Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Review: The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn

My wife likes romance novels. Loves them, in fact. Me, on the other hand....not so much. There have been times when I found myself in the throes of boredom and have read a couple, but that was when there was nothing else to do.

It's just never really been my cup of tea.

However, if all Christian romance novels were like Liz Johnson's, then I would seriously be rethinking that attitude.

Ms. Johnson wastes no time with this book: she introduces us to to Kenzie Thorn and Myles Parsons on the very first page, sparks are flying in the second chapter, and Myles has kidnapped Kenzie by Chapter three. However, unlike the typical romance novel, Ms. Johnson merely introduces the characters and then gets down to telling us the story, allowing additional descriptions of the characters to naturally fall into the flow of the story.

Also unlike the typical secular romance novel, there's no sweat-glistened skin or heaving bosoms.

None. Anywhere.

Ms. Johnson's depiction of two people truly falling in love is certainly a breath of fresh air in a world where "love" has been turned into a four-letter word and sold on daytime TV.

Now, the Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn isn't simply a love story. The love story is interwoven with a gripping suspense story that leaves the reader guessing until the end.

Most importantly, all throughout the story, Kenzie and Myles are in constant communication with God. In his letter to the Thessalonians, Paul exhorts the church in Thessaloniki (and us) to pray constantly. Constant prayer is clearly demonstrated in this story.

So let's recap: this story is a Christ-centered, gripping suspenseful romance that contains a lot of prayer, true love and not one heaving bosom in sight.

Sounds like a winner to me! I can't wait to see more stories from Ms. Johnson.

Buy this book on Amazon.

Liner Notes:

Myles Parsons is just another inmate in Kenzie Thorn’s GED course until he kidnaps her, offering only a feeble explanation–that he’s actually FBI Special Agent Myles Borden. Terrified, Kenzie doesn’t want to believe his story of being undercover to protect her. Moreover, she can’t believe that someone might really want her dead.

But just when Myles thinks he has her out of harm’s way, his plans start to fall apart. He attempts to take Kenzie to a safe house—but the stubborn woman won’t go! So together they must uncover the clues that will reveal a most shocking perpetrator. All the while Myles tries to keep his distance from Kenzie … but finds himself falling in love.

Read more about Liz Johnson on her Author Page.

1 comment:

Liz Johnson said...

Thanks so much for your kind words about my book. I'm super-excited that you enjoyed the book. My dad did too (but I thought he was biased!). I appreciate your support!