Monday, February 1, 2010

Beguiled, by Deeanne Gist & J. Mark Bertrand

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(Bethany House March 1, 2007)


Deeanne Gist

J. Mark Bertrand


Deeanne Gist, the bestselling author of A Bride Most Begrudging and The Measure of a Lady, has a background in education and journalism. Her credits include People magazine, Parents, and Parenting. With a line of parenting products called "I Did It!® Productions" and a degree from Texas A&M, she continues her writing and speaking. She and her family live in Houston, Texas.

J. Mark Bertrand has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. After one hurricane too many, he left Houston and relocated with his wife Laurie to the plains of South Dakota.


In the shadows of Charleston, someone is watching her... Rylee Monroe, a dogwalker in Charleston's wealthiest neighborhood, never feared the streets at night. But now a thief is terrorizing the area and worse, someone seems to be targeting her.

Reporter Logan Woods is covering the break-ins with the hope of publishing them as a true-crime book. The more he digs, the more he realizes this beguiling dogwalker seems to be at the center of everything. As danger draws ever closer, Logan must choose: Chase the girl, the story, or plunge into the shadows after the villain who threatens everything?

If you'd like to read the first chapter of , go HERE

My take:

I really enjoyed this book - suspense and mystery are right up my alley. I have never read anything by either author, but they sure wrote a great story together. Although I figured the main character was innocent, she was sure looking guilty.

I liked the plot, the characters - the story was very well written, and is one I would - and do - recommend,

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Kimmy said...

I've read most of Deeaane Gist's books and Mark Bertrand is one cool dude!

No giveaway? :-(

Michelle V said...

Man I'm dying to get ahold of this book! I want to read it really bad!!

Michelle V