Tuesday, March 22, 2022

TOUCH OF INNOCENCE by Robin Patchen, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"You don't understand. I loved her, and I failed. . . . . My love was useless."

Living a quiet solitary life had been Grace Mullen's goal until a little girl who desperately needs her help comes knocking on her back door. Protective instincts kicking in, Grace makes a split second decision; she whisks Lily away from the worst kind of exploitation and goes on the run. But how long will it take for him to find them?

Andrew Middleton has been tasked by two of his friends to keep an eye out on behalf of his new tenant. The lovely blond and her little girl aren't particularly friendly, but then again they are new to Coventry and have barely gotten settled. The more Andrew is around Grace, the more curious he becomes, and the more attraction he begins to feel. . . . except there remains an undefinable undercurrent of reticence; is Grace intentionally holding back or is the truth something she cannot reveal?

Readers will find great value in this story, for it centers around an undeniable truth . . . only God's love can save.
*I purchased a copy and was under no obligation to provide a positive review. 3.5 stars
BackCover Blurb: 
How can she save the little girl next door from being exploited if nobody believes her?

Grace used to try to save people, but that was before she realized how powerless she is. Now, she avoids emotional ties, working from her secluded cabin, content with her aloneness. When eight-year-old Lily starts hanging around, Grace enjoys her company but carefully keeps her distance—until she discovers the girl is being exploited. Little though she wants to, she must get involved, even if it means risking her own safety to secure Lily’s.

Andrew can’t help but be drawn to his new neighbor and her beautiful foster child. When he learns about Lily’s disturbing history, he offers to help Grace prove her suspicions about the girl’s father. But the more they learn, the more puzzling Lily’s history seems. They work together to unravel the mystery, determined to ensure Lily ends up with a family who loves her.

But Lily’s father isn’t giving up his muse—or his obsession—that easily. He believes Lily is rightfully his, and he’ll do anything to get her back.

Don't miss this thrilling page-turner, the latest in the addictive Coventry Saga.

Published: January, 2022
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