A Man of Honor

A Man of Honor

by Linda Barrett

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BN ID: 2940159163400
Publisher: Linda Barrett
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Series: Starting Over , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 10,895
File size: 280 KB

About the Author

Linda Barrett grew up in Queens, NY and earned her BA and MS at Hunter College. She's also lived in Massachusetts, Texas and currently resides with her husband in the greater Tampa, FL area. "Enjoying different parts of the country has been a wonderful experience, and I've made life-long friends everywhere."

Linda's written fifteen contemporary romances, three books of general fiction focusing on families in crisis, and a memoir about surviving breast cancer twice. She's won industry awards such as the Holt Medallion, the Award of Excellence, and the Write Touch Reader's Award through Romance Writers of America. To learn more about her, please visit her website: www.linda-barrett.com

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Man Of Honor 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brave and stubborn Heather. Love that her character fights for the less fortunate !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I'll admit to being a sucker for stories about people who believe they can make a difference. Heather Marshall and Dave McCoy are just such two people. She's a woman still coming to terms with her abusive childhood, and her way of dealing with that is to reach out to teens in whose shoes she's been. Since her abuser was her dad and a cop, the last man in the world who could be right for her is police officer Dave McCoy. As they work through their mistrusts of each other, Ms. Barrett keeps the tension racheted high as these characters fight off the bad guys who inhabit the shady world of runaways and rub shoulders with the elite of the social pages who help provide resources for the safe house that Heather is building. The secondary characters are as well drawn as the hero and heroine. The situations and background against which this story is set feel authentic. From the first page to the very end, I couldn't wait to read what happened next. So, this book comes with a warning -- don't start it at bedtime, 'cause you'll be up late.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heather Marshall has a problem with cops. Her father was an abusive law enforcement officer who made her childhood a living hell. But Heather is a survivor and has dedicated her life to helping abused women and children. She and her sister run an inner-city shelter called Welcome Home. In addition to this full-time endeavor, Heather cruises the streets of Houston at night, searching for teenage runaways, providing them with food and blankets. It¿s not nearly enough, but it¿s all she can offer until she¿s able to open another shelter specifically targeting the runaways. Officer Dave McCoy thinks Heather Marshall is heading for trouble, big time. The woman rushes into situations without assessing for danger first. After he rescues her from a gang of thugs, he vows to watch over and protect her. Heather doesn¿t want his protection she can take care of herself, thank you very much. When the wife and children of an abusive cop show up at her shelter, Heather takes them in and offers sanctuary despite the dangers involved. This particular case strikes close to home and awakens bad memories, reinforcing Heather¿s belief that there¿s no such thing as a good cop. As Heather and Dave work together on the new shelter, she finds this core belief shaken. And when danger comes knocking on the door of Welcome Home, will Heather be able to let go of her past and trust the man in blue who has captured her heart? In A MAN OF HONOR, Linda Barrett has written a compelling love story interwoven with a serious subject¿family abuse. With sure, deft strokes, she has created a gripping tale of honest-to-goodness people battling an age-old social problem. Her characters jump off the page and into our hearts. After reading A Man of Honor, I find it no surprise that Linda Barrett is a 2006 Holt Medallion winner. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Heather Marshall grew up with physically abusive and alcoholic parents. Her older sister, Kathy, was able to get away five years sooner than Heather could. Everyone in the little town of Dry Creek, Texas, knew what was going on. Yet no one would interfere since her father, Big George Marshall, was the town's deputy sheriff. ...................... A bit over ten years has passed. Heather now lives in Houston with her sister and Mark, Kathy's fiancée. The two sisters run Welcome Home, a shelter for women and children in need of help. At night, Heather drives a van around the city, looking for runaway kids and teens that need help, medical attention, or simply food. Knowing what it is like to be a victim, Heather has kept herself fit with kickboxing. She is determined to never be a quiet victim again. .................... Officer David 'Dave' McCoy, is the cop who has Welcome Home on his beat. He is amazed by Heather's dedication to the people in need. When Heather is in danger of retaliation from a thug she took down (in self defense), Dave cannot understand why she is afraid to trust her safety - and her heart - to a cop. All he can do is keep an eye on her, try to keep her safe, and volunteer time in renovating the building that will become Heather's second shelter, Girlfriends. .................... To make matters worse, a policeman on the other side of town has listed his depressed wife and two kids as missing. Dave is pretty sure that Heather has them hidden away at Welcome Home, but will never admit it. Heather and Kathy's shelter is the only one willing to help the abused family of a cop! It is up to Dave to protect Heather and prove to her that not all cops are dirty! ................... ***** Excellent! I could not help but feel for the people Heather and Kathy helps. This book certainly opened my eyes to what goes on in broken families not to mention how hard and frightening it is for the abused victims to seek help. All the characters are well developed and totally believable! When Heather's parents come back for a second chance, I totally understood her anger and frustration. Author Linda Barrett, once again, shows her amazing talent and brings her story to life. Highly recommended! *****