today’s 2nd book: Abducted at Christmas
On Monday, we kicked off this year’s blog series spotlighting (over 70 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! This is the 7th year for the Christmas Reads Giveaway series, and I think I get more excited about it every year 🙂
Christmas is still 37 days away, according to Google, BUT it’s never too early for Christmas stories. Beginning now and continuing through just after Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2023. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage (wassail anyone?) and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! And no doubt you know the drill by now – there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
ABDUCTED AT CHRISTMAS by Rhonda Starnes
GENRE: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2023
Surviving the holidays…
with a kidnapper closing in.
Hadley Logan’s Christmas break turns into a holiday nightmare when an intruder breaks into her home and then bullets start flying. Only the quick actions of security specialist Ryan Vincent save her. Now she must rely on him to guard her and her five-year-old daughter as they go on the run. And when attempted murder turns to kidnapping, can Ryan keep this family together for Christmas?
From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.
“Sophia. Where are you?” Hadley demanded as she pressed past him.
A cool gust of wind blew across the room, sending a chill up Ryan’s spine. The emergency escape window showed signs of having been pried open.
“Sophia!” Hadley cried and tried to brush past him.
“No. You can’t go rushing out there, you’ll get yourself killed. Stay—” He’d almost said Stay here but that wouldn’t work. The shooter could circle back while he was out trying to find Sophia and get Hadley, too.
“You have to come with me. I can’t leave you here unprotected.”
“You better believe I’m coming with you.”
“Listen.” He grasped her upper arms and forced her to look at him. “The only way I can protect you and Sophia is if you follow my orders. Got it? If you rush out there recklessly, it could get you killed—”
“I don’t care. I’ve got to—”
“Yes, you do. You don’t want to leave Sophia without a mother. And if you do anything reckless, you could jeopardize her life, too.” She visibly blanched, and he knew his words had had the desired effect.
He reached behind his back for his gun, tucked into its holster in his waistband and headed for the door. “They can’t have gotten far. Let’s go.”
(Excerpt from Abducted at Christmas by Rhonda Starnes. Used by permission)
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What about you? What makes you want to read Abducted at Christmas by Rhonda Starnes?