life will become a second stint in prison if anyone connects those two dead men to her.

Nutfield, New Hampshire, is as good a place as any to hide from the murderer Harper left behind in Maryland. All she has to do is lie low and make enough money to keep herself and Red alive until she can figure out who her enemies are.

Jack Rossi isn’t sure what to make of his beautiful new tenant and her confused grandfather. Something’s not right, but the love he sees between them and the care she takes of the old man convinces Jack they’re trustworthy. As drawn as he is to Harper, she’s his tenant, so she’s off limits.

Derrick, Harper’s ex-boyfriend and Red’s grandson, needs to find his grandfather and get his hands on the old man’s money before Derrick ends up with a bullet in the skull. And when he gets his hands on Harper, she’ll be sorry for what she’s put him through.

Harper and Jack grow closer, but so do her enemies. If Harper can’t trust Jack with the truth, she may lose more than just this glimpse of true love. She may lose her freedom—or her life.

 

Click here to purchase your copy.

My Thoughts

This is the second book in a three-book-series, and you will definitely want to read them all–in order!

I’ll start with sharing my review for the first book, Beauty in Flight:

This was a suspense-filled read.
Harper’s plight caught my attention from the beginning.
An ex-con, she’s tried to turn her life around, but she still feels like she’s being watched.
So she moves across the country, hoping those feelings will go away, but they don’t.
I didn’t care for her boyfriend Derrick. Something about him made me dislike him about right away. She could have done so much better! But, because of Derrick, she met his sweet grandpa, Red.
Lots of suspense, twists and turns…and then..the book ends.
It’s not even a cliff hanger, and it’s definitely not the end of the story!
It left me with way more questions than answers!
I am hoping the next book will clue me in on what is really going on!

 

Yeah…I read through that first book and was just a bit disappointed. It didn’t really feel like a complete story, the book just ended…kind of there in the middle of everything!

Thankfully, I had the other books here and available, so I just went right on reading.

The second book, Beauty in Hiding, was definitely my favorite. It brought the “meat” to the story….it continued right on from where #1 ended.

It explained more about Harper and her story.

And it brought in to focus a real hero–Jack. Harper has had only bad experiences with men, so she can’t believe that he really is as good as he seems. He’s so kind to her, but why?! What does he really want.

And Derrick…he’s still looking for her…he’s determined to get money from his grandfather.

The suspense keeps building…

and yes, you guessed it…you really do have to go right on into the third book to get any satisfaction!

It ties together all the loose ends and shows us what all was really going on.
Harper has to go and face her past, head on, to bring closure to her present.
And, what will happen to Derrick?
And of course, there’s Jack. Will he be able to trust Harper, after all the lies she told him?

This author did a great job at bringing us a suspense-filled story. There were unexpected events that kept happening, and I was never quite sure what would happen next.

Personally, I would have preferred reading this as one book, rather than divided into three (the first & last books are both fairly short, the middle one is a little bit longer), but then, I do enjoy reading long stories….
All in all, this is an excellent suspense story. It kept and held my attention, and had intriguing characters who find themselves in the midst of quite the mystery.

 

All three books are available on Amazon, for a reasonable price.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

 

 

 

About the Author

Robin PatchenAside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Robin to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she stays in Oklahoma, shares the Good News when she can, and writes to illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

 

More from Robin

I was raised in a Christian home. Our parents took my sister, my brother, and me to church every Sunday. They taught us right from wrong, but eventually, kids have to make their own choices. In my case, I chose wrong for a long time.

Don’t misunderstand: I was always a pretty nice person. I wasn’t a thief, and I didn’t kill anybody, but I made a lot of bad decisions. Sinful decisions. I discovered that one bad choice often led to the next and the next until I was trapped in a life of my own making with no idea how to get out.

But God… two of my favorite words in the English language.

God had a different plan, and He pulled me out of the muck and changed my life. He showed me that I was not the person I’d been acting like. He showed me who I was, and He taught me to walk in the truth of my identity.

Harper Cloud isn’t me, not at all. First of all, she tall and blond and drop-dead gorgeous. More than that, her choices are nothing like mine were. But she’s in the same boat I was. Thanks to a series of bad decisions, Harper was in a hole, and she didn’t know how to get herself out of it. She used drugs to quiet the condemning voices and told herself lies to make herself feel better. Someday, she told herself, she’d get her life together enough to go home to her parents. Because she couldn’t go when she was a mess. She couldn’t go until she’d done something they could be proud of.

Thanks to a bad choice in boyfriend, Harper not only didn’t go home, she ended up in prison.

Harper’s story begins two years after she’s released. It’s the story of a woman desperate to be free of her past, clinging to hope when there’s every reason to despair, and desperate to believe what she’s been told about this Savior, Jesus Christ.

Harper will learn about love and redemption and salvation in the course of the three books that make up the Beauty in Flight series. That is, if she can survive the danger that seems to follow her wherever she goes.

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Godly Book Reviews, April 17

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Remembrancy, April 18

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Reader’s Cozy Corner, April 19

Texas Book-aholic, April 19

Daysong Reflections, April 20

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Just the Write Escape, April 21

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EmpowerMoms, April 22

Simple Harvest Reads, April 22 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)

Maureen’s Musings, April 23

Bigreadersite, April 23

A Reader’s Brain, April 23

Real World Bible Study, April 24

The Lit Addict, April 24

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 25

Inklings and notions, April 25

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, April 26

Pause for Tales, April 26

The Becca Files, April 26

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and the entire Beauty in Flight Series!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/de7a/beauty-in-hiding-celebration-tour-giveaway

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