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Monday, March 15, 2010

MY DEADLY VALENTINE by Valerie Hansen and Lynette Eason

My Deadly Valentine is a combination of two novellas under one cover. The authors, Valerie Hansen and Lynette Eason, have taken the subject of Valentine's Day and created two inspirational romances that are filled with suspense. Their main characters struggle with faith, love and danger. The endings of each novella are a surprise.

The first novella, Dangerous Admirer written by Valerie Hansen is a great story of a young woman named Rachel who is being stalked. She has to turn to someone she really doesn't know, Jace, for help because her over-bearing father would make things even more difficult. I thought this story was well written and since I enjoy suspense, the plot was well done. I liked that I wasn't able to determine who the bad guy was and/or why.

The second novella, Dark Obsession by Lynette Eason is another great story. This one is centered around a young woman named Holly. Someone is doing their best to scare her and she doesn't know why. Her high-school sweetheart, Eli shows up and begins to help her unravel what is going on. They begin to renew their past relationship and that makes Holly's old boyfriend a little crazy. The suspense in this story is also great and difficult to figure out what is going on.

The fact that both of these stories are romances isn't lost. Both authors do a wonderful job in keeping the romantic part of their stories refreshingly clean and pure; using Christian values. The beliefs of the characters come through the stories and encourage the reader to strengthen their own faith. This is definitely a book that I would recommend to my friends and family.

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