Thursday, September 6, 2012

To Write a Wrong by Robin Caroll

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

B&H Books (September 15, 2012)

***Special thanks to Shannon Kozee of B&H Fiction for sending me a review copy.***


Robin Caroll has authored twelve previous books including the Holt Medallion Award of Merit winner, Deliver Us From Evil.
She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference
Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. A proud southerner,
Robin lives with her husband, three daughters, and two precious
grandsons in Arkansas.

Visit the author's website.


In Angola State Penitentiary, a man is serving time for a crime he
didn’t commit. Riley Baxter is an eager reporter desperate for a story
to make a name for herself. When she stumbles upon the daughter of the
incarcerated man, Riley sees a little too much of herself in the teen,
and vows to help prove her father’s innocence.

At the same time,
Hayden Simpson has his hands full with keeping his little sister in
line, worrying about his job as Police Commissioner, and dealing with
his past emotional baggage. The last thing he needs is someone blowing
the lid off his emotional bucket. But when Riley Baxter storms into his
life, struggling to understand why God would let bad things happen to
good people, Hayden has no choice but to follow his heart.

Now, Riley and Hayden must work together to uncover the truth of the past . . . before someone shuts Riley up for good.

Product Details:

List Price: $14.99

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: B&H Books

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1433672138

ISBN-13: 9781433672132


My review:

I love a good suspense/mystery novel, and Robin Caroll always comes through with one when she writes a book.

This book was the second in a series, and was even better than the first. There is a lot of suspense, police action, and bad guys. The author does a great job of showing what happens when someone is let down by our justice system and jailed for a crime they did not commit. She covers the effects on the person and on their family.

Once I started reading this book, I had to keep reading until I finished it, and wow. What a great story.

I was disappointed in one thing, in both the publisher and author. There is a move on to put curse words and vulgar words in Christian fiction in an attempt to push the envelope or be "edgy", usually with no care of offending people like me who read Christian fiction to avoid that kind of language. Up til now, to my knowledge, Broadman and Holman has held a standard of not doing that, but this book had two that I caught. Hopefully, this will not become common practice. The use of "hell" as an expletive, and the vulgar use of a term for urination in place of "ticked off." These may seem minor, but do not belong in a Christian book.

Thanks to Broadman and Holman and FIRST for the review copy.