Saturday, October 11, 2014

Home Before Dark by Christy Barritt

About the Book:

Nothing good ever happens after dark.

Those were the words country singer Daleigh McDermott’s father always repeated.

Now her father is dead, and Daleigh fears she’s returned home too late to make things right. As she’s about to flee back to Nashville, she finds a hidden journal belonging to her father. His words hint that his death was no accident.

Small town mechanic Ryan Shields is the only one who seems to believe that Daleigh may be on to something. Her father trusted the man, but Daleigh’s instant attraction to Ryan scares her. She knows her life and career, however dwindling it might be, are back in Nashville and that her time in the sleepy North Carolina town is only temporary.

As Daleigh and Ryan work to unravel the mystery, it becomes obvious that someone wants them dead. They must rely on each other—and on God—if they hope to make it home before the darkness swallows them whole.

Home Before Dark offers a blend of Nicholas Sparks meets Mary Higgins Clark, a mix of charming small town life in North Carolina tangled in a gripping suspense.

My Thoughts:

I'm a huge fan of Christy's novels, so I grab any opportunity to read one of her books.  "Home Before Dark" is rich with cinematic detail and weaves threads of romance, faith and intrigue into a gorgeous tapestry for the imagination.

Christy takes great care with her characters, giving them just enough detail to bring them to life and sealing them in your heart.  I felt for Daleigh from the moment I met her, and I despised Vince not long after meeting him.

Ryan is the kind of man every young woman needs on her team: respectful, honest and well as easy on the eyes!  The way he cares for Daleigh is so refreshing and romantic, he's earned a spot in my top ten heroes category.

The book as a whole is more than just entertainment.  I don't know if this was intentional, but Christy has crafted a manifesto in fiction for women concerning respect and honor.  The contrast between Daleigh's previous relationships with men and her relationships with her father and with Riley is huge.  By reading her story, women receive a powerful message of self respect and truly holding out for a genuine hero.

I purchased the Kindle version of "Home Before Dark", but you can get a copy from or your favorite book store.  I highly recommend this one!

Happy Reading!



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