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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Christmas Haven by Hope White

Love Inspired Suspense - November 1, 2011

About the book:


Shock is police captain Morgan Wright's first reaction to seeing his former sweetheart, Julie Burns. But concern soon follows. The lovely social worker left Port Whisper behind years ago. Why is she back…and what's got her so scared?

Her hometown was the only safe place Julie could turn to after witnessing a kidnapping. She didn't count on trouble following her. And she certainly didn't expect to run into Morgan, or to feel that old love rekindle. Morgan wants to help her, and she wants to let him—but now that danger has intruded on her safe haven, everyone's at risk….

My rating:

My thoughts:

High school sweethearts Morgan Wright and Julie Burns were expected to get married, but Julie left the small town of Port Whisper and now is a social worker in Portland. Will they ever find their way back together?

After a series of events, including a kidnapping Julie witnesses, she feels like she is in danger and feels someone might be watching her. She decides to return to Port Whisper, where it's safe - or she thinks it is, but will danger follow her even there?

Christmas Haven is the first book I've read by Hope White, but I definitely plan on reading her other books.

From the beginning pages of Christmas Haven there was suspense and the book held my attention. I loved the characters and especially enjoyed the "love story" between Morgan and Julie.

While I was able to guess one of the culprits (and something else that happens in the story) fairly early in the novel, I will say that I still found it to be thrilling and enjoyable.

Overall, Christmas Haven was a great suspense/romance book that I loved and definitely recommend! I look forward to reading the next book by Hope White.

*I received a complimentary copy of Christmas Haven from the author to review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done.*


Hope White has generously offered to give away a copy of her books Christmas Haven and Witness on the Run!!! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. U.S. only.

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  1. I have read your review on Christmas Haven by Hope White and would love to read this book
    thanks for sharing
    Paula O

  2. I'd enjoy reading Christmas haven by Hope white. Love Inspired books are a favorite of mine. Susan F.

  3. I would love either book, but Christmas Haven sounds great.

  4. I am a huge Christmas fan and would enjoy reading Christimas Haven. Thanks for the giveaway. Congrats on the release.

    your1chef at aol dot com

  5. I think Christmas haven sounds good! Thank you

  6. This sounds like a wonderful book to read during the Christmas season, especially when it so cold outside.


  7. I just goofed and forgot to mention that I would love to win
    'Christmas Haven'.


  8. I love Christmas books and Christmas Haven sounds like a great one! I would love to be entered to win a copy! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

  9. The form didn't leave me an extra info on the following:
    email subscriber: jwitt33 at live dot com

  10. I enjoy romantic suspense and Christmas Haven sounds terrific.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  11. I would love a copy of Christmas Haven!

  12. I'd love to read both, but if I had to pick one, I'd probably pick Christmas Haven.

  13. I would love to read Christmas Haven!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  14. I love Christmas books. Thanks for the chance to win this. This looks like a great book.


  15. I am a Christmas book addict:) Combining suspense and romance couldn't be any better! Christmas Haven sounds great.

  16. This sounds like a great book! I would enjoy reading them both, but Christmas is my favorite time of the year. So, I would choose Christmas Haven. Thanks for the chance to win!


  17. They both sound great but I would choose Witness on the Run.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  18. Sounds intriguing! I didn't read your full review because I don't like knowing any part of a book I'm about to read. I just like that you gave it 5 stars so I'm trusting you...

  19. Christmas Haven.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  20. These sound like some great mysteries. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  21. I just love Love Inspired Suspense books. I would love to read Witness On The Run. Thank you for the review.


    (kelly blackwell on rafflecopter I think)

  22. I didn't see a place on the form so I just thought I should post here that I follow via email at kalea_kane(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. Both books sound really good. I love Christmas novels and also anything that is Love Inspired.

    Loraine @ Lpertelt@aol.com

  24. I love good, clean suspense, and I'm a big Love Inspired fan. Both books sounds very good and I'd love the opportunity to read either of them - a slight edge to The Christmas Haven. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I would be blessed to win either one, but I would most prefer Christmas Haven this time of the year:)

  26. Witness on the Run would be my pick if I won. I have alread read the other one. Good.....

  27. Both novels sound awesome... at first i thought everyone wanted the Christmas one according to the comments, but later on i saw a few who wanted Witness on the Run as well - it almost sounds like you don't like making decisions any more than i do, so you want me to say? Witness on the Run...the Christmas Haven...no i'll stick with the Witness! Thanks for a great post, and giveaway, i am so thrilled i found this blog. marianne atmarianne[dot]wanham[at]gmail[dot]com

  28. Thanks for the review! I'd love to read this.
    lvsgund at gmail.com

  29. Would love either book! ashleywintters (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. I'd like to read christmas Haven
    tjranch at ymail dot com


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