Monday, April 12, 2010

Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze.......and a giveaway

Book description:

Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man—in his faith, his work, and his family. Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith. Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too. Why had he survived? He’d failed to protect his family.

Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help—a victim who eerily resembles Ben’s deceased wife, Susan. A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith—and Susan’s necklace.

The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill. Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman’s situation from dangerous to deadly. Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful. But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?

My review:

Awesome book! I occasionally say a book is a "read in one sitting book", and this should have been, but I made the mistake of starting it before I went to work, and had to finish it after I got home from work.

This is a suspense/mystery novel, and it was a terrific read. The main heroine of the story is suffering from amnesia brought on by an attack, and though I have read books before where amnesia was involved, this story had a more interesting and unique twist than others I read.

I liked the spiritiual aspect of the book. The main guy in the story, Ben, has walked away from God, and is angry with Him because his wife and son had been murdered. There is a lot of interaction about his spiritual state between he and the central female of the story.

The plot was great - really had me guessing as to what was going on - I liked the characters, and the story was gripping and interesting. I am looking forward to reading more from this author in this new series. I highly recommend it, and there is a giveaway of the book at the end of this post, so check it out.

About the author:

Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, three nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles. Selected for Who’s Who in America in 2004 as a writer and educator, Hinze is active in Romance Writers of America and serves as a Vice President on the International Thriller Writers Board of Directors. Vicki lives in Florida with her artist husband, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Visit to learn more about Vicki’s books, blogs, and writing programs.

The giveaway:

Thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing, I have a copy of Forget Me Not to give away. Instead of just a comment, I like to try to make different ways to enter, so here is my latest idea. Growing up, I was practically addicted to the Hary Boys books. I read them all. Then read them again. I read most of them four or five times. I even read Nancy Drew - even back then I loved a good mystery.

So to enter, tell if you read any mystery books as a kid, and if so, what were they - Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew?

I will pick a winner 10 days from today on April 22 using

Thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah for the review and giveaway copies.

Forget Me Not can be purchased from, or from Amazon by clicking the link at the beginning of the post.


Mystica said...

I loved the Mallory Towers series as a girl. Then it became Nancy Drew.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.


Glynn said...

Started with Trixie Belden - "The Secret of the Mansion." Then any mystery offered by Scholastic Book Service at school. Thent he Hardy Bosy and a few Nancy Drew. Then Agatha Christie.

Still love reading mysteries.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I have always loved mystery books, and back then Nancy Drew was a wonderful read for me.
I would love to win this mystery as I have never read a book by this author yet.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Carmen said...

I somehow missed the Nancy Drew books as a kid, but am reading them now. I did read mysteries in high school, but I have no idea of the titles. Mysteries are my favorite genre, though. I read the Hardy Boys and Sugar Creek Gang when my son read them a few years back.
Oh, I see Agatha Christie mentioned--yes, I did read her!!! Ten Little Indians!
Please enter me.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Vicki's book sound great!

teacherprincess said...

I loved Nancy Drew as a kid, but Agatha Christie is the ultimate mystery writer with Hercule Pirot as the best detective.

Annette W. said...

I remember reading Trixie Beldon books bc of the bobwhite whistle they did. I think I read a few Nancy and a few Hardy boys, too...whatever my mom would get me from the library.

I actually intend to read some of those classics again!

Merry said...

I would get Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys from the library on our Saturday trips to town. Forget Me Not sounds like a gripping, suspenseful story, please include me in the drawing. Thanks!


Steve-n-Deb said...

Oh and Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, etc.

Steve-n-Deb said...

I read all the Nancy Drew books, Trixie Belden, and Boxcar Kids.

Unknown said...

I loved Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. I think there may have been a few books that combined the two. I read many several times and continue to enjoy mysteries.

ebeandebe at gmail dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I read Nancy Drew and loved her.

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

Pls count me in

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Kim M. said...

I absolutely LOVED the Mandie series when I was a pre-teen. I had a really hard time putting them down. (They are Christian mysteries for girls). I read others, but that series sticks out in my mind the most.