Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hush in the Storm by Julie B. Cosgrove

Jen, a young widow floundering in the storm of mourning, whose only lifeline is her humdrum job, is tossed into a maze of deceit and intrigue by a coworker named the request of her late husband, or so Tom says. He kidnaps her and fakes her death to keep her safe from the cartel who he thinks caused her husband's "accident." Together, they are thrust into a tempest of danger and deceit where no one is whom they claim to be. The list of people Jen can believe in keeps diminishing. Who can she trust while dodging the Feds, human traffickers and the press who've discovered she's alive? How will Jen rescue the two held-captive girls she befriends without drowning them, Tom, and herself in the waves of betrayal, especially when she's begun to suspect her husband may not be as dead as everyone thinks...

My Review:  What if every thing you knew was a lie? Then the lie you were living turned into an unbelievable existence ripped from a spy novel or a made for TV movie?
Jen, a young widow, is kidnapped by Tom, a friend of her dead husband. According to Tom, her husband orchestrated her capture. Tom held Jen in a safe house with wild tales about keeping her safe from “them”, but who were they?
As the story unravels, Jen discovers everyone in her life isn’t who they say they are. She struggles with her situation and calls out to God, but she doesn’t think he’s listening. After an escape from human traffickers, Jen and Tom are hauled into a small police station in Canyon, Texas. She’s sent home, but he’s arrested. She realizes she’s fallen in love with him and may never see him again.
Out of her deception, her faith grows and she learns  storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed.
Ms Cosgrove writing style weaves into a descriptive story demanding not to be put down. The story arc and the character development are well-toned. This is a wonderfully written romantic suspense that keeps you guessing to the end.  

About the author:  Julie B. Cosgrove is a freelance writer, professional speaker and published author. She is a member of Advanced Writers & Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, North Texas Christian Writers, The Christians Writers Group Two, and Christian Writers Fellowship International. 

She represents Women at Risk International, a Christian missionary group who sponsor safe houses for women and children snatched from human trafficking and slavery in thirteen countries and is actively involved in Prayer For Freedom, a nonprofit anti-trafficking ministry.

Contact Julie: or through her blog, or http://WhereDidYouFindGod

Hush in the Storm available on Amazon


Carlene Havel said...

"Hush in the Storm" is terrific. It's fast-moving and suspenseful. I can't quit thinking about it!

Sandy Tilley said...

Sounds like a page turner! Intricate plots intrigue me! Have to read it. Good luck with HUSH IN THE STORM.

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

This is a great book. I was amazed at what was presumed as real, but wasn't. Good writing