Monday, June 16, 2014

Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard

Kate's not sure how deep this deception goes--but she'll do whatever it takes to find out.
Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money and can't believe that it came from her sweet elderly neighbor. Or that it has landed her in the middle of another of Detective Tom Parker's investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation--and one that strikes too close to home for comfort.

As family secrets come to light, her world--and her budding romance with Tom--begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster's secrets. But then will it be too late for her and Tom?

My review:
   This is only the second book I have read by Sandra Orchard, and I have enjoyed both books. This series is different, as in where most series like this has a different main characters in each book, the whole series has the same main characters. I rather like this way. In your average romantic suspense novel, the couple is either married, or well on their way to being married, by the end of the book. In this series however, the couple that are the main characters are far from being on their way to the altar. That isn't to say I don't like the other books, but it is kind of refreshing to have a series actually play out that part of the story in a slower and more believable fashion.

  I liked the first book a lot, but felt this one was even better. Another plus of keeping with the same main characters, is being able to have more character development. There is also an ongoing mystery that hasn't yet been resolved, yet the book ends in a way that doesn't keep you hanging.

  The suspense and mystery aspects of the book were great and well done, and kept me reading until I finished the book. There were a lot of suspects, and I was kept guessing who was guilty and of what until close to the end of the book. I'd highly recommend this series, but it is one that needs to be read in order. This author is well on her way to being a household name in Christian Suspense.

About the author:

Sandra Orchard is an award-winning author of Christian romantic suspense. She writes for Harlequin's Love Inspired Suspense line, and Revell Publishing. A member of ACFW, RWA and The Word Guild (Canada), Sandra loves to encourage other writers in their journey. Although she'd always dreamed of being a writer, she majored in math at university and didn't think she had enough imagination to write fiction. While homeschooling her children, she wrote curriculum and reviews and read...a lot. When her husband, frustrated by the growing book piles, suggested she write her own, little did he know what he'd started! She lives in Niagara, Canada with her real-life-hero husband of more than twenty-five years, and now writes full time...when not doting on their first grandchild. You can learn more about Sandra's books and bonus features at

Blind Trust is available from Revell Publishing, part of the Baker Publishing Group

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.