Monday, June 29, 2015

Sanctuary Lost and Sanctuary Buried by Lisa Phillips

U.S. Marshal John Mason gains full custody of his son and is transferred to Sanctuary, a witness protection town that isn't on any map. When the town's first ever murder occurs, John's plans to reconnect with his boy are derailed by the investigation. Andra Caleri gave up her old life a long time ago, but someone wants her out of Sanctuary--to pay. As accusations fly and John uncovers a conspiracy that stretches all the way to Washington, Andra's past comes back in a true test of the mercy she received. Can John give up what he wants the most to bring the truth to light?

Eight years ago Francesca Canetti testified against her father—the head
of a mafia crime family.

Now she’s Frannie Peters, running a bakery in the witness protection town of Sanctuary. Her former-starlet mom and her younger sister mooch off all her hard work, her best employee has terminal cancer, the town’s mafia crew insists she’s one of them and her love life is so non-existent it isn’t even funny. Dare she try and unearth a better life? 
Matthias Hernandez is a ranch hand with his own bundle of secrets. His feelings for Frannie have lain undiscovered for a long time, until he realizes his family won’t fix itself. It’s time to dig up the future he’s always dreamed of. 

When Frannie stumbles on a killer at work, the culprit turns his attention to her — and with the attention comes deadly consequences. Can they figure out the identity of the “dark angel” before it’s too late for all of them?

My review:
  I was browsing on Amazon, trying to find something to buy with a gift card. These two books popped up as a suggestion based on my buying and browsing history. I checked the books out and thought they sounded really good and they had good reviews. I don't know that I have ever bought two books at the same time by an author I had never read or heard of, but I put them in my Amazon cart and checked out.

  I read the first book yesterday and loved it, so I started the second one and finished it today. The idea of a whole town that is secret and full of people in the Witness Protection Services is a unique idea, and it works. I loved the characters, suspense, and the author isn't afraid to make her books Christian. I would highly recommend this series and would imagine all of her books are worth checking out. If you enjoy good Christian suspense, her books are a must-read.

About the author:

A British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London, Lisa attended Calvary Chapel Bible College where she met her husband. He's from California, but nobody's perfect. It wasn't until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her).​  
Since then she's taken the Apprentice and Journeyman writing courses with the Christian Writers Guild, and discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after. 

Lisa can be found in Idaho wearing either flip-flops or cowgirl boots, depending on the season. She leads worship with her husband at their local church. Together they have two children--a sparkly Little Princess and a Mini Daddy--and there's only one bunny rabbit now (sad face).

Find Lisa on Amazon and on her website.


Lisa P said...

Thank you so much for your reviews! I'm glad you enjoyed these books.