Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for sending me a copy of Rescued Hearts. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar- entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies.
Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.
When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well.
This is the first book by Hope Toler Dougherty that I have read. I loved that she started the book out with a bang — and from that moment, it just kept getting better and better.
I really felt connected to the main character Mary Wade Kimball. Mary Wade is independent and works hard at designing clothes for children, and especially for the poor and needy.
She is totally in love with the Lord and enjoys all that her life has to offer her. Her parents want her to go down a different path, but she feels strongly about her call to follow God’s plans for her life and because of that, they do not get along well.
As an aspiring writer, I feel that way sometimes. There are a lot of people in my life who do not understand and we have conflict because of it.
That tie really kept me intrigued and wanting to find out how the book ends — and it was a great read. I am looking forward to more book from Hope.
About Hope Toler Dougherty
Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author.
Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension.
She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football.
Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo.