2/14/10

Review and GIVEAWAY: Against All Odds by Irene Hannon


Against All Odds is the first in the romantic suspense series, Heroes of Quantico. I was lucky enough to receive two copies of this book, so I have a brand new one to giveaway. This is one you want to win; I really enjoyed it.
Monica Callahan is estranged from her diplomat dad, but when someone wants to get to him, she is targeted. The FBI Hostage Rescue Team is assigned to keep her safe. She is less than cooperative with Evan Cooper (Coop) and his partner when they explain the situation, but after a threat reaches her home she realizes the need for the protection. The book follows the story of her, Coop, and of her dad in the Middle East.
The heart of this book lies amidst the tension and suspense, in the relationships. Communication is important to Monica, but there hadn't been much of that between her and her dad. This situation leads her to realize her part in their lack of relationship. In addition to the father-daughter relationship, there is also a friendship and attraction between Monica and Coop. Finally, there is a new faith relationship.
This book is endorsed by the popular Dee Henderson, who is one of the most followed of this genre. Against All Odds is a great book. It kept me engaged and anxious to find out what happened next. Monica's faith carries over in her life, and it touches those around her. It was suspenseful, but it had a strong theme and application. I am exited to read the next book, An Eye for an Eye.

To enter the giveaway contest, please do the following:
1. become a follower
2. leave a comment, letting me know what your favorite Christian fiction book is (or if you don't have one, leave a recommendation in this genre or in your favorite)!
Winner will be chosen using random.com and the number of your comment.
Due to shipping, contest is limited to residents of North America.
Contest open until Feb 28. Winner will be emailed and announced here on March 1.

22 comments:

  1. My favorite "book" is the Daughters of Boston series by Julie Lessman. ;) Please enter me! (I'm a follower)

    booklovercb[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  2. I'm a follower of yours and I really enjoy Kaye Dacus books. I love mysteries and sci-fi too. :O)

    www.dianeestrella.com

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  3. would enjoy reading this fabulous book...thanks for the opportunity :)

    karenk
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)Com

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  4. I would love to read this. Thank you for the chance to win. I am a new follower. My favorite Christian Fiction book would probably be Gardenias For Breakfast.
    ~Jennifer Unsell
    unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  5. Greetings,
    I'm a new follower. My most favorite book is "Safely Home" by Randy Alcorn.
    My most favorite gene is mystery/suspense.
    Blessings,
    Trinity Rose aka Wanda
    wandaelaine AT gmail DOT com

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  6. Hi! Carman sent me!

    I just became a follower of your blog and would love to be entered in your draw.

    My favourite Christian fiction book (so far) is Hidden Places by Lynn Austin.

    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I just became a follower of your blog.

    My favourite Christian fiction book (so far) is Hidden Places by Lynn Austin.

    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I just became a follower:)
    And I love lots of different authors! Some I like are One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury and The Trial by Robert Whitlow. Please enter me in your giveaway:) And I came over from Carman's blog. Thanks!!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. Just discovered your blog...love it! I'm a follower now. My favorite Christian books are romance/suspense. I love Dee Henderson's novels.

    I've actually read this book, but would love to add it to my bookshelf. Irene Hannon is a great author.

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  10. Just found your blog; Carman sent me. I love so many authors...hard to choose....Karen Kingsbury, Dee Henderson, Kathy Herman, Kim Vogel Sawyer.....etc. Please enter me for this book by a new author for me! Thanks!!
    jackie.smith(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  11. I'm a new reader! Thank you.

    I love Amish fiction, especially the books by Beverly Lewis.

    I haven't read anything in this genre - looks great!

    Thanks,
    Abby
    abstoner at comcast dot net

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  12. Just became a follower!

    abstoner at comcast dot net

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  13. Please enter me into the contest, I found this on Carmen's blog.

    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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  14. I am a new follower on google


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  15. I have your button on my blog http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/



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  16. One of my favorite christian fiction books is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I found you from Carman's blog as well. Thanks for the chance!
    langford7(at)cableone dot net

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  17. I would love a chance to win a copy of your book.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com


    Carmen sent me.

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  18. I'm a follower and my favorite is One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury! :)

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  19. Thanks for entering everyone! I'll announce a winner tomorrow--by post and email! I loved all the recommendations! Carmen, I purchased the Daughters of Boston series last week! I've read or own most of the other ones. I haven't done Kaye Dacus or Gardenias for Breakfast...I'll have to look those up :) I appreciate all of the recommendations!

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  20. I just became a follower.
    One of my favorites is "Shades of Blue" by Karen Kingsbury.

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  21. I would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

    I am a new follower.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  22. One of my favorite books is "This Side of Heaven" by Karen Kingsbury.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net



    ****Carmen sent me! :)*****

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