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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Not This Time

Sorry for the deluge of book reviews if you came by looking for something else today!  I've had the wind knocked out of me with the flu or something and can't put two intelligible thoughts together.  I have lots to share, but I want to make sure I do those posts justice.  So...I'll save those for a day in the hopefully not so distant future when I can share with you clearly.

In February of last year, I reviewed a fiction work by an author I had never read before.  Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze is book two in her Crossroads Crisis Center series.  You can read that review by going HERE.  As you can tell from that review, I was a Hinze fan immediately!  I absolutely could not wait for book three to be available.  I was going to purchase it or review it for WaterBrook Multnomah.  One way or the other, I was going to get my hands on this book!

Not This Time by Vicki Hinze, the third book in the Crossroads Crisis Center series, DID NOT disappoint!

Synopsis of the book:
Small town scandal. International terrorist attack. Who among them is the traitor? 
Sara and Beth have built a multi-million dollar business together, but their once solid friendship is now strained. Beth is leery of Sara's husband, and when he is kidnapped, authorities consider Beth their prime suspect. 

Then, their small town of Seagrove Village is rocked by an act of terrorism, and Beth doesn't know who to trust. Someone she knows is linked to the attack, but who? Is there a connection to Crossroads Crisis Center? In the midst of the confusion and fear, Beth finds herself attracted to a man from her past. She knows she shouldn't fall in love with him, but she can't resist or even explain their bond. As her world unravels around her, she wonders, is it possible to be beyond redemption?

Here's the book trailer via YouTube:

You can read chapter one of the book by going HERE.  But, I give you the link to that excerpt with this warning:  READ ONLY IF YOU ARE READY TO ORDER THE BOOK.  As a matter of fact, just go ahead and be ready to order all three books in this series:  Forget Me Not, Deadly Ties, AND Not This Time.  

While Not This Time can be read as a stand alone novel (because Hinze does such a good job of interjecting certain details so that the stand alone reader is not completely lost) you will fall in love with the characters and want to read the stories in their entirety.  From page one of Not This Time, I said to myself, "Hang on girl, this is gonna be a good one!"  Hinze is a master at weaving a story full of intrigue, faith, love, redemption and plain ole "sit on the edge of your recliner" suspense.

You can learn more about Ms Hinze by visiting her website found at  I think you'll appreciate her Mission Statement from her website:

“We all have challenges that we doubt we can make it through; where we can’t see light at the end of the tunnel, we’re stuck in the darkness, groping for a door, a way out. We ask ourselves, Is healing possible? What we often don’t see is that if we hold on, we will get through our troubles. And we rarely see (until we experience it) that our battles leave scars change us. We’re no longer the person we were. We’re the person we’ve become. Wiser. Stronger. More confident and sure of ourselves because we endured and survived. These are the stories I most love to write. Stories about the real us, without the veneer and party faces. Stories in which we recognize ourselves and bits of our lives. Stories that are destined to thrill, fated to heal!”
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” -Hebrews 11:1, KJV
You can order the books from WaterBrook Multnomah by going HERE or from by going HERE.

Thanks to the folks at WaterBrook Multnomah for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review as part of their Blogging for Books program.

If you will take a minute and rate this review in the box provided below, you can even be entered for a chance to win your own copy of Not This Time:

Happy Reading,


Tesha said...

No problem I love book reviews. I hope you feel better soon my friend.

Diane said...

I saw this book and wondered about it. Thanks for your thoughts and the review. :O)