Book Review: Heir Force by Michelle Connell

Posted April 15, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Michelle Connell, romance / 4 Comments

about the book

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Paddle Creek Publishing
RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2017
PAGES: 300

She is threatened with her most challenging assignment yet, and it has nothing to do with the military.

Life is never the same for Kate Langston, working in Security Forces at Scott Air Force Base, IL. She never knows what each day may bring. She and her boyfriend, John Kern, could get sent anywhere in the world at any time, while serving and protecting the country they love.

But when tragedy strikes, Kate is devastated, and can barely function. And after a secret is revealed, it shatters Kate’s quiet and ordered life. Friend and colleague Spencer Coleman willingly helps Kate, hoping he can become more than a friend.

In Heir Force, join Kate in her inspirational journey and discover how she overcomes the many changes that take place in her life, and her heart.

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“Life goes on for the living and we have to take what comes.”

Heir Force gives us a peek inside life at a stateside military base and introduces us to an adorable little girl and a sweet love story. Connell takes her heroine Kate through a lot of tough stuff but on the other side of the journey is a gentle reminder that God is with us and loves us in spite of ourselves.

In thinking about the characters, first I have to say that Kate’s boyfriend John needs a good purse whomping. I’m not going to give away spoilers, so that’s really all I can say about it … but if I could talk to him in real life (were such a thing possible) he and I would have some words. LOL. Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way 😉 Spencer more than makes up for John’s thoughtless behavior. Spencer is a solid guy, with a big heart and integrity. He’s also been in love with Kate for a long time. If you think that will make for some delicious tension and simmering romantical emotions, you think correctly! Kate is a relatable heroine who struggles to accept the reality of God’s love but wants to do the right thing. Her journey is  Sarah is an absolutely adorable little girl who will quickly steal your heart – the kind of character you want to reach inside the pages and hug.

Bottom Line: Heir Force is a sweet story of friendship, romance and trusting God when life throws you a curveball. Some of the mechanics need a little work – there are a lot of unnecessary details that bog down the flow of the story in several places and there is a lot more telling than showing the reader. Still, in spite of these bumps (which could be a matter of personal preference on my part and not bother you at all), the message is tenderly drawn and readers will definitely care about Kate and Spencer and how their story turns out. There are also a lot of secondary and even tertiary characters that seem to have their own stories to tell, should the author be so inclined! (Hint, hint lol)

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 3.5 stars / Sweet story & great characters!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

Michelle Connell is a wife, and homeschool mom. She has written hundreds of book reviews for various markets, including Christian Communicator, Christian Home & School, and CBA’s Retailers + Resources Magazine. Other credits include a contribution to Tyndale’s Life Verse Devotional and Guidepost’s True Stories of Extraordinary Answers to Prayer: Expecting Miracles. She also contributes to her writer’s group blog at and has coauthored a book of prompts with them.  She lives in southern Illinois, in the St. Louis Metro-East with her husband, four children, and a Poodle mix, Ripley.

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What about you? Which character from Heir Force are you most curious about?

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4 responses to “Book Review: Heir Force by Michelle Connell

    • Carrie

      Hahaha! I’ve recovered 😉 But I do hope you have other stories planned for these characters 😀

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