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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Journey's Embrace - Review and Giveaway

Sage Michaelson has more problems than he knows what to do with. First of all, he's attempting to recover from having his spleen removed, and then there is the promise he made to his best friend Steve at his wedding, to watch over his sister, Delaney. As a Deputy U.S. Marshall, its Sage's job to notice the details about people and while he attempts to concentrate on that aspect of his job, his heart has its own priorities. He's trying to keep his feelings in check for Delaney.

Growing up with her in the orphanage has made her feel more like family than anything else, but these strong feelings he has for her now go much deeper than just a family bond. Even though he has grown up thinking of Delaney as a sister, now that the years apart have matured them both on completely different levels. However no matter how hard he tries to keep his feelings separated, he finds himself falling for her. Yet, how can he protect her if he can't protect his heart?

When he discovers that someone is out to harm Delaney, first breaking into her home and threatening her, almost kidnapping her at knife point at her brother's wedding, the threats on her life keep escalating. Now if he can only heal from his own physical injuries long enough to protect her and find the person(s) responsible there may be hope yet for them.

Delaney Hunt has had a childhood crush on Sage forever and now that he is back in Journey, restoring his parents home and possibly considering a permanent move here, Delaney wonders how she can keep her feelings in check. She feels that once he fulfills her brothers request to protect her, that Sage will move away again. She can't possibly let him know how she really feels and then wind up like her mother. She has made a vow to God that she will keep herself pure until the day she marries her husband. One that she is finding harder to keep with Sage being with her all the time. Does God have plans for them other than the ones she has been dreaming of?

In the latest novel, Journey's Embrace by Dora Hiers, we are immediately drawn into both a romance novel as well as a suspense story. Sage and Delaney have grown up together and feel more like family than anything else. But time has a way of changing people and for Sage and Delaney, they are no different. With enough time between them, they have both matured and now see one another through different eyes. Sage is still dealing with his past being the only survivor when his family was tragically killed in a car accident. Delaney has her own past to deal with. She is doing everything possible to not wind up like her mother who put drugs as her first priority and being a single mother. Not being able to deal with raising a child on her own, she gave her up for adoption and its where she first met Sage. Can they both work through their difficult pasts to find a real future together?

I received Journey's Embrace by Dora Hiers compliments of the author for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for a favorable review. I loved this story. I think it's one we can all relate to on some level. We all have things in our past we are not proud of and it's only through the grace of God that we can move forward into a new future, leaving those mistakes behind us. This is the third book in her Marshall's series with the first being Journey's End and then Journey's Edge. Even though this is part of a series, like me, you can read this one as a stand alone and still appreciate the story. Yet once you've read this one, you'll want to go back and capture the romance that began in Journey one step at a time! I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and it really appealed to the romance/suspense lover in me!

For more information about Journey's Embrace, Dora Hiers or where you can pick up a copy of this book today, please click on the links below:

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Thanks to Dora's generosity, she is willing to offer a giveaway copy of Journey's Embrace to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. 
2. Become a follower of Dora Hiers on Facebook, by clicking here. 
3. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of her latest novel, Journey's Embrace along with your email address. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols. Remember to state whether you'd prefer a print copy or a PDF copy for your eReader if you're the lucky winner.
4. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

The winner will be notified by email when the giveaway ends on March 31st.
  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: White Rose Publishing (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611162106
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611162103
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches


  1. Thank you for such an awesome review, Kat! Your words are such a sweet balm to a writer's heart!! I'm so glad you enjoyed JOURNEY'S EMBRACE.

  2. Thank you for sharing the review! I had not heard of this title.

  3. I am a follower of your blog & Dora on Facebook. The book sounds interesting - I haven't read any of Dora's books & would like to become acquainted with her writing style. If I am lucky enough to win the book - please send my copy in print. Thanks!

  4. I would love to win and read this book... I have never read Dora books yet but would love to start! Would love the ebook version :)

  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. I love a good romance with suspense and mystery. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest.

  6. Thanks for the sweet, encouraging words about Journey's Embrace. Hugs and best wishes, everybody!

  7. I am a GFC follower

    I would love a print copy. This sounds like a terrific story. Sage and Delaney just need to figure out that they both feel the same way and get past the danger part so they can live happily ever after.

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