FICTION

Smoke Screen

Thomas Nelson. Nov. 2019. 352p. ISBN 9780310332596. pap. $16.99. CF
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Fourteen years ago, Nate Beckett’s father was convicted of murdering the father of Nate’s high school girlfriend, Brenna Strickland. Shortly after, a fire at Pastor Strickland’s church and rumors that Nate set it caused him to leave Carlisle, CO, in search of a new life. There he becomes a smoke jumper and finds notoriety when he saves a prominent politician’s life. Sustaining damage from the fire and scarred in more ways than one, he comes back to his hometown to heal. Returning to Carlisle means facing both his old flame and his father, who was recently pardoned and released from jail. Brenna has turned to alcohol to numb the pain of a brutal custody battle. She and Nate seek solace and healing together until a wildfire ignites once again, threatening the town, and secrets come to light about the night many years ago that changed the course of all of their lives.
VERDICT Plot twists and likable characters light up this latest romantic suspense from best-selling author Blackstock (“Run” series). Themes of redemption and grace mark this love story that will be a hit among fans of Christian fiction and clean romantic suspense.

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