Monday, December 5, 2022

Review of a New Release- Take My Hand by Kristen Hogrefe Parnell


Hello Readers,

I had the privilege of serving on the launch team for Take My Hand, a Christian Mystery & Suspense novel.  I give it a 5-star rating and highly recommend it.

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Trauma therapist Kaley Colbert needs a vacation from her job, and a ski trip with her church singles group seems like the perfect way to unplug. But while in the mountains, she learns that her last client was murdered hours after their meeting, and she wonders if the notes she's receiving from a possible stalker hold a more sinister warning.

On the trip, ex-boyfriend and entrepreneur Reef Mitchell wants to give their relationship another chance, but Kaley questions if his past and priorities could ever mesh with her life.  When her client's underworld connections catch up with her, she has no choice but trust Reef to help her stay alive, solve her client's mystery, and bring the killers to justice.

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About Kristen Hogrefe Parnell

Kristen Hogrefe Parnell is an award-winning author and a life-long learner. Her suspenseful stories for teens (published under her maiden name, Kristen Hogrefe) inspire hope, while her nonfiction writing dares readers to find faith in everyday adventures.
 Her first romantic suspense novel for women releases December 2022. She and her husband live in Florida and love sharing their lake home with family and friends. Join her at

My Thoughts on the Book

Kaley, a trauma counselor goes to Beech Mountain on a trip with a group from her church. Unknown to her, Reef, her ex-boyfriend is among them. Feeling guilt from the breakup, she wasn't looking forward to seeing him again.

The storyline takes a twist when she fills in at the trauma center for her boss. The client, with accusations of fear from the mob, has Kaley wondering about his sanity. The story encompasses murder, kidnapping and human trafficking but each is handled well. There is plenty of tense moments and some that seem hopeless, but the author makes trust in the Lord shine through.

This is one of the best woven Christian suspense tales I've read in a long time. Great characters that show faith, courage, and determination. Highly recommended.

I received an ARC from the author and voluntarily choose to review it.

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