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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Man of Honor - Review and Giveaway

Dusty Parker is a man most would look at twice and wonder who he really is. On the outside, he's a big, muscle bound, tattooed, diamond pierced ear, Harley riding, pony-tailed man. But it's who he is on the inside that really matters and it matters a lot to the foster teenage boys he's raising in The Last Chance home. He is a part-time pastor and part-time Search and Rescue worker with a true heart of gold. Despite the fact he has what some would consider a colored past, Dusty tries to do all he can to give the boys he's helping to raise make lives for themselves where they wouldn't have had any hope.

A chance encounter on a recent Search and Rescue case for a teenage girl missing from prom, leads Dusty to work with a volunteer. She turns out to be the teacher of the missing girl and can identify her before the police can. Turns out that Grace Sinclair is an inner city school teacher with her own colored past. Yet Grace truly lives up to her name, offering the gift of grace to those she meets, from Molly Logan, the grieving parent of the missing teenage girl, to offering up her 30-acre ranch home when gang members threaten the boys staying with Dusty. Does God have a plan for both of them to use their pasts to create a new brighter future?

In the latest novel from Loree Lough, in her First Responder Series, A Man of Honor takes us into a different character than we have known before. Dusty's past comes from a tragic experience during 9/11 that costs him his career. He also has received a discharge from the Marines due to not being able to follow strict orders. Grace is also suffering from tragic circumstances surrounding the loss of someone in 9/11 as well, but it's her ability to care for others that makes her so admirable and attractive to Dusty. In the midst of this compelling story we find that local gang wants to induct the boys, Dusty is trying to save into his gang and if Dusty keeps him waiting much longer, he will make sure that his message is received loud and clear.

I received A Man of Honor compliments of Abingdon Press and Pump Up Your Book Tours for my honest review. I've read every single novel in Loree's First Responder Series and they are truly addicting because of how well she creates her characters. She doesn't make them perfect, but uniquely flawed so they can become believable and wind their way into our hearts like family. In A Man of Honor, you find yourself rooting for Dusty and Grace as much as the boys and girls they care for despite all the odds against them. There's even an appearance from Honor Mackenzie, the top SARs trainer from book 2. The best part about this series of books, is that Loree brings old and new characters together and blends them perfectly to create a story you'll fall in love with. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and look forward to many more in this amazing series!

Thanks to the generous folks at Pump Up Your Book Tours, they are offering a giveaway copy of this book to one lucky reader. Here's all you have to do to enter.

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. "Like" my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart. If you already "Like" me, then leave a comment there letting me know you stopped by.

4. Leave a comment below along with your email address telling me why you'd like to win a copy of this book. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols. Remember if you don't leave an email address, I can't contact you if you're the winner.

The giveaway will end on September 20th and I will notify the winner by email at that time.

For more information on A Man of Honor, Loree Lough, or where to pick up a copy of this book, please click on the links below:

You can also follow Loree Lough on Facebook, by clicking here.

Looking for my reviews from the Pump Up Your Book Tour, click here.

If you want to read the other books in the series, I have included the links to my past reviews on them below:

Book 1: From Ashes to Honor
Book 2: Honor Redeemed

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426714629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426714627


  1. I have never read a Loree Lough book and would love to win this one.

  2. I am a follower and email subscriber. I like you on facebook. I would love to read this book because it sounds like an awesome read. Please enter me in contest.

  3. I am a follower, email subscriber have liked you on facebook and would love to read this book it sounds great!
    Please enter me in the contest.
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  4. I would love to win this because the author is new to me.
    I am a follower.
    I live in the US.
    I like your FB page.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  5. Thanks so much for your interest in my book. There is a special place in my heart for all first responders. Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for the wonderful review.


  6. Thanks so much for your interest in my book. There is a special place in my heart for all first responders. Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for the wonderful review.


  7. I am a GFC follower

    This story sounds terrific. Two good but scarred people helping others.

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  8. This is a new author to me. But the book sounds great, and I always love reading a new author's works. Thanks for this chance to win it.

    Follow on GFC as Anita Yancey
    Liked your page on Facebook
    US Resident


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