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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Review - Bella Lucia by Joanne Troppello

After being married for six years, Gwen and Lucas DeStefano are dealing with the pain of a childless marriage and trying to trust God for their future.  On a weekend getaway to the Poconos, they attempt to relax and renew their marriage, but witness an event that turns their lives upside down.  They see a body dump in the woods while they are on a hike and their lives become entangled in a web of suspense and God’s ultimate blessing in the form of a little baby girl, named Bella Lucia. Will Gwen learn to trust God with childlike faith and wholeheartedly accept His plan?

Det. Marc Abrams is assigned to the murder investigation of Sabrina Reysen and he will do whatever it takes to find her killer. He has his suspicions and is pleasantly surprised when he meets Samantha “Sam” Collins, the attractive US Marshall assigned to protect one of the witnesses in this case. Will Det. Abrams find the killer before it’s too late and is the attraction between him and Sam strong enough to survive?

I couldn't put this novel down once I began it. The story, told from multiple view points, is captivating and a real page turner, as each of the characters struggle with the situation they find themselves in. The one thing binding them is their faith, even in the most dire of situations, they know God is right there with them. Gwen's anguish over being childless turns to joy at the chance of adopting, but of course its not plain sailing.
With enough twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes, plenty of angst and action, this is one to curl up with and not put down.
4½ / 5

Bella Lucia is avaliable from www.astraeapress.com

1 comment:

JoanneTroppello said...

Thanks so much for the great review, Clare! Glad you enjoyed Bella Lucia. :)