Sunday, September 6, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Rescued Hearts by Hope Toler Dougherty

About the Book

Book:  Rescued Hearts
Author: Hope Toler Doughtery
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 19, 2017

Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for  animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies.

Discovering the kidnapped, innocent woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.

When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well.

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About the Author

Hope holds a Master’s degree and taught at East Carolina University and York Technical College. Her novels include Irish Encounter and Mars…With Venus Rising, Rescued Hearts, and Forever Music. She’s a member of ACFW and RWA. Residing in North Carolina, she and her husband enjoy visits with their daughters and twin sons.

More from Hope

I live in the country on land my great grandfather owned. For exercise, I ride my bike on our two-lane roads. One afternoon a few years ago, I took a detour off the paved road and onto a dirt path not too far from my house.

The lane meanders by the location of a distant cousin’s long-since demolished house. Trees and a few bushes still outline the phantom house’s parameters, but no boards or bricks mark the spot. Farm equipment waits under nearby shelters.

As I passed the lonely trees and silent tractors, a creepy sensation tickled the back of my neck. My imagination kicked into gear. What if a bike rider rode by an abandoned house? What if she saw a kitten entangled in a honeysuckle vine at the porch steps? What if, while she tried to free the kitten, someone grabbed her and dragged her inside where she was beaten and threatened with rape?

My pedaling picked up speed, and I reached home in record time.

Those questions continued popping up in my mind, however. I began seeing the characters, then hearing them speak every night as I dropped off to sleep. I’d never written a romantic suspense story before, but the characters refused to leave me alone.

Those initial questions led to the first chapter of Rescued Hearts.

Blog Stops

Betti Mace, August 27
Texas Book-aholic, August 28
Batya’s Bits, September 2
Older & Smarter?, September 3
CarpeDiem, September 4
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 5
Life, Love, Writing, September 6
Artistic Nobody, September 7 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)


To celebrate her tour, Hope is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a print copy of Rescued Hearts!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

Rescued Hearts is yet another great book written by Hope Toler Dougherty. I have read several of her other books and have become a huge of hers. I was excited to have the opportunity this one and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed Mary and Brett’s story. I thought they had wonderful chemistry from the start. The mystery and suspense kept me hanging on to the end. I had to find out what would happen with the two. It was full of action, adventure, and danger. I never knew what the following scenes would be like. It was tale that I could not have predicted. 

I am giving Rescued Hearts a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy clean, inspiring, romantic suspense. They will not be disappointed. 

I received Rescued Hearts from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.


  1. Nice cover. I really liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read.   I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway. 

  3. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read. Thank you for participating in the tour.

  4. This book sounds like a really good read.

  5. Thank you for sharing your excellent review and the book and author details, this sounds like a must read for me.

  6. Rescued Hearts sounds like a great read! I really enjoy takes of mystery & suspense with a faith theme as well. Hope is a new-to-me author and I really love discovering new writers!

    Thank you for your review and participation in the blog tour for this book. :-)

  7. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing Rescued Hearts. I'm happy you enjoyed the story!