Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Obsession by Patricia Bradley March 8, 2021

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This one’s personal

Natchez Trace Ranger and historian Emma Winters hoped never to see Sam Ryker again after she broke off her engagement to him. But when shots are fired at her at a historical landmark just off the Natchez Trace, she’s forced to work alongside Sam as the Natchez Trace law enforcement district ranger in the ensuing investigation.

To complicate matters, Emma has acquired a delusional secret admirer who is determined to have her as his own. Sam is merely an obstruction, one which must be removed. Sam knows that he has failed Emma in the past, and he doesn’t intend to let her down again. Especially now that her life is on the line.

My thoughts:

I’m pretty sure I have loved every book I have read by Patricia and this one was no exception.

Even though I had a feeling who Emma’s stalker was early on in the story Patricia kept planting seeds of doubt and I wasn’t one hundred percent sure until closer to the end.

I loved Emma and Sam’s story and the forgiveness that is woven throughout this book and reconciliation of relationships.

If you like romantic suspense I am sure you will enjoy this read.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.

 

Standoff by Patricia Bradley May 25, 2020

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“An explosive start to a brand-new series.”Lisa Harris, bestselling author of the Nikki Boyd series

The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It’s the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for Luke Fereday, it’s also perfect for moving drugs.

Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers. John’s daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father’s murder but soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her.

Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who’s going to keep him safe when he realizes he’s falling–hard–for the daughter of the man he failed to save?

My thoughts:

I’m definitely a Patricia Bradley fan. Since her debut I have enjoyed every book she has written and this start to a new series promises to be a very good one.

There were so many possible people that had killed Brooke’s dad, although I will say from the beginning I had a feeling about one character in particular and I was correct in the end. But I wanted to be proven wrong so I was kind of surprised that I was right.

Brooke and Luke are both very interesting characters dealing with their own issues and desires alongside this mystery going on in the book.

Overall, a satisfying read that will keep you turning pages.

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A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Justice Delivered by Patricia Bradley April 19, 2019

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Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. She’s been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can’t even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn’t bring herself to report to the police is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.

When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has. But if that proves to be too little, too late–she’ll have to go after the perpetrators herself.

My thoughts and giveaway:

LOVED this book. I so enjoy Patricia Bradley’s writing. This one is a great addition. I couldn’t put this one down.

Carly has overcome so much yet she has so much she still needs to overcome to be truly free and she gets forces into situations where she really has no other choice.

We are in the point of view of many different characters and at first I was trying to fit it all together but I finally just sat back and watched the book unfold.

If you love suspenseful books I am sure you will love this book.

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Leave a comment by May 3rd for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by random.org. U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.

A copy of this book was given to me through publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Justice Betrayed by Patricia Bradley June 18, 2018

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It’s Elvis Week in Memphis, and homicide Detective Rachel Sloan isn’t sure her day could get any stranger when aging Elvis impersonator Vic Vegas asks to see her. But when he produces a photo of her murdered mother with four Elvis impersonators–one of whom had also been murdered soon after the photo was taken–she’s forced to reevaluate. Is there some connection between the two unsolved cases? And could the recent break-in at Vic’s home be tied to his obsession with finding his friend’s killer? When yet another person in the photo is murdered, Rachel suddenly has her hands full investigating three cases. Lieutenant Boone Callahan offers his help, but their checkered romantic past threatens to get in the way. Can they solve the cases before the murderer makes Rachel victim number four?

My thoughts:

From the beginning of this book you the reader is drawn into a twisted plot of brokenness and deceit.

We know early on who the murderer is, but we also know the brokenness that lead to this way of thinking. It’s quite interesting.

Patricia Bradley knows how to write a good romantic suspense. I  have thoroughly enjoyed every book I have read by her.

The romance and the tense was well done and added to the plot of the story.

If you haven’t read anything by Patricia yet I highly recommend you give her a try.

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

Review and Giveaway:Buried Justice by Patricia Bradley October 2, 2017

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“Pat Bradley’s Justice Buried takes readers on a wild ride with twists and turns. If you love a gripping romantic suspense, this is one not to miss.”Robin Caroll, bestselling author of the Bayou series and the Evil series

In an effort to get her security consulting business off the ground, Kelsey Allen has been spending a lot of time up in the air, rappelling down buildings and climbing through windows to show business owners their vulnerabilities to thieves. When she is hired to pose as a conservator at the Pink Palace Museum in order to test their security weaknesses after some artifacts go missing, she’s ecstatic. But when her investigative focus turns from theft to murder, Kelsey knows she’s out of her league–and possibly in the cross hairs. When blast-from-the-past Detective Brad Hollister is called in to investigate, Kelsey may find that he’s the biggest security threat yet . . . to her heart.

Crackling with romantic tension and laced with intrigue, this suspenseful story from award-winning author Patricia Bradley will keep you guessing–and looking over your shoulder.

My thoughts and giveaway:

This book’s heroine has a very unique job that leaves her in a tough spot and under a lot of suspicion. This alone provided a lot of tension but then you add some murders and romance you have the perfect recipe for a good book.

I will say at first I as a bit confused with Kelsey’s job and what she was doing but the more I read the better I got an understanding of what was going on and what her role was.

I felt that Brad was somewhat of a stand-offish character but I still liked him. I also enjoyed the added elements of romance from Brad’s past that made things even more interesting.

Overall, a good read that will keep you guessing.

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Leave a comment by October 16th for your chance to win a copy of this book. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to my by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

Review and Giveaway: Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley February 21, 2017

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In one week, the wrong man will be executed for murder.
Let the chase for the real killer begin.

Eighteen years ago, TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The convicted killer sits behind bars, his execution date looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned didn’t do the crime, Detective Will Kincaide of the Memphis Cold Case Unit will stop at nothing to help Andi get to the bottom of it. After all, this case is personal: the man who confessed to the crime is Will’s cousin. Andi and Will must find the real killer before the wrong person is executed. But what can happen in only a week? Uncovering police corruption, running for your life, and, perhaps, falling in love?

With the perfect mixture of intrigue and nail-biting suspense, award-winning author Patricia Bradley invites you to crack the case–if you can–alongside the best Memphis has to offer.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I so enjoyed Patricia’s previous series and I wondered if this new one could be anywhere near as good.

The answer?

Oh. Yes. It. Can.

Patricia has written a new series that is so good. From the beginning questions are raised and the stakes continue to get higher as the book goes on.

Andi is a brave young woman and someone is out to get her, but who? And she has no idea why.

Will is a great hero that has a natural instinct to protect Andi.

Romance is sprinkled throughout which adds another element to the book.

If you love romantic suspense this is a book you will adore.

Visit Patricia here.

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Leave a comment by March 6th for your chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace books that are lost or damaged in the mail.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

 

Review and Giveaway: Silence in the Dark by Patricia Bradley May 5, 2016

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Bailey Adams is running for her life . . . again.

When Bailey Adams left Logan Point two years ago she thought she was getting away from her problems. Running into her ex-fiancé Danny Maxwell was not part of the plan–neither was being chased through the city by the local drug cartel, the Calatrava. Now despite her best efforts, Danny is her only chance of escaping the people chasing her and getting back to Logan Point safely. Can Bailey find the strength to face what’s coming? And in the midst of the chaos, can she keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again?

With lean, fast-paced prose that will keep you turning the pages, Patricia Bradley pens a superb story of suspense and second chances.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I have read every book in this series and I think Patricia gets better and better with each novel. This one starts with a face pace and doesn’t give you much time to breath before another twist takes place.

This book will also have you wondering who you can trust. I had my doubts about many characters but knew they couldn’t all be bad…could they?

Bailey is a sweet character who obviously has some wounds that cloud her judgement a bit. We meet Danny in a previous book so it was great to see him as a lead character in this one.

If you haven’t read the other books I think you could read this one and still fully enjoy it, but I highly recommend the other books.

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Leave a comment by May 9th for you chance to win a copy. One winner will be chosen by random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I will not replace lost or damaged books.)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

 

Write to the Point with Patricia Bradley (and giveaway) July 15, 2015

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I am so excited because today we get write to the point with Patricia Bradley. I have read all of her books in the Logon Point Series and they are wonderful. If you missed my review of her newest release click here. Then come back and learn more about Patricia and enter to win a signed copy of her book 🙂

Patricia Bradley is the winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award and a 2012 Touched by Love Award and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award. The author of Shadows of the Past and A Promise to Protect, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at http://www.ptbradley.com.

Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi and is a former abstinence educator and co-author of RISE To Your Dreams, an abstinence curriculum. But her heart is tuned to suspense. Patricia’s romantic suspense books include the Logan Point series—Shadows of the Past, A Promise to Protect, and Gone Without a Trace. Her workshops on writing include an online course with American Christian Fiction Writers and workshops at the Mid-South Christian Writer’s Conference in Collierville, TN. When she’s not writing, she likes to throw mud on a wheel and see what happens.

Tell us about yourself, family, where are you from, how long have you been writing?

Long, long ago I grew up in Memphis when it was a place that seemed like a small town. I rode public transportation all over the city, often arriving home after ten and walked a half mile from the bus stop to my home. I loved reading, beginning at around five with the comicstrips and graduated to books before I went to school. I thought about writing, as in… “I believe I could write a story like that.” Little did I know how hard it was. 🙂 But I never put feet to the idea until these people came to live in my head and wouldn’t go away until I told their story. So I did. And that story became the first story I ever wrote and the first story Woman’s World bought. But it would become 32 years before I received a contract for my first book that I revised for 5 years.

How did you come to know Jesus as your Savior?

I was nine years old, in church on Sunday like always, when I felt Jesus tugging on my heart. Couldn’t tell you what the sermon was about, but I knew I had to say yes. Fast forward a few years and you’ll find me a rebellious teenager. I walked in the wilderness for 30 years—not quite as long as the Israelites. Then, one day I realized what a mess I’d made of my life, doing things my way. I asked God to help me to live for Him, and from that day forward, I’ve tried to do that. I am so glad we have a God of second chances. Not that I always get it right, even now. 🙂

None of us do J

Tell us about your latest book(s). What do want your readers to take away after theGone without A Trace last page?

Gone Without a Trace is a book about forgiveness and that no matter what and even when things don’t go like you want, God is in control.

How often do you blog and what do you cover in your blog?

Matt Jones has created a new website and blog for me, and I am now blogging on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays, it’s about my life and writing journey. I write about my characters, the writing process as well as my personal journey and how God is working in my life. Thursdays are reserved for guest writers and book reviews.

Can you share with us a Genesis 5020 in your life?

I’ve found that I don’t need others to try and harm me—I do it very well on my own. When I was seventeen, I became pregnant and then got married. Many years later I use what God taught me in the hard years that followed to speak to teens and preteens, trying to get them to make good choices for their lives by telling them my story. God doesn’t waste anything, especially the mistakes we make.

So true.  

 

Do you have a life and/or a ministry verse?

It’s hard to pin a verse down to one, but Psalm 37:4 and 7 have special meaning to me. “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart…wait patiently on the Lord.”

Where can we find you on the web?

www.patriciabradleyauthor.com; www.thoughtsonplot.com; www.heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com;

Twitter: @PTBradley1

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/patriciabradleyauthor

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ptbradley/

 

Is there anything I didn’t ask that you would like to add?

I want to thank you for hosting me on your blog. I love the concept of a Genesis 50:20 blog.

You’re welcome and it’s definitely a pleasure having you here.

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Gone without a Trace

A Novel

Patricia Bradley

The past is repeating itself—and time is running out

 

It’s been more than two years since homicide detective Livy Reynolds’s cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts her concerning a senator’s missing granddaughter who was last seen in Logan Point, Livy notices eerie similarities between the two disappearances. With self-doubt plaguing her after killing a teenager in the line of duty and an almost instant dislike of the self-assured PI, she’s finding this investigation an uphill battle. But with the prospect of finding her cousin on the horizon, she’ll have to find a way to work with Alex—before it’s too late.

 

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps you on the edge of your seat with a case—and a relationship—that is anything but certain.

 

“Patricia Bradley has hit a home run. The suspense is high, the romance is sweet, and the villain is one you want to see caught and brought to justice. Gone without A Trace, a novel of forgiveness and finding one’s place in the world, brings home the point that while not everything in life may go the way you want, God is still in control. Can’t wait for the next book!”—Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of the Hidden Identity series

 

Links to books:

Shadows of the Past: CBD; Amazon; B&N; Books A Million

A Promise to Protect: B&N; CBD; Amazon; Books A Million

Gone Without a Trace: Amazon; CBD; B&N; Books A Million

 

Matthew’s Choice:  to buy a paperback—Harlequin: http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=53665

For an e-book: B&N, Kobo Amazon

 

Shadows of the Past, A Promise to Protect and Matthew’s Choice can be found at my Author Page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00FFR8T1U

Readers, Patricia has given me a signed copy of her book to giveaway to one lucky commentator. Leave a comment for Patricia by July 27th for your chance to win the copy. Winner will be chosen by Random.org. (U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for replacing books lost or damaged in the mail.)

 

Gone Without a Trace by Patricia Bradley July 13, 2015

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Be sure to come back here on Wednesday when I interview Patricia and give away a signed copy of her book.

Gone without A Trace

The past is repeating itself–and time is running out

It’s been more than two years since homicide detective Livy Reynolds’s cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts her concerning a senator’s missing granddaughter who was last seen in Logan Point, Livy notices eerie similarities between the two disappearances. With self-doubt plaguing her and an almost instant dislike of the self-assured PI, she’s finding this investigation an uphill battle. But with the prospect of finding her cousin on the horizon, she’ll have to find a way to work with Alex–before it’s too late.

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley keeps you on the edge of your seat with a case–and a relationship–that is anything but certain.

“Patricia Bradley has hit a home run. The suspense is high, the romance is sweet, and the villain is one you want to see caught and brought to justice. Gone without a Trace, a novel of forgiveness and finding one’s place in the world, brings home the point that while not everything in life may go the way you want, God is still in control. Can’t wait for the next book!”–Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of the Hidden Identity series

Patricia Bradley is the winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award and a 2012 Touched by Love Award and was also a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award. The author of Shadows of the Past and A Promise to Protect, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at http://www.ptbradley.com.

My thoughts:

Wow. What a great book. I think this one has been my favorite out of the three in this series (don’t worry you can read each one as a stand-alone).

I couldn’t put this book down and my lack of sleep was proof.

Our main characters both have some things to overcome, forgiveness to give their fathers and finding their own identity in Christ and His plans for their lives.

I do have to say I really was more caught up in some secondary characters story a bit more than the main characters. Robyn and Chase had my attention and I couldn’t wait to see how their part on the story would work out.

There is some freaky stuff going on as we also get into the villain’s head and what he is thinking and planning. It made it a little scary to go to sleep after reading but so worth it.

This is a book that will keep you guessing and wanting to get to the end to figure out who the bad guy is and how everything will turn out. Good stuff 🙂

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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

Review and Giveaway: A Promise to Protect by Patricia Bradley October 27, 2014

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In a steamy small town riddled with broken promises, one woman’s secret could change everything.

Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn’t heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn’t mean he can get her–or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago–out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. But all too soon, Ben is charged with a different task–protecting Leigh from the people after her brother. With Leigh doing everything in her power to avoid Ben, it’s no easy task. And the secret she is keeping just may change their lives forever.

My thoughts and giveaway:

This is the second book in the Logan Point Series. I really enjoyed the first one and knew Patricia Bradley would be an author to watch.

And I was right. Book two proved to be just as interesting as the first. We have a lot of well-rounded characters, each with their own personality. Patricia has weaved together a tangle of mysteries. Who can Leigh trust? I definitely had my doubts about a few characters early on but didn’t know if my suspicions were correct.

Patricia did a great job of keeping a mental distance between Leigh and Ben yet they are so tightly connected in a way that Ben doesn’t even know. And Leigh is struggling with telling a lie and keeping a secret. I love her innerturmoil, it definitely had me sympathizing with her. I felt so sad for her and her lack of faith and how she has given up on trusting God.

Both characters have a lot of brokenness in their lives that they need to overcome and heal from. Those are my favorite kind of characters.

Although this the second book in the series it can be read as a stand-alone. So have no fear if you haven’t read the first. I recommend this book for any romantic suspense lover.

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Leave a comment by November 2nd at 5:00 p.m. to be entered to win your own copy. (U.S. residents only)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.