Monday, May 22, 2023

Review: The Guardian by Dee Henderson

Series: O'Malley #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Tyndale House
Released: January 1, 2001
275 pages
About the Book:

A federal judge has been murdered. There is only one witness, and an assassin wants her dead. U.S. Marshall Marcus O'Malley thought he knew the risks of the assignment . . . but he was wrong.

Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. 

My Rating & Thoughts:    

Book two of the O’Malley series and features the oldest O’Malley, Marcus, who has always seen himself as the Guardian of the family.  He meets Sherry Hanford at a gala dinner event he is working, and they arrange to have coffee the next morning to get to know one another, but before they have a chance for that coffee date a shooting happens and Sherry becomes the main witness and victim, it quickly becomes evident that someone does not want Sherry to live. Marcus and his team place Sherry in protective custody and work on figuring out who is after Sherry so they can be stopped. During the course of the investigation we get to know Sherry pretty well and follow her through a heart-wrenching situation. Her strength to continue and her willingness to follow the Marshall's instructions made her a likeable character. Her whole life has been turned upside down and she must travel from one place to another to hide. During it all she continues to look to and lean on God for the strength, very inspiring. Marcus lost his mom when he was a child and ended up in the orphanage after her death. As a child he had faith in God and prayed his mom would be get better, but his prayers were not answered, and he turned his back on God. Sherry becomes an example to Marcus and we follow him rediscovering God. I enjoyed seeing these two get to know one another slowly and watch a relationship bloom. Meanwhile we are still following Jennifer’s story and see the family rally around her and make her a priority. I really loved these characters. 

(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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