I love this Missouri girl, Irene Hannon! She ROCKS with a pen in hand. I was so excited when I knew she was coming out with a new series, The Men of Valor. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to read and review all of Irene's books, her series and those that stand alone. I have LOVED each and every one! She's that girl that I get excited about when I hear of a new novel coming out. I know I'll never be disappointed.
She's the writer I seem to connect with on so many levels. She's a Missouri girl who places her characters smack dab in all the places I'm familiar with and love. She writes with such passion that the reader is able to connect with their senses. She gives the reader all they need to really know the characters mind, heart, and soul. Characters that are easy to love. The reader wants to see where they've been and what's in their future. But something Irene has that's such a gift is that she's able to share just enough and then she gives the reader room to use their imagination and ponder the scene.
She writes easy. The conversations flow. The connections the characters have are believable, but yet gives the reader room to dream. The story line is like a ticking time bomb. She entwines love and romance around a plot of murders and secrets. Her characters are not only enjoyable, but those in which we can relate to in matters of the heart. She has the gift to invite the reader as the journey unfolds the ride increases in speed. Just about the time you get comfortable she introduces a new character or a new twist to the plot. She is definitely a roller coaster kind of writer.
Oh, the secrets we keep and the secrets we hope to uncover. Irene writes suspense like no other writer. She adds her own personal flair that makes her writing stand out. She brings to light love and romance, but puts in those twists of murder and secrets. As her characters uncover the truths about those they are hunting they uncover secrets kept in their own hearts, buried deep for years.
This new series has me intrigued. I LOVED these characters. So well developed and the plot is exciting as it twists and turns. Most of all I admire how faith plays a roll in Irene's characters. We see these characters grow, leave behind yesterday, and experience a new beginning that is so unexpected for them.
I can't wait to get to know the next characters. If you're new to Irene, this is a tremendous place to start!
This novel was a gift from Revell for sharing my review with you.
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than forty-five romantic suspense and contemporary romance/women's fiction novels, including the Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. Her books have garnered dozens of honors, including two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America. She is also a two-time Christy Award finalist.