Saturday, February 18, 2017

Robin Patchen Book List

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A Package Deal
Josephine “Jo” Domani isn't living the life she dreamed. Perhaps she's not living at all. She's not very excited about the online dating, but promised her friends she would try it. Even without a photo or much information on her page—she gets a date request.

Carter James agrees to the online dating profile if his mom leaves him alone about dating for awhile. He's surprised to find someone from the small town of Ross, Oklahoma he now lives in and more surprised to see it's someone he knows when they meet.

Both of them have secrets that they assume will end their dating when they share them, so what's the harm in keeping the secret a little longer? Yeah, we all know how well that works out to keep a secret from someone you are growing close to.
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Originally published in Matched Online
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Hidden Truth Series
Book 1: Convenient Lies 
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Rachel Adams may not have been completely honest with her husband when they married—but he definitely had not been honest with her. Rae had changed her name when she left her hometown of Nutfield, New Hampshire and went to college—leaving a past behind her. Now, truths have come to light and she needs to get away and start over...again.

Brady Thomas has returned home to Nutfield. He's been through some tough times, but survived. What he's not sure he can survive is having Rae back home. Especially since she's just planning on leaving again—like she had done twelve years ago.

A great story. This is told from three separate point of views. The author has done an excellent job of keeping the story moving and building emotions and letting the reader see the different sides of the characters. It's hard to describe the uniqueness of it without spoilers.
**Mild language
Book 2: Twisted Lies
Nathan Walter Boyle just wants peace and quiet in his life. He's moving back to his small hometown of Nutfield, New Hampshire for that quiet. That was what he planned to do. Somehow he's ended up in Mexico to reunite two sisters and everything breaks loose. Now he's back into a hectic situation. And he wouldn't choose to be anywhere else.

Marisa Vega had to run away eight years ago. Leaving all she knew behind to start over. She has a home, job, and daughter now. She's happy. Or so she thought until Nate walks back into her life.

The reader can meet Nate in book one; Convenient Lies. In this story, several characters from the book join Nate and Marisa. They have one week to figure out a crime from eight years ago. It has suspense and if they ever can slow down...romance. A real page turner.
**Mild language
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A Package Deal
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Faith House
 When Hurricane Sandy destroys Sadie’s home, she’s determined to restore it. She promised her dying grandmother she’d never abandon the house that is the only link to Sadie’s schizophrenic father—a man who disappeared twenty years ago.

Max has loved Sadie since grade school, but their mutual friend died when they were teens, and Sadie pushed him away. A decade has passed, and he’s finally found her. This time, he won’t lose her—not to a flooded house hundreds of miles from home, or to her false hope as she awaits her father’s unlikely return.

When Sadie discovers her house is underinsured, she faces an impossible decision. Can she trust God enough to let go of her only connection to her dad? Can she trust Max enough to let go of her heart?
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One Christmas Eve
Movie star Blake Carmichael found more than just freedom from his drug addiction in rehab. He found God. And he has just one wish for the first Christmas of his new life: reconciliation with his teenage son, Eli. But after eight years of hardly hearing from Blake, Eli wants nothing to do with his father. So when his mother forces Eli to stay with Blake during the Christmas holidays, Eli sneaks out of the house.

Tadie Waters was so touched when her niece Kelsey asked of she could stay with her for a couple days. But when Tadie gets a call in the middle of the night, she discovers the teenager is gone. Unwilling to prowl the empty apartment, waiting for Kelsey’s return, she jumps at Blake Carmichael’s offer to accompany him to look for the teens.

From the New Hampshire seacoast to the dangerous streets of Boston, Blake and Tadie search for Eli and Kelsey, desperate to protect them from sins Blake knows all too well. But even if he finds his son, will Blake ever be able to convince Eli of his love? 
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Finding Amanda
Mark Johnson loves his wife and hates that she has asked for a temporary separation. He has no idea what has gone wrong in their nine year marriage. And now someone from his wife's past is threatening her and she won't allow him to be the protector he wants to be. Here he thought his life would be a bed of roses once he became a Christian. Not.

Amanda Prince Johnson had a good life. As a blogger, author, and teaching cooking classes, she was a success. As a wife, not so much. When her past and present collided two years ago ... her life changed. And it's not done changing yet.

I loved this story. Definitely need a box of tissues nearby if you get emotional when reading. The author brought to life the struggles of a father not in the house to protect his wife and children and what can happen when communication is lacking. The prequel story to this book is called Chasing Amanda and is yet to be released at the time of this review.
Prequel: Chasing Amanda
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Lieutenant Mark Johnson will be leaving for Afghanistan in one week. He's visiting an old friend before going to see his parents. His dad is great but his mom isn't happy about his choices, so there's not rush to see her. He expects to hang out with Justin for the weekend and go on his way. He never expected the blue eyed, blond haired beauty that crossed his path.

Amanda Prince doesn't like working at the bar and walking home at night but the money is good and it works with her school hours. Until that Thursday night. Two men, a fight and her running home in confusion. From that one night, her life is forever changed.

I really enjoyed this story and the first book, Finding Amanda. This is a shorter story but full of excitement and emotions. One decision by Mark to follow his instincts and one decision by Amanda to trust a stranger.
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