Another nail-biter from Carol J. Post! Having escaped a dangerously abusive marriage herself, Tia has dedicated her life to helping other women and children escape similar situations. When she inherits a house unexpectedly, she is excited to realize that she will have even more room to provide a place for these hurting women to stay. The only monkey wrench to that plan is the grandson who shows up expecting to inherit the house himself. Because of his own background Jason easily understands Tia’s dedication and find himself sympathetic to her cause and also increasingly drawn to her.

During his stay in Harmony Grove, Jason discovers that he is being followed and Tia learns that her ex-husband has been released from prison. Otherwise despite their feeling that something is not right, life seems to go on normally as Christmas approaches until the situation suddenly explodes.

It took awhile before the author introduced the most suspenseful aspects of this tale as she deftly laid the foundation and backstory. But when the action began, it was intense! Many twists and surprises fill this plot that will keep you turning the pages to find out how things will turn out. I was definitely not disappointed in Shatter the Silence and can’t wait for the next book in this series. Well done!

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The hidden wounds bleed the worst…Tia Jordan almost died at the hands of an abusive, cruel husband and carries the scars, both inside and out. She is using those experiences to help other women and children find solace. Right now, her abused women’s shelter is bursting at the seams. When she learns she’s heir to a huge two-story house outside of town, she thanks God for unexpected blessings, until a grandson shows up with another will, threatening to contest hers. For the past several months, Jason Sloan has kept his nose to the grindstone, watching his mother’s cancer treatments dwindle away his savings. When he learns the inheritance he counted on has been left to Tia and her shelter, he’s torn. With his mother and him having been forced to flee an abusive situation themselves, Tia’s cause hits too close to home. All disagreements take a back seat, though, when he and Tia find themselves working together to fight an unseen foe. But which one of them is the target?


From medical secretary to court reporter to property manager to owner of a special events decorating company, Carol’s resume reads as if she doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up. But one thing that has remained constant through the years is her love for writing. She currently pens fun and fast-paced inspirational romance and romantic suspense stories. Her books have been nominated for a RITA® award and an RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award.

Carol lives in sunshiny Central Florida with her husband, who is her own real-life hero, and writes her stories under the shade of the huge oaks in her yard. Besides writing, she works alongside her music minister husband singing and playing the piano. She enjoys sailing, hiking, camping—almost anything outdoors. Her two grown daughters and grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all that nurturing into taking care of a fat and sassy black cat and a highly spoiled dachshund.

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