Jacobs Family Series book 1
by Vannetta Chapman
-From the back cover-
Home is where our story begins...
DANA JACOBS is supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana's office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs.
Ben knows God has a reason for putting him in this place at this time – to help Dana. When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand. But her anger is different. It's justified, it remains hidden inside,and hurts no one.
Can Dana face her own mortality? And when she does, can she truly understand what it means to forgive and to be forgiven?
Vannetta Chapman does romantic suspense well!
I really had no idea what to expect when I started Hidden. I've read Vannetta Chapman's lovely Amish stories and even one of her cozy-type mysteries. Hidden definitely does not fit into either category. It is a fascinating and sometimes gritty suspense tale.
I've read a lot of stories where the hero and/or heroine are FBI, a few with CIA, but I think this is the first one where they are both working for the Department of Homeland Security. It was quite a switch for me but very interesting.
Dana and Ben are both hurting and flawed people. In them readers get to see the different paths people take when life hits hardest. I have to admit that Dana was a little hard to know but even that was an interesting part of her character.
I really enjoyed Hidden and can't wait until the next book will be released. A master of Amish fiction, Vannetta Chapman has shown that she can handle herself well in the suspense genre as well.
A gripping suspense story that explores the emotions and challenges of forgiveness.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Hidden by Vannetta Chapman a 4 Bark rating.
Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 18, 2014)
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