Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Ransomed Dreams by Amy Wallace

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


(Multnomah April 16, 2007)


Amy Wallace


Amy Wallace is a member of the CFBA and an avid Blogger. A self-confessed chocoholic, this freelance writer is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and serves as the liaison for the training division of the county police department. Amy is a contributing author of God Answers Moms' Prayers, God Allows U-Turns for Teens, Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes, and A Cup of Comfort for Expectant Mothers. She lives in Georgia with her husband and three daughters.


Drama. Tragedy. Thriller. Romance. Can these four actually go together? Amy Wallace's meaty first book of the Defenders of Hope Series, RANSOMED DREAMS, has successfully united these genres.

It is one of those books that after you read a little and put it down, the desire to see what will happen next is so strong that it will occupy your thoughts, compelling you to make the time to finish. But watch out! It is best consumed where no one will hear you cry because, if you have children, it will hit you like a stab in the gut and wrench you with a twist of the knife.

Although the subject at first depresses, the characters are so real and likable that you need to see what will become of them.

This book will NOT bore you.


Chained To Yesterday

When tragedy struck and Gracie Lang lost everything, her faith crumbled, and nothing but the drive for justice propelled her forward. But after two years of dead-end searching, the truth Gracie seeks is the very thing her stalker will stop at nothing to hide.

Forgiveness Unlocks the Future

An FBI agent in the Crimes Against Children Unit, Steven Kessler spends his days rescuing other people’s children and nights caring for his son. He’s through with God, embittered by his ex-wife who abandoned them both, and definitely doesn’t expect what’s coming next.

The Past Is the Key

A plot to kidnap a British ambassador’s daughter dangerously intersects Steven and Gracie’s worlds–a collision that demands a decision. But are they willing to pay the high ransom required to redeem dreams and reignite hope?


Steeped in police intrigue and rich characters, Ransomed Dreams entertains, educates, and captivates. Amy Wallace is a fresh, vibrant voice in the Christian market

~Mark Mynheir, Homicide Detective and Author of The Void

Ransomed Dreams had me hooked from the start and didn't let go until the deeply satisfying ending.

~Kristin Billerbeck, Author of What a Girl Wants

My Review:

To quote Kenny Chesney: "You had me from the prologue".

Amy Wallace's debut novel is amazing. The prologue lulls you into a quiet state of contentment, then whallops you with a powerful punch of emotion that propels the story forward. I don't know how she wrote the words...I could barely read them for the tears.

Fast forward to chapter one, and you are pulled into Gracie's search for answers, Steven's desire to spend time with his son, and Gordon's plot for revenge. The story is fast paced and the drama is totally believable.

I was so eager to read this story...and I couldn't find it anywhere! But I hunted it down, just as Steven and Gracie left no stones unturned for their answers to the questions that haunt them. I fell in love with these people...too bad they're not real:-)

Amy Wallace is in league with Suspense queens Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson and Brandilyn Collins...very good company to keep, if you ask me. I look forward to the next installment from her PC!

"Ransomed Dreams" gets four out of five bookmarks from me...gotta leave some room for improvement--this IS her debut, you know!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Amy Wallace said...

Your review rocks, Deena! :-) Thanks so much for hunting down RD and for your very kind words about the story.

Thanks for joining me in falling in love with these characters too. That's high praise indeed!