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Review: Journey’s Embrace

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After an injury forces Deputy U.S. Marshal Sage Michaelson off duty, he heads to his hometown with two things on his mind: recuperating and reevaluating, but Sage can’t refuse his best friend’s plea to keep a protective eye on his little sister after someone ransacks her house. But Delaney’s not so little anymore—and definitely not the young “Dane” Sage remembers. 

Flight Medic Delaney Hunt has loved Sage forever. But, he’s all about control and order while she embraces life and takes risks. As much as the idea appeals to her, she doesn’t need Sage looking over her shoulder. But when things go wrong and she finds herself hanging by her fingertips, who does she call to rescue her? 

Will Delaney ever be the woman Sage wants by his side? Can Sage learn to live by grace, recognizing that God is in control? Can they overcome their fears to embrace life together?


Journey’s Embrace is the third book in the series by Dora Hiers set in the fictional town of Journey Creek, North Carolina. Like the previous books in the series, it’s not one to miss. 

Even though he should remain hospitalized, Sage Michaelson answers the call from his friend Steven to watch over little sister Delaney while he’s on his honeymoon. Delaney’s recent experience with a man who broke into her home has Steven worried. Her subsequent experience at the wedding worries Sage. 

Delaney is no longer “The Great Dane” of Sage’s early years. She’s grown into a lovely, young and headstrong woman scared her feelings for Sage will show. After all, he makes it clear he still thinks of her as a sister.

Over the years, Sage has lost those closest to him. While he guards Delaney from a physical threat, he finds it harder to guard his heart from the risk of losing someone else. In the meantime, her mysterious enemy is bent on seeing to it that exact thing happens.

As writers, we’re told to discover what our characters fear most and turn up the heat by using that fear. Ms. Hiers does a good job of using Sage’s fear against him.

The banter between the characters makes the novel a fun read. At the same time, the romance sizzles and the threat of danger satisfies. So if you plan to spend a few hours with an entertaining romantic suspense, with the emphasis on romantic, curl up in a comfortable chair and open Journey’s Embrace


Disclosure of Material Connection: This story came to me free from White Rose Publishing and the author with the hope that I would mention it on this blog. There was no requirement for me to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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