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The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn
Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense Series

by Liz Johnson

     

What would you do if you were kidnapped by a man you knew was a known felon?† Even stranger, he insists heís saving you by taking you away from the people who really want to kill you.† Most of us would be convinced that we had been stolen not only by a felon, but a crazy man as well.

Kenzie Thorn is forced to face this very dilemma.† As a teacher in a high security prison, she is accustomed to being surrounded by hardened criminals.† Despite the fact she is the granddaughter of the governor, she insists on giving these men a chance.†Then she meets Myles Parsons.† Her heart tells her he is different, but no gentleman gets put in that prison.† She wants to give him the benefit of the doubt, but then he kidnaps her.

Myles Parsons isnít even using his own name.† He is Myles Borden, FBI agent, given the task of protecting the governorís granddaughter while she works in the jail.† He is pulled aside and ordered by one of the conspirators to kill Kenzie. Thatís when he decides to get her away, no matter what she says.† As she tries to escape, he struggles to keep her safe, even to his own harm.† Finally, he has no choice but to let her tag along.

This book takes the almost impossible and turns it into a realistic story.† While Myles had help in the kidnapping, taking a girl from a prison is a stretch for the imagination.† Despite that, Liz Johnson takes the reader gently down the path of the story.† She provides the characters with the necessary settings to allow both concealment and adventure.† The setting in Oregon gives them both woods to hide in and cities in which to skulk about to track down the true criminals.

The fact that Kenzie is the granddaughter of the governor gives her the standing to be credible as a political hostage.† Her family is prestigious enough to make everyone focus on a radical kidnapping by terrorists, while leading the reader down a false path.

It is an interesting page turner, filled with Christian beliefs that will appeal to readers who are believers, or people who just want a PG book instead of the X-rated† books that fill the shelves.† An easy read, it is interesting, exciting, and touching in all the right places.

The Book

Steeple Hill Books
July 14, 2009
Mass Market Paperback
978-0-373-44348-2
Romantic suspense
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The Reviewer

Emily Decobert
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Emily Decobert is the author of Continuing on Alone.
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