Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense (February 1, 2015)
In Search of Her Son
When a young boy goes missing from wilderness day camp, Alaskan search and rescue worker Josiah Witherspoon is on the case. The brooding ex-marine promises to find the child and return him to his worried mother. But he doesn't know that Ella Jackson has a secret past. One that could put them all in danger. When tensions mount, Ella needs to tell Josiah the truth—but she can't set aside her fears enough to trust him. Ella and Josiah are ready to risk their lives to save her son, but will they risk their hearts, as well?
Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day.
This is the second installment in the Alaskan Search and Rescue series. I loved the first book and knowing the author's talent in writing I knew I would also like this book. Yet nothing prepared me for the emotions this story would evoke. I loved this book also. It's a story that will tug any parent's heartstrings and touch one of their greatest fears-child abduction.
Ella Jackson has a history she prefers to not talk about. Even with moving to Alaska two years ago she still looks over her shoulder, but just not quiet as much. She works at Northern Frontier Search and Rescue. Wanting to keep her son safe she enrolls him in Camp Yukon to learn about wilderness safety. When the camp notifies her that her son and two other boys are missing the fear she experiences is almost paralyzing. There are so many dangers he could encounter from wild animals, hypothermia, or even her ex husband.
She works with Josiah Witherspoon at the SAR office and when he offers to help locate the boys Ella finds herself torn with confiding in him her greatest fear. This former ex marine has a way of calming her nerves and his survival skills would be valuable in finding her son and his friends.
Josiah knows the dangers these children could face and is determined to bring them home. His protective instincts kick in where Ella and her son are concerned, but he knows she is keeping secrets. Will she trust him enough to confide in him.
This is a suspenseful romance that will quickly pull the reader in and the fast paced plot line will keep them turning the pages. I automatically liked Ella and the depth of the love she shows her son. I fell a little in love with Josiah who was constantly putting others first, but my respect came from his dedications to his job and the sheer guts it took to face the uncertainty of the outcome. The author's depth of research is shown through her vivid imagery and details. I would recommend this book to anyone. I was lucky enough to receive this ARC from the author for a honest review without bias as stated above. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Meet The Author
Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold seventy-five books to date. Margaret is currently the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2200 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.