Traces of Virtue by Robin Patchen – Review

Hi Readers, Happy Monday!

I know Monday’s can be hard because they are the start of a new work week and the end of the weekend, but I want to give you some good news. If you like Christian Suspense I have a wonderful new book for you to check out by Author Robin Patchen. So without further ado, let me take you to the streets of Boston to meet Carly Garcia – let’s go!

The Bookish Details

Book: Traces of Virtue

Series: Coventry Saga Book 4

Author: Robin Patchen

Genre: Christian Mystery and Suspense

Release date: October 19th 2021


From The Back Cover

When doing what’s right goes terribly wrong…

From her deathbed, Carly Garcia’s mother asked Carly to look after her stepfather and stepsisters. Carly is trying to keep that promise, but now she has a new life to protect, this one innocent and vulnerable. She visits her ex to tell him a truth he doesn’t deserve to know… and witnesses his murder. Now, Carly’s on the run from killers whose faces she never saw.

Braden Reilly is building a career in Coventry, New Hampshire, happy to put the drama of his crime-ridden Boston neighborhood behind him. When a woman he’s spent years trying to forget shows up on his doorstep, his first instinct is to turn her away. But the wounds on her arms and the fear in her eyes have him offering sanctuary. The story she tells makes his blood curdle.

Join Carly and Braden as they seek to discover who’s behind a murder nobody believes occurred before the killers catch up to Carly and her unborn child.

Don’t miss this plot-twisting thriller, the latest in the addictive Coventry Saga from a USA Today bestselling author.

Click here to get your copy!

What Did I Think?

First of all, even though this book is part of the Coventry Saga series, it can be read as a stand alone; however, the previous books are all so amazing that I would encourage you to read them too – even if you read this one first. In this book, Carly Garcia finds herself in a difficult situation (carrying the child of her ex) and when she goes to tell him about the child, she ends up witnessing his murder. As she was escaping the crime scene, the killers see her and she becomes their next target. Finding no other alternative, she turns to her high school sweetheart, Braden Reilly for help; however, he isn’t happy about it because she broke his heart several years ago. What follows is an unforgettable adventure filled with danger, suspense, love and forgiveness.

A few things I really liked about this book was how relatable the characters were – how they were a bit flawed and still made mistakes (sometimes characters can seem too perfect) I also liked how throughout the story, you can see the power of prayer working and I loved seeing each of the characters put their faith in action. Overall, I loved visiting with the characters of Coventry again and even though some parts weren’t my favorite, the overall story was great. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romantic suspense and give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

About The Author

Robin Patchen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of Christian romantic suspense. She grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, the setting of her Nutfield Saga books, and then headed to Boston to earn a journalism degree. After college, working in marketing and public relations, she discovered how much she loathed the nine-to-five ball-and-chain. After relocating to the Southwest, she started writing her first novel while she homeschooled her three children. The novel was dreadful, but her passion for storytelling didn’t wane. Thankfully, as her children grew, so did her writing ability. Now that her kids are adults, she has more time to play with the lives of fictional heroes and heroines, wreaking havoc and working magic to give her characters happy endings. When she’s not writing, she’s editing or reading, proving most of her life revolves around the twenty-six letters of the alphabet.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this new book! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

Happy Reading!

>>Special thanks to Robin Patchen and JDO Publishing for letting me read and review this book – all opinions are my own.

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