Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Silent Order

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Silent Order
Summerside Press (November 1, 2010)


Melanie Dobson

Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of The Black Cloister; Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana; and Together for Good.

Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master's degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel.

Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they've been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. These days they are enjoying their new home in the Pacific Northwest.

Jon and Melanie have adopted their two daughters —Karly (6) and Kinzel (5). When Melanie isn't writing or entertaining their girls, she enjoys exploring ghost towns and dusty back roads, traveling, hiking, line dancing, and reading inspirational fiction.

Rural America - 1928. After the murder of his partner, Detective Rollin Wells hides away in an Amish home near Sugarcreek, Ohio, to find out who in the police force is

collaborating with Cleveland’s notorious mob. While Rollin searches for answers to his partner’s death, he befriends an elusive young Amish woman named Katie and her young son. As Rollin learns about Katie’s past, he’s shocked at the secret Katie is hiding - a secret that has haunted Rollin for eight years.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Silent Order, go HERE.

This is not your typical Amish novel. After all, who would ever imagine entwining the late 1920's Cleveland Mafia with the pastoral Amish town of Sugarcreek, Ohio?! Melanie Dobson not only imagins it, but she expertly weaves these two very different cultures in a compelling story. In the process she presents the age-old dilemma between turning the other cheek and protecting one's family, between vengeance and justice. I was captivated by this book from the first page to its conclusion and look forward to more of her books.


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quilly said...

This does sound intriguing. I read one of Dobson's books and didn't care for it, but I guess that shouldn't cause me to automatically dismiss the others.

Melanie Dobson said...

Thanks so much for your review, Linda! I'm honored that you enjoyed the story!!