Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Forget Me Not Blog Tour

The book Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze centers around two central characters who have lost everything - Ben - his wife and young son were murdered; the other - her memory and the life she had before her abduction.  As they struggle together to find out who the girl really is and who is trying to murder them both, they find hope and faith in each other and God.

This book was both enjoyable and confusing.  The story of Ben and "Susan/Karen/Kelly" was interesting in the way they overcame obstacles and pushed the other outside of their comfort zones without invoking hurt and talking through the problem.  Susan/Karen/Kelly clings to her faith in God, the only thing she is absolutely sure of, as she struggles to remember who she is and her previous life.  The suspense of trying to figure out who was trying to kill her and Ben both was great.  That said, I became confused very easily with all the twists and turns involving the group after the two main characters.  Sometimes it seemed like the story got tangled up with itself.  I personally found it difficult following who was connected to who, how they were connected, and how it involved Ben and Susan/Karen/Kelly.  I felt like I needed to keep a cheat sheet to keep track of everything and everyone involved.  You can tell I don't read very many suspense/thriller novels.  :-)

Summary:  Their elusive enemies took everything.  Now they want more.  Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man - in his faith, his work, and his family.  Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith.  Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too.  Why had he survived?  He'd failed to protect his family.

Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help - a victim who eerily resembles Ben's deceased wife, Susan.  A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith  - and Susan's necklace.

The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is wiling to kill.  Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman's situation from dangerous to deadly.  Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, mo matter how painful.  But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?

Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, three nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles.  Selected for Who's Who in America in 2004 as a writer and educator, Hinze is active in Romance Writers of America and serves as a vice president on the International Thriller Writers Board of Directors.  Vicki lives in Florida with her artist husband, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel.  Visit to learn more about Vicki's books, blogs, and writing programs.

For more information or to purchase this book, click here.

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook Multnomah.

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