About the Book
Book: Touch of Innocence
Author: Robin Patchen
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: January 25, 2022
From a USA Today bestselling author comes a gripping story of mystery, romance, and pulse-pounding suspense.
How can she save the little girl next door from being exploited if nobody believes her?
Grace used to try to save people, but that was before she realized how powerless she is. Now, she avoids emotional ties, working from her secluded cabin, content with her aloneness. When eight-year-old Lily starts hanging around, Grace enjoys her company but carefully keeps her distance—until she discovers the girl is being exploited. Little though she wants to, she must get involved, even if it means risking her own safety to secure Lily’s.
Andrew can’t help but be drawn to his new neighbor and her beautiful foster child. When he learns about Lily’s disturbing history, he offers to help Grace prove her suspicions about the girl’s father. But the more they learn, the more puzzling Lily’s history seems. They work together to unravel the mystery, determined to ensure Lily ends up with a family who loves her.
But Lily’s father isn’t giving up his muse—or his obsession—that easily. He believes Lily is rightfully his, and he’ll do anything to get her back.
Don’t miss this thrilling page-turner, the latest in the addictive Coventry Saga.
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About the Author
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I love everyman-hero stories.
I know detectives and FBI agents and other law enforcement officers are fighting crime and solving mysteries all the time, but I love stories where regular folks—the kind who live next door and work in supermarkets or sell insurance—suddenly find themselves in the middle of a mystery—one only they can solve.
Maybe it’s my own longing for adventure (while living a life that consists largely of sitting in my office wearing yoga pants and tapping away on a keyboard) that leads me to write these kinds of stories
Touch of Innocence has that everyman… er, woman character, a reclusive former child therapist who wants nothing more than to be left alone. The problem is, Grace has a gift (which she calls a curse) that enables her to “see” that her eight-year-old neighbor, Lily, is being exploited by her child-pornographer father. But since Grace doesn’t have any proof, only the impressions she received when she touched the child’s palm, the police don’t do anything to rescue little Lily.
So Grace takes matters into her own hands.
As the villain so aptly puts it, she “blows up her entire life for the sake of a girl she barely knows.”
And that all happens in the first chapter. Then it gets really interesting.
There’s so much talk in the world about doing things for the greater good, for the benefit of the many, not the few, but that wasn’t Jesus’s way, was it?
Jesus didn’t die for the collective good. He died for you and me. He left the ninety-nine to seek out the one.
In a way, Touch of Innocence asks if one forgotten little girl is worth the cost of the heroine’s security, maybe even her life?
What is the value of one life, and how much are we as believers willing to sacrifice to save?
I think it’s a question worth exploring.
A little FYI about the book: I was very careful not to have any explicit scenes. Though the reader gets the sense of what Lily’s been through, there are no descriptions or images you’ll wish you hadn’t seen. I did my very best in this story to highlight a terrible thing that’s happening all over the world while at the same time honoring my readers and, above all, the Lord.
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To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away the grand prize package of Convenient Lies, book 1 in the Nutfield Saga, and Glimmer in the Darkness, book 1 in the Coventry Saga, along with a coffee mug!!
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Touch of Innocence is the fifth installment from the Coventry Saga by Robin Patchen. I have enjoyed a couple from this saga, Tides of Duplicity and Betrayal of Genius, and this one is no different. This one is probably my favorite I have read. It was quite the plot twisting mystery that had hooked from start to finish. I admired Grace’s determination and bravery from the beginning. I loved it when she teams up with Andrew and seeing the duo unravel the mystery. They get themselves in a lot of twists and turns that had me on the edge of the seat wondering what would happen next on the following the pages. I never knew what was going to follow and how it would all unfold. There was unstoppable suspense with action danger and sweet romance thrown in. I thought this was a great book to read and perfect way to spend a cold, snowy day.
Touch of Innocence is getting five stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean romantic suspense. I believe this one is most definitely worth a read and not to be missed. I can not wait to get my hands on the others books I have not read yet from the Coventry Saga, Glimmer in the Darkness and Traces of Virtue, to see what happened prior this one.
I received a digital copy of Touch of Innocence from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Touch of Innocence, this sounds like an excellent story and I am looking forward to reading this book and series.ReplyDelete
It will be an intense but very interesting book to read.ReplyDelete
It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete