Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy. An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so that she could enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. She enjoys the roller-coaster ride thrills that life with a National Guard husband, a teenaged daughter, and two elementary aged sons delivers. A prolific writer, when she’s not penning novels, you will find her in the kitchen, which she considers the ‘heart of the home’. Her passion for cooking spurred her to launch a whole food, real food “Parody” cookbook series. In addition to nutritious, Biblically grounded recipes, readers will find that each cookbook also confronts some controversial aspect of secular pop culture. Hallee is a member of the Published Author Network (PAN) of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) where she serves as a long time board member in the Faith, Hope, & Love chapter. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the American Christian Writers (ACW) as well as being a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her. She prays her work here on earth is a blessing to you and would love to hear from you. You can reach Hallee at firstname.lastname@example.org
I really enjoyed this story. I haven't ever read anything by Hallee before, but this story didn't disappoint. It was a lot of fun to read. It was fast paced and well written. It kept me wanting to read more and more. As I stated before I haven't read an of Hallee's work before so it goes without saying that I hadn't read the jewel series. That had no effect whatsoever on my reading and understanding this book. I do however, now want to know more about the Viscollis and Madeline and Joe. I might just have to read the jewel series now to see what I can find out. This story was a fun little Christmas pick me up. It was a quick read and that made it even more enjoyable. I would most definitely recommend this to others, especially if you will be doing some traveling, as I think this would make a great book for a plane ride or road trip. On a side note, I thought it was very neat how the book has a menu and discussion questions for a book club meeting. Thank you to TBCN for providing me with a copy for review. a positive review was not required.