Kate Winslow is the school director for Beacon of Hope School, a place for girls whom the system has given up on. After witnessing a horrific abduction and doing nothing, Kate couldn’t do nothing any longer and rely on her rich heritage and background. She wouldn’t just throw money at another charity like her family wanted her to because she wanted to do something personally to stop the prostitution of young girls. When one of her girls goes missing and another girl ends up dead, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan steps into the picture to help solve the mystery and bring justice. Wyatt has a beautiful young daughter that is reaching the age where many young girls are being abducted and forced into sex slavery, which is one of the reasons that he is part of a special task force to stop human trafficking. Will Wyatt and Kate discover who the dead girl is and her possible connection to Kate’s missing girl? Will the withdrawal of funding from Kate’s family shut down the school for good or will she be able to find another donor? Will Wyatt be able to prevent both Kate and his daughter from being kidnapped, or even killed?
I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced novel. I am already a big fan of Margaret Daley and I was so excited to get to read this book before its release in March 2012. I felt the characters of Kate and Wyatt really complemented each other and unfortunately, the story of trafficking is only too common. The reason I am in India now is to combat the trafficking of young girls. The story has good pacing and development. The characters are real and have real fears. The characters trust in the Lord but still have their faults.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good Christian romance filled with suspense. I can’t wait for the next books in the series.
I received this book for free from NetGalley but was not required to write a positive review.