I do not usually think of a suspense novel as heartwarming but author Heather Woodhaven has somehow managed to take an action-filled story that is filled with danger and suspense and weave a sweet, comforting thread throughout its pages.

When US Marshal Delaney Patton is assigned to protect murder witness Bruce Walker and his daughter, she has difficulty relating to the child who is the same age as the daughter she gave up to adoption. Little by little the little girl manages to penetrate Delaney’s defenses with her endearing personality. Meanwhile it seems as though their enemy knows every move before they make it and Delaney and Bruce find themselves in a race for their very lives.

I loved this story with all its action, suspense, and surprises laced with a touching romance. It was easy to like the characters and hope for a positive conclusion for them. I will certainly look forward to more books by this author.

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Safeguarding the witness…

And his adopted little girl

US Marshal Delaney Patton’s assignment: protect murder witness Bruce Walker and his daughter—a little girl Delaney suspects is the child she gave up for adoption years ago. But before she can explore a possible reunion, Delaney must outsmart the deadly criminal organization tracking their every move. Can she shield them long enough to find the truth…and possibly become part of the family she’s falling for?


Heather Woodhaven earned her pilot’s license, rode a hot air balloon over the safari lands of Kenya, assisted an engineer with a medical laser in a Haitian mission, parasailed over Caribbean seas, lived through an accidental detour onto a black diamond ski trail in the Aspens and snorkeled among sting rays before becoming a mother of three and wife of one. Now Heather spends her days celebrating laughter, adding to her impressive list of embarrassing moments, and raising a family of aspiring comedians who perform nightly at her table. She channels her love for adventure into writing characters who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances–whether running for their lives or battling the insanities of life.