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Friday, January 9, 2015

Powerless Consent by Jan Nash--A review

Awhile back, I won a copy of Powerless Consent by Janet Nash from Shauna Allen.   I have read only a brief story of Janet's from the Circle of Redemption Book, a Tre Donne anthology from Janet Nash, Shauna Allen and Susan C Muller.    With the New Year rung in, I knew I wanted to seize the day or night, and read Nash's book.    So I did just that and here is my review.


Kate Ballard thinks attending a gala on a luxury yacht honoring her old college friend will be the time of her life, but secret cell phone videos, threats to her family's safety, and a hidden sniper force her into a world of deception and lies. Can her faith erase such horror? Though powerless, she relentlessly tries to outsmart her captor and return to the love of her life. Her husband, Tom, refuses to accept his wife's decision to leave and discovers that he must revisit his past. With the help of an unlikely ally, he finds evidence of theft and murder tucked away in an old storage locker. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, he struggles with whom to believe. Will he trust his heart, or the deception before his eyes? One thing's for sure, nothing can stop him from reuniting his family, not even a force as great as Invisible Surveillance.


First let me say, I enjoy a well written inspirational story.    I also enjoy a good little breath-taking mystery.   More than anything I love clean romance.    So maybe, just maybe, I have found my author of choice!

That being said, I really enjoyed this read by Nash.   The title was more representative of the story at hand than most.    

The characters are strong and either trying to walk the Christian walk, learning to walk the Christian walk, or just plain oblivious of such a thing.  The one lesson the four main protagonists learn is to appreciate the moment they are living and not to take the simple things in life for granted.    Kate and Tom share a love that people could envy, but it came from years of hard work and dedication.  Callie grew from a shallow woman who thought success was the hilight of life to a woman redefining her life so that it mattered...for the right reasons.   Jack Oakes grew from being buried in his work to finding there was more to life to look forward to....and the fifth main character, was also the antagonist, and well, would there be any hope for him?

The storyline was bizarre, but believable in today's world of technology.   It was well plotted and flowed smoothly.   It was easy reading and a very enjoyable book.    Once I began reading, I was hooked, line and sinker!    Which cost me a night of sleep, but since I suffer from insomnia anyway....it fit right in with my unscheduled schedule.

I rated Powerless Consent a 5 Wink read!   I will be sure to followup with Invisible Surveillence.

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  I did win a copy of this book and agreed to post an honest review.

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