Thursday, September 6, 2012

To Write a Wrong is Just Right!

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

B&H Books (September 15, 2012)

***Special thanks to Shannon Kozee of B&H Fiction for sending me a review copy.***


Robin Caroll has authored twelve previous books including the Holt Medallion Award of Merit winner, Deliver Us From Evil.
She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. A proud southerner, Robin lives with her husband, three daughters, and two precious grandsons in Arkansas.

Visit the author's website.


In Angola State Penitentiary, a man is serving time for a crime he didn’t commit. Riley Baxter is an eager reporter desperate for a story to make a name for herself. When she stumbles upon the daughter of the incarcerated man, Riley sees a little too much of herself in the teen, and vows to help prove her father’s innocence.

At the same time, Hayden Simpson has his hands full with keeping his little sister in
line, worrying about his job as Police Commissioner, and dealing with his past emotional baggage. The last thing he needs is someone blowing the lid off his emotional bucket. But when Riley Baxter storms into his life, struggling to understand why God would let bad things happen to good people, Hayden has no choice but to follow his heart.

Now, Riley and Hayden must work together to uncover the truth of the past . . . before someone shuts Riley up for good.


I opened To Write a Wrong, read the first sentence of the prologue, and literally caught my breath. I immediately knew this would be a riveting novel! Before I continued, though, I stopped and reread that first sentence because it was so well-crafted. That's typical of a Robin Caroll novel; my review of Injustice for All (the first book in this series) mentioned the opening sentence of that prologue as well! As the second Justice Seekers novel, To Write a Wrong can be read as a stand-alone; Riley is the sister of Rafe Baxter from the first novel and characters overlap, but the storyline is new. Once again, Caroll has masterfully created a plot that twists and builds at a pace that kept me up way too late reading "one more chapter!" The characters were fresh and authentic, with credible emotions that didn't make me feel as if I were reading a soap opera. Family conflict and irritations were displayed and dealt with rather than minimized, which I appreciated, yet the underlying love shone through when someone was in danger. Most importantly, a thread of faith was skillfully woven throughout the story, giving depth and meaning without being overbearing. While my pounding heart was glad for a reprieve, I was a bit disappointed to turn the final pages and finish this stellar novel. I highly recommend this book and this series, and I can't wait for Strand of Deception, about Rafe & Riley's sister Maddie, to come out in March!

Product Description:

List Price: $14.99
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: B&H Books
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1433672138
ISBN-13: 9781433672132



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