BOOK REVIEW: ANGEL FALLS by CONNIE MANN

Angel Falls

by Connie Mann

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426756860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426756863

ABOUT ANGEL FALLS

Her best friend’s been murdered and Brazilian orphanage director Regina da Silva will do whatever it takes to protect her friend’s baby. Even if it means dealing with an intimidating man she’s not sure she can trust.

Former Army Ranger Brooks Anderson refuses to protect anyone ever again. The last time he did, the woman and child both died. He’s just here to transport an orphan for adoption, as promised, and then he’s outta there.

But when bullets fly, Brooks and Regina risk everything and dive headlong into danger to protect one defenseless child.

As the killer closes in and long-buried secrets come to light, they’ll have to trust each other to stay alive.

Will that be enough to save their little angel–and themselves—from plunging to their deaths over the Falls?
PURCHASE:

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

ABOUT CONNIE MANN                    

Author Connie Mann lives in Central Florida. Her romantic suspense novel, TRAPPED! showcased a gator-trapping heroine, while a trip to her father’s native Brazil provided the inspiration for Angel Falls. The screenplay for her romantic comedy, Catch of a Lifetime, was made into a feature-length film.

Connie is a member of  Volusia County Romance Writers, Central Florida Romance Writers,  and Faith, Hope and Love (RWA’s inspirational chapter). Connie is also the author of Parenting in the Home Stretch: Twelve Ways to Prepare Your Kids for Life on Their Own. She has written dozens of articles, ghostwritten six books and was the editor of a parenting magazine.

Connie loves stories that combine suspense, adventure and second chances. She offers encouragement to busy women on her blog:  www.BusyWomenBigDreams.com and is an active member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a USCG-licensed boat captain, so when she’s not writing, she’s usually on Central Florida’s waterways with local school children or her fabulous family.
Her latest book is the Christian fiction, Angel Falls.
Please visit her online at: www.conniemann.com.

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Reader review . . . 
Regina’s best friend Irene asked her to care for her baby if anything should happen to her, and it did.  After the young mother is killed, Regina vows to protect little Eduardo with her life.  When the killer continues to come after them, she is forced to rely on the protection of former Army Ranger Brooks Anderson.  Both Regina and Brooks are tormented by their pasts, and when feelings develop between them, neither is ready.  As Brooks struggles to forgive his father, Regina learns to forgive herself.

This is not your typical sweet Christian romance filled with cliches, platitudes, and sermons awkwardly inserted into romantic conversations.  This is a gritty, action-packed suspense thriller which happens to have a romantic twist.  Regina is a former child of the streets with a dark past and painful memories.  Brooks is a former Army Ranger with a dysfunctional relationship with his father and whose failed mission continues to haunt him.  These are realistic characters with real problems that don’t, on the whole, solve themselves in a couple of happy chapters.  The setting of the novel, Brazil, is also a nice change.  

If you have not enjoyed Christian fiction in the past, ignore the genre label and give this novel a try.  If necessary, schedule time to sit down and read, because once you start, you will not be able to put this nail-biter down.

5 stars

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