Monday, September 10, 2012

A Man of Honor

A Man of Honor
(First Responders Book #3)
Loree Lough
(Abingdon Press)
ISBN: 978-1426714627
August 2012/352 pages/$14.99

On a steamy spring morning, Dusty Parker-—part-time pastor, part-time search-and-rescue team member, and full-time administrator of a school for troubled boys-—joins the search for a missing teenage girl. He partners with volunteer and inner-city school teacher Grace Sinclair, and what they find bonds them in ways neither could have expected.

As they begin to build their lives together, a visitor from the past causes Dusty and Grace to further open their hearts and home. But a threat is looming on their seemingly perfect lives and in one terrifying night, everything changes.

Read the first chapter!


Bestselling author Loree Lough once sang for her supper, performing all across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she just writes (88 novels that earned hundreds of industry and "Readers' Choice" awards and 4- and 5-star reviews).

Loree enjoys sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry; her comedic approach makes her a favorite lecturer for writers' organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, and college and high school writing programs in the U.S. and abroad.

A writer who believes in giving back, Loree dedicates a generous portion of her income to favorite charities. (Click the "Giving Back" tab at

Loree and her real-life hero split their time between a home in the Baltimore suburbs and a cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she loves showing off her "identify the critter tracks" skills.


I don't know how I missed the first two books in this series but I'm glad I read this one! This is a stand-alone novel; what ties these books together is the theme of First Responders. Loree Lough has written a story that is simultaneously heart-warming and heart-pounding. Dusty and Grace immediately endeared themselves to me; both were determined to overcome the scars of their pasts and make an impact on the lives of those around them. I was swept up in this story and thought I knew exactly where it was headed -- until Lough added a final twist that made my jaw drop. This is a beautiful story that portrays God's grace and forgiveness as well as what it means to live one's life for others as A Man of Honor. Keep a tissue handy and don't miss this book!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Abingdon Press and Pump Up Your Book Promotions as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Loree Lough said...

Thanks so much for the fabulous review. I'm so glad the characters touched you. As an author, it really inspires me when people like my work. You made my day! Thanks, again!