Thursday, February 10, 2022

TRACES OF VIRTUE (*Coventry Saga Book #4) by Robin Patchen, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"She wanted to hate him . . . for being a criminal. For stealing from their neighbors. For lying to her. But Ian was dead."

Carly Garcia's life took yet another dramatic turn when she witnesses her former boyfriend's murder. What in the world? She had gone to see him in order to discuss a personal matter and ends up with what is sure to be important evidence, if the police will believe her story. Running from the scene, she is chased down and barely evades notice. Where can she go to keep her family safe; the answer to that question sends her down memory lane.

Braden Reilly is predictably shocked when Carly shows up at his front door, driving his old car and clearly exhausted, with only the clothes on her back. He can scarcely believe her tale or that his parents were complicit in sending her from Boston, Massachusetts to Coventry, New Hampshire. He has a good life, wonderful friends, an excellent job, a supportive church community . . . what role does God want him to play in securing Carly's safety?

Fast and furious, along with an impressive amount of spiritual depth, this story is an attention grabber and a heart breaker . . . and not for the reasons you might assume. Family relationships are often messy, broken, full of misunderstandings. Life's mistakes leave a trail of repercussions, missed opportunities and "traces of virtue". The good news? God is in the redemption business. He is also a rescuer. Will He rescue Carly one final time? She and Braden can only pray that He will.

"He rescued me because He delights in me." . . . "would He rescue her one more time?"
*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review. 3.5 stars
BackCover Blurb:

Don't miss this plot-twisting thriller, the latest in the addictive Coventry Saga from a USA Today bestselling author.

When doing what's right goes terribly wrong...

From her deathbed, Carly Garcia's mother asked Carly to look after her stepfather and stepsisters. Carly is trying to keep that promise, but now she has a new life to protect, this one innocent and vulnerable. She visits her ex to tell him a truth he doesn't deserve to know... and witnesses his murder. Now, Carly's on the run from killers whose faces she never saw.

Braden Reilly is building a career in Coventry, New Hampshire, happy to put the drama of his crime-ridden Boston neighborhood behind him. When a woman he's spent years trying to forget shows up on his doorstep, his first instinct is to turn her away. But the wounds on her arms and the fear in her eyes have him offering sanctuary. The story she tells makes his blood curdle.

Join Carly and Braden as they seek to discover who's behind a murder nobody believes occurred before the killers catch up to Carly and her unborn child.

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