Out of Focus: An Adams Grove Novel

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Overview

Kasey Phillips thought her biggest problem was deciding whether to photograph Cody Tuggle's honky-tonkin' tour, until an accident on Route 58 claims the life of her husband.

Hurricane Ernesto threatens the region. In a desperate race against time they search for Kasey's three-year-old son who is missing from the wreckage.

The community and friends rally to help, but someone knows more than they are telling.

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Overview

Kasey Phillips thought her biggest problem was deciding whether to photograph Cody Tuggle's honky-tonkin' tour, until an accident on Route 58 claims the life of her husband.

Hurricane Ernesto threatens the region. In a desperate race against time they search for Kasey's three-year-old son who is missing from the wreckage.

The community and friends rally to help, but someone knows more than they are telling.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615556314
  • Publisher: Crossroads
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 672,745
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Naigle writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense. A Senior Vice President with Bank of America by day, Nancy spends her spare time creating small town worlds filled with community, heart, and suspense. She hopes readers will accept her invitation to visit Adams Grove and will grow to care about the residents as much as she does.
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  • Posted April 22, 2014

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     I was mildly surprised at actually liking it. Fast paced, heart

     I was mildly surprised at actually liking it. Fast paced, heartbreaking, terrorizing moments, finding life and love again after such tragedies and small town spirit made me a bit wishful for my former tiny hometown. Ahhh, too bad you can't go home again. This is a good one for those of you who enjoy a more real life thriller and heartstring puller. And it has a happy ending which is my of course, my favorite way to end anything.

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

    Absolutely Wonderful! While she was doing a shoot with C&W s

    Absolutely Wonderful!
    While she was doing a shoot with C&W star Cody Tuggle, Kasey could not even begin to imagine how her life was about to change. Within hours she has lost her heart and soul when he husband is killed and her three year old son disappears. She clings to her love, her personal strength, and hope in this is a beautiful story about the strength of a mother's heart and7 the beauty of friendships. An absolutely beautiful must read!
    I will be reading all of the books in Nancy Naigles Adams Grove Novels!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    This book was included in a "box" titled "The Per

    This book was included in a "box" titled "The Perfect Ten". It is for my nook. I really enjoyed this book. Sat up half of the night reading and then got up early next morning to finish it. Towards the end have a box of tissue available.

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  • Posted October 6, 2013

    First thoughts after...... Can't wait to dig into the next and s

    First thoughts after......
    Can't wait to dig into the next and skip back to Sweet Tea and Secrets. (Yes I could kick myself....I read out of order....)


    How distracted did I get?
    Out of Focus is a must read for all my romantic suspense followers! I felt the emotions Kasey was feeling and don't even want to imagine. Along with rooting for her through to the end and still wanting more of her story. The men supporting her are nothing to snooze at. I'm loving Cody! I hate to do it but I'll have to wait a bit to dig into the next Adam's Grove Novel but this series is a MUST buy!!!!

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Another fantastic novel by Nancy!!! I laughed, cried and was on

    Another fantastic novel by Nancy!!! I laughed, cried and was on the edge of my seat till the very end. I highly recommend this book to everyone!! 

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  • Posted June 30, 2013

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    I really liked this book.  It was a little more focused on myste

    I really liked this book.  It was a little more focused on mystery than romance.  It is the second book in a series but could really have been a standalone book.  The first book introduced us to Adams Grove and I expected to spend more time there.  I was a little disappointed that I had to wait until almost halfway through the book to find any connection or mention of Adams Grove.  I was also disappointed not to have been able to see more of the characters in the first book in this one.




    That being said, I actually enjoyed the mystery in this book more than the first one.  The romance is handled well given the subject matter surrounding the story.  The characters are again well developed and likable in general.  I liked how the relationships developed throughout the story.  Although the timeline of the story was not always clear it was still quite easy to follow the plot.  It was not quite as easy to identify the perpetrator in this story as it was in the first book.




    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a light mystery with a little romance and suspense added to the mix.  Although this is the second book in the series, I believe these two can be read in any order.  My overall rating for this one is 3.5 stars.  I am looking forward to the third in the series.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

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    Out of Focus is the title of Southern Author Nancy Naigle's seco

    Out of Focus is the title of Southern Author Nancy Naigle's second Adams Grove novel. Like her first book, Sweet Tea and Secrets, this book has a smooth storyline with a wonderful Southern voice. Unlike the first one, this book is a little more mystery and a little less romance. Both are equally good reads. This time we are introduced to Kasey, who is a new comer to Adams Grove. While on the road working as a photographer on tour with a country singing star, Kasey's husband has been having the folks in Adam's Grove build the perfect house for them and their son. When he is killed and their son, Jake, goes missing, Kasey moves into the house in Adams Grove to search for Jake. I actually enjoyed this book a little bit better since it was more of a mystery and less of a romance. I thought the mystery was well crafted. Although I guessed who the perpetrator was, it was not AS transparent as in the first book and the mystery had a little more depth to it. That said, I believe that the author played the romance part of the book just right. It would have been too strange to have Kasey get involved in a big romance so close to the death of her husband, and I believe it would have hurt the story for that to happen. Finally, although this book was also set in Adams Grove, to say that these books were are a series is a bit of a stretch. The overlap of characters between the two is very small. In fact, it was so small that it was a bit confusing as to which story came first. In addition, there was one disconnect between the two books that threw me for a loop for a while. I won't say anymore than that. The bottom line is that there were some characters in the first book that I would really like to get to know better, and I hope that the author continues to write about Adams Grove and includes some of those characters in future stories. Adams Grove is definitely a town that one would like to spend more time in as a reader and settle in as a character.

    NOTE: The original version of Sweet Tea and Secrets is no longer available, but a revised and extended version is to be released soon. In referring to it here, I refer to the original version.

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