Friday, March 30, 2012

Bookshelf Friday - Journey's Edge

Last summer I was lucky enough to review Dora’s first novel Journey’s End. I enjoyed it so much I asked her to remember me when the next book in the series came out, and I’m so glad she did.

I had the distinct pleasure, joy, fun…(insert any happy word here)…of reading Journey’s Edge last month, and today it finally releases—making it the perfect book to share on this Bookshelf Friday! In this sequel you get reacquainted with Renner Crossman, and we hear his story. Renner is a new Christian, who realizes he messed up in the past with the one woman he cannot get out of his mind or heart—McKinley (Kinny) Frasier. When he finds he’ll be in the same town as her for a night, he asks if they can meet, only to discover she’s in danger. Renner steps up to help her out—and win back her trust—as they battle the man who’s after Kinny and her daughter.

The pace of this story was perfect for me. Renner didn’t push for Kinny’s trust, he earned it back. It wasn’t always easy, yet those were the moments Renner’s trust in God grew. And I think that’s one of the reasons I love Dora’s writing style. She doesn’t do ‘easy’ for her characters. Things don’t always go quite like you’d expect, and yet we still get our Happily Ever Afters—a ***sigh***worthy mix.

Journey’s Edge delivered all those sighs with a healthy dose of suspense—which I love—and a lot of laughs. Renner and Kinny, while battling some old hurts, still found time to tease each other. It’s another element I love from Dora’s writing. She balances the heavy, suspenseful moments with fun, and she does it well.

Take a look at the blurb:

A Routine Audit? Hardly.

Red flags—including some goon who's following her—raise McKinley Frasier's suspicions that numbers don't add up at the insurance firm. When someone tries to snatch McKinley's daughter from school, she turns to police officer and ex-fiance, Renner Crossman—the cop who walked out on her a month before their wedding. But Renner's not the same guy who broke her heart ten years ago. He calls himself a "new man." She trusts the new Renner with her daughter's safety...but what about her heart?

If you haven’t read Journey’s End, not a problem, you can definitely start here. But I’m warning you, you’ll want to go back and get it once you’re done with Journey's Edge. Oh, and there’s a number three in this series too! Journey’s Embrace comes out next and you can check it out on Dora’s website. Stop by and tell her I said ‘HI’. Oh, and you can buy all of Dora's books right here or here.



  1. Oh my stars, Susan! You have me blubbering in front of my laptop. What an AWESOME review! Thank you so much!

    Off in search of tissues, but I'll be back.

  2. This is beautiful! Makes me want to download it right away! Have a great weekend. :)

  3. Ooh, this sounds like a good read! Adding it to the ever-growing TBR list. :) Thanks for the review, Susan!

  4. Dora - you're welcome:)I gotta say, your first book was one of my favorite reads last summer, and I wondered if you'd keep the pace up in this one. I really enjoyed it, Dora!

    Melissa and Jess - just returning the favor. Pretty sure you both have added to my never-ending list. Thank goodness it's Spring Break here. I plan on sticking my face in several books:)

  5. Thanks for your sweet comments, ladies. Jessica and Melissa, I hope you enjoy JOURNEY'S EDGE. ;-)

  6. Tempting review, Susan! It sounds like a great book! I'll have to look up. Thanks!