Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blue 52 by Elaine Cantrell (4.5 stars)

About Blue 52
(from GoodReads)

"First Lady Kills President Lovinggood"
December 29, 2018

Thirty years later Hank Lovinggood embarks on a quest to prove his mother's innocence and punish the killers who took his family from him. Together Hank and lovely physicist Kathryn Sinclair confront an implacable, twisted, merciless enemy who'll do whatever it takes to hide the truth forever.

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The Lovinggood's are political royalty, but they've paid some steep dues along the way. Years ago, Hank Lovinggood lost his parents--then the President and First Lady--tragically. Something he could never fully accept. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows him to change his fate, and theirs, will he have the courage to take it? If you could go back and change the course of your own life, would you?

I don't want to give away too much in my review, especially since the book synopsis doesn't. What I can say is... Wow! I love the concept of this book from start to finish. It's a mystery, but with the twist of being set in the future (and all the possibilities that entails). But it's also about love--not just romance, but the importance of family and how they affect who we will be. 

For those who love the exhilarating feeling of being on the edge of your seat, this book will keep you engaged. But it's so much more, because the characters are rich and intricately interwoven and the romance has heart. My only slight complaint... I felt Hank's romance was rushed. But given the intense circumstances, it's understandable. I just wanted to savor it a bit more.

Honestly, I didn't want the book to end. Simply wonderful.

Rating: 4.5 stars

I also greatly enjoyed this author's book, The Enchanted. Read the review here.

About the Author

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University.  She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators, Romance Writers of America, and EPIC authors.  Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest.  When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments. 

Visit her website at www.elainecantrell.com. Also, connect with Elaine Cantrell on Twitter, Facebook, and GoodReads.

Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.