Review – The Taking of Carly Bradford

Carly Bradford is missing. Has been missing for three long months and police chief Tyler Madison feels a failure over his inability to locate her. The trail has gone so cold, Tyler fears Carly is no longer alive. Even when Dee Kelley finds a pair of white sandals near the river, sandals identical to the ones Carly wore when she disappeared, Tyler refuses to get excited over the possibility that these are Carly’s sandals and that she might still be alive.

But he can’t ignore the truth when a blue sundress identical to the one Carly wore on that fateful day turns up. When the Bradford’s positively identify the clothing as Carly’s, a new fear enters Tyler’s life. Fear that Carly is alive and the sudden appearance of these clues means the kidnapper is planning to move Carly out of the area unless he finds her first.

With the time clock ticking, Tyler sets out to locate Carly. Dee, having lost her own son in an auto accident, feels compelled to help find and return Carly to her parents. Even more so when Dee’s life is threatened for interfering.

In The Taking of Carly Bradford, author Ramona Richards, masterfully combines a sweet romance with exciting suspense. She tackles tough areas with the loss of a child and another child kidnapped, but uses the topics to show us how those who have suffered loss can help others heal. She weaves a strong spiritual message in the book and reminds us that faith like that of a small child can restore a relationship with God.

The Taking of Carly Bradford (Jackson's Retreat, Book 3) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #150)
The Taking of Carly Bradford (Jackson’s Retreat, Book 3) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #150)
by Ramona Richards
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Review – The Taking of Carly Bradford
Reviewed by Susan Sleeman
This is the first book by Ramona Richards I have read, and I enjoyed it so much that I will certainly look for other books by this author.
Carly Bradford is missing. Has been missing for three long months and police chief Tyler Madison feels a failure over his inability to locate her. The trail has gone so cold, Tyler fears Carly is no longer alive. Even when Dee Kelley finds a pair of white sandals near the river, sandals identical to the ones Carly wore when she disappeared, Tyler refuses to get excited over the possibility that these are Carly’s sandals and that she might still be alive.

But he can’t ignore the truth when a blue sundress identical to the one Carly wore on that fateful day turns up. When the Bradford’s positively identify the clothing as Carly’s, a new fear enters Tyler’s life. Fear that Carly is alive and the sudden appearance of these clues means the kidnapper is planning to move Carly out of the area unless he finds her first.

With the time clock ticking, Tyler sets out to locate Carly. Dee, having lost her own son in an auto accident, feels compelled to help find and return Carly to her parents. Even more so when Dee’s life is threatened for interfering.

In The Taking of Carly Bradford, author Ramona Richards, masterfully combines a sweet romance with exciting suspense. She tackles tough areas with the loss of a child and another child kidnapped, but uses the topics to show us how those who have suffered loss can help others heal. She weaves a strong spiritual message in the book and reminds us that faith like that of a small child can restore a relationship with God.

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Susan Sleeman


Susan Sleeman

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Her first book, High-Stakes Inheritance was an ECPA bestseller. Award nominations include The Christmas Witness for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and Thread of Suspicion for the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award.

In addition to writing, Susan also hosts the popular website TheSuspenseZone.com. She currently lives in Oregon, but has lived in nine states. Her husband is a realtor and they have two daughters, a son-in-law, and an adorable grandson.


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About Ramona Richards

Ramona Richards RAMONA RICHARDS, an award-winning editor and author, started writing as a child and sold her first story in her 20s. After 25 years as an editor, she returned to writing fiction, and her first three Steeple Hill novels, including THE TAKING OF CARLY BRADFORD, received 4 ? stars from Romantic Times magazine. She lives with her daughter Rachel near Nashville, and she occasionally escapes by scuba diving, hiking, dancing, and going to movies and bookstores.

 

 

 

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The Taking of Carly Bradford (Jackson’s Retreat, Book 3) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #150)
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The Taking of Carly Bradford (Jackson’s Retreat, Book 3) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #150)
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The Face of Deceit (Jackson’s Retreat, Book 2) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #117)
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A Murder Among Friends (Jackson’s Retreat, Book 1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #42)
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