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Heart of Lies (Irish Angel Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Good christian read..

    This was a good christian read. I was pretty excited after reading the first book of this series to see if the long lost sister would be found... as well as to see if there would be a touch of romance in this one as well. After reading this one I am honestly at this point not sure if I will take the time to read the next in the series.... this one I had to drag myself through at times. I was NOT happy with parts of the ending.. but I suppose things can and might change in the 3rd book.
    In the midst of lies as well as a life built on falsehoods, you will see the struggle of what could begin as romance.. as well as the main character's struggle with feeling as though she is not good enough. It was a heart felt story line... I would recommend you to read this book if you liked the first!

    CH

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

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    Heart Of Lies

    "Heart Of Lies" takes place in Louisiana in 1875. Maddie Grande keeps having a recurring nightmare, in this nightmare, she and a faceless blond girl are whisked thru the streets of New Orleans by man whom she knows will beat her if she falls behind. While this dream causes terror for Mattie worse still is the fact that she feels sorrow and loss because the blond haired girl promised to take care of Maddie, but Maddie has no idea who she is. Maddie didn't grow up in a family, instead she grew up in a "tribe" that lived in a shadows, earning their keep by stealing and begging. When the leader of the tribe dies, the members scatter and Maddie along with two of her tribe brothers known as the "twins" move to the bayou where Maddie hopes for a more peaceful life. When the "twins" kidnap an eight year old child named Penelope Perkins,in the hopes of collecting a reward they expect Maddie to take care of her.
    Pinkerton Detective Agent Tom Abbott is in New Orleans hired to look for a woman's missing sister, but is pulled into the case of kidnapped Penelope. The case leads him to the bayou and Maddie, whom he starts having feelings for. Will Maddie do the right thing, and help Penelope get home, and what about Maddie and Tom? Is there a relationship there, or will he have to turn her in as an accomplice to kidnapping?

    While this book was somewhat predictable, sometimes its nice to read a nice smooth story that while it holds your attention its easy to follow and figure out the ending, and thats how this story was for me.Maddie's character was easy to like,her backstory really had me feeling sorry for her, and I really wanted things to work out for her, she deserved it!.My favorite parts of the story revolved around Penelope. She was such a charmer, and her personality just jumped off the pages.
    Fans of historical romance with a spiritual message woven in will certainly enjoy this story. This is the second book in the Irish Angel series but can easily be read as a stand alone. I for one will be watching for the next book in the series titled "Heart Of Glass" due out in 2012.

    I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

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    Recommended Historical Romance

    First the cover draws you in to this story. Set in New Orleans and starting in the bayou. I can just picture the area where her camp is...with the Spanish Moss hanging everywhere.
    When the twins get rich quick plan includes kidnapping Penelope ...they didn't realize what they were getting into. She is so precocious and a little handful...you can't help smile!
    When you learn of the life of the life Maddie had as a Child you become horrified. How could it happen, but this was in the 1800's. She has a nightmare quite frequently, she cannot figure out.
    Loved the interaction of Maddie and Tom. Can they overcome their differences and find a relationship? Will darling Penelope find her way home? Will the Twins pay for their crimes? You will love finding the answers to these questions and more...read this wonderful book!
    I was provided a copy of this book by Zondervan, the opinions express are my own!

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    Heart Of Lies by Jill Marie Landis

    Maddie Grande grew up on the streets of New Orleans as a trained thief, pick pocket, and criminal in Heart Of Lies by Jill Marie Landis. She has lived a hard and poor life, given to two men in her youth, having children outside of the marriage union, and now, harboring kidnapped eight-year-old Penelope in the bayou, the daughter of wealthy carpetbaggers.

    When Tom Abbott, a Pinkerton agent, discovers Maddie in his search for Penelope, be believes Maddie might be connected to another case he has been working on. Could Maddie actually be Megan his client's sister? Will Maddie steal Tom's heart?

    Jill Marie Landis is the bestselling author of over twenty novels. She has won numerous awards for her sweeping emotional romances, such as Summer Moon and Magnolia Creek. With her toes in the sand and head in the clouds, Jill now lives in Hawaii with her husband, Steve.

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