Friday, May 1, 2009

Review of The Taking of Carly Bradford by Ramona Richards

The Taking of Carly Bradford by Ramona Richards
LIS, May 2009


Back Cover Blurb: A CLUE IN THE WOODS

A blue sundress and white sandals. That's what seven-year-old Carly Bradford was wearing...right before she disappeared. Three months later, Dee Kelley spots the sandals in the woods and knows she's uncovered evidence. Dee lost her husband and child--she won't let another mother suffer as she did. She will help police chief Tyler Madison find Carly, whether he wants her assistance or not. But Tyler isn't the only one determined to keep Dee off he case. And evidence isn't all that she'll find waiting for her in the woods.


My Review: I haven't been a huge fan of many Love Inspired Suspense novels just because the majority that I've read (which are few because of these findings) are really heavy on the suspense, and stingy on the romance. But Ramona Richards didn't disappoint me with The Taking of Carly Bradford. She weaved a suspenseful story with a strong romantic thread throughout. I felt for both Dee and Tyler and routed for them to find their HEA, at the same time as I struggled to figure out who abducted Carly and how the little girl would be found.

If you're like me, and really thirst for a strong romantic thread in these suspense category novels, then this is the book to pick up. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

10 comments:

sherrinda said...

I am not a big suspense fan, but this looks like one I might enjoy! Thanks for the review!

Katie said...

Ooo - that sounds interesting! You know, the only romantic suspense I've read is my crit partner's story. Since I'm enjoying it so much - maybe I should check out others. :)

Jody Hedlund said...

Thanks for the review, Eileen. Hope you're managing all of your projects today! Let me know how your word count goes!

T. Anne said...

That sounds so sad! It reminds me a little of the shack. Thanx for the review!

Georgiana said...

I'll have to look for this one! I really enjoy it when there's a strong balance between the romance and suspense too.

Jessica said...

I haven't read this author before. Thanks for the review!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Eileen:
I love suspense and romance on the same plate!
Thanks for the review.
Jen
P.S. My middle name is Eileen. I have always loved it!

Terri Tiffany said...

I love her cover. I have a few of those books around as my daughter loves them but prefer a longer book when I read:)

Amy De Trempe said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I too enjoy suspense with my romances.

Ramona Richards said...

Thanks, Eileen, for featuring my book. I truly appreciate your support and your kind words about CARLY. It's the perfect encouragement for the NEXT book. :)