Friday, January 12, 2018

Oath of Honor, Blue Justice #1 by Lynette Eason

Book description:

Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she's never without someone to hang out with--or fight with. And she knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life.

Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy's investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll--including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she's had a secret crush on for years won't leave her side?

My review:

   Lynette Eason has been a favorite author of mine since the first book I read by her. She keeps putting out quality Christian suspense that has yet to disappoint. I loved her last series and was sorry to see it end, but have been looking forward to this new book in a new series since I first heard about it.

 Oath of Honor has got to be her best book yet. Seriously. She pulled out all  the stops on this one, and hit a home run.....though those two metaphors probably don't go together.

 The book has her trademark suspense, drama, and action....which is pretty much nonstop in this book..... but I really like her characters. She created the St John Family, six siblings - 3 gals and 3 guys, most of them in law enforcement, along with the mother being the chief of police. I really like t this fictional family, along with Ryan Marshall, homicide detective and the male hero of the story.

 A side note: I know the Christian market tends to be a woman's market, but I do wish these authors would have a central male character instead of always female..... but I still love Eason's books and others like them.

 Faith played a big part in the story, and I like to see an author weave a Christian theme throughout the story. Loss was experienced, as the two main characters lost their best friend/partner and brother. (Not a spoiler since the book description tells that).

 There were some surprises in the book, and it wasn't easy to figure out what was happening and who the bad guys were.

  I have one complaint about the book: it ended too fast and left me wanting more. I can't wait to read the second book coming out this summer, and hope with 6 siblings there are more than the usual 3 books in this series.

This will definitely be among the best books I read of 2018.

About the author:

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as Always Watching, Without Warning, Moving Target, and Chasing Secrets in the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of two ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Readers' Choice Award. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and lives in South Carolina. Learn more at

Oath of Honor is available from Revell, part of the Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.