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Friday, April 8, 2011

Heart of Lies by Jill Marie Landis Book Review

Heart of Lies: A Novel (Irish Angel Series)

From the Publisher:

Raised in a tribe of street urchins, Maddie Grande was taught to be a thief and beggar on the streets of New Orleans. But Maddie doesn’t know her real name or where she came from.

Raised by Dexter Grande, Maddie and her twin “brothers” have recently left New Orleans and moved to the bayou. The twins are rarely there, but Maddie has come to love the swamp. She has learned to fish and trap and sell pelts at the local mercantile.

Maddie longs to change her life but knows that her brothers will never give up their lawless ways. When they kidnap the daughter of a wealthy carpetbagger, the twins force Maddie to hide the precocious eight-year-old while they return to New Orleans to wait for notice of a reward.

Pinkerton agent Tom Abbott is assigned to the kidnapping case in which Maddie has become an accomplice. In a journey that takes them to Baton Rouge, a mutual attraction becomes evident, but Tom and Maddie cannot trust each other.

Will Maddie ever discover who she is? Will her real family ever find her? Will Maddie and Tom listen to their hearts? Or will they choose honor over love?

My Review:
This is one of those books I thought I was going to know the ending of the book.  Then I got in the middle of it and thought - well maybe I was wrong.   I was not wrong - it just did not happen the way I thought it would.
 This book made me wonder if the plot could truly happen - today.  I would hope that adults today would care more about children in the streets and the law would step up to care for the orphans.
 Other than that, this was a typical love story.  Quite honestly, I didn't feel the connection between the two.  It wasn't a relationship based on values.  I'm not sure why this was really classified as Christian Fiction.
This is not a book intended for young eyes.  It has some harsh content.

Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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