Author: Lynette Eason
Genre: Romantice Suspense
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Four nail-biting novellas in one!
Nolan Tanner never got over Kallie Ainsworth's sudden, unexplained departure. Now when he comes to her rescue after an attempt on her life, all the old feelings come rushing back.
When professional fundraiser Lillian Maloney sees her father's campaign manager commit murder, she goes on the run from the men he hires to kill her. A close call brings firefighter Jason Tanner to the rescue, but the killer is closing in . . .
Someone wants Honor McBride dead. When Eli Murphy helps her change a flat tire and discovers the danger Honor is in, he longs to help--but Eli has secrets of his own that could get them all killed.
When Detective Derek St. John rescues a woman he's met only once before--and has never been able to forget--he finds himself falling for her. But he'll have to keep Claire Montgomery alive if they're to have a future together.
Reviewer: Abigail Harris
Lethal Homecoming: I read this novella before and hadn’t realized that when I requested the novella collection from Revell for review since I was excited for the story of Derek St. John from the Blue Justice books, and I didn’t read the blurb, I didn’t have to, knowing that it was a collection from Lynette Eason, enough for me. I enjoyed this novella, the plot was all right though rushed a little bit, the characters could possibly be a little average for the suspense genre but I still enjoyed reading about them.
Lethal Conspiracy: For thrillers about politicians this might be my favorite story. With secrets, romance, new friends, murder, and a campaign manager gone bad you can't go wrong with this book. But, there is content that makes this a novella for older readers.
Lethal Secrets: Starting with a bullet this is one interesting ride of a read, and it was not like any suspense I've read recently, it was nice to read a new take on romantic suspense. And the kids were so cute, sweet, and too smart for their own good.
Lethal Agenda: This is a long awaited story that is not nearly long enough in my opinion. It was so good, with the craziest of the St. John family yet, who picks up what he did? Yeah, it was the only way to live but yikes. I cannot begin to describe my love of this book and can just say it needs to be on your TBR list!
Recommendation: 16/19 up for content.
Verse: Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (King James Version.)
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
Reviewer: Gee Dixon
I enjoyed reading these 4 Romantic Suspense Novellas by Lynette Eason. Protecting Tanner Hollow was the town that had a lot of mystery, suspense, and a bit of romance. The inspiration and faith the characters had got them through each of their stories.
I really liked how these four stories began to tie in with the Blue Justice Series and to have the St. John's family brought into the story.
Disclaimer: I received this book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group through Interviews and Reviews. My review is my honest opinion.
Reviewer: Mindy Houng
Lynette Eason never disappoints with her well-written plot and high-powered, adrenaline-laced action and suspense and memorable characters. I love that these four novellas take place in the small town of Tanner Hollow, NC and are connected by the characters in each story.
Lethal Homecoming features Nolan Tanner, a detective in Tanner Hollow, and Kallie who is being targeted as she returns to town for her stepfather’s funeral. Lethal Conspiracy is about Jason Tanner, Nolan’s firefighter brother, and Lilly, a politician’s daughter, running from a killer. Lethal Secrets features Eli, the Tanner brothers’ cousin, and Honor who is a single mother of five running from those attempting to kill her and harm her children. These three novellas have previously been published separately under their titles. Lethal Agenda, a new novella, brings Derek St. John from the Blue Justice series into Claire’s life as she tries to figure out how her job as a forensic specialist is tied to the near death experiences she keeps having. The villains are unexpected and surprising in each story and each story reads like a full-length novel. If you enjoy romantic suspense, you will love this collection of novellas.
I received a copy of the book from Baker Publishing via Interviews & Reviews and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All comments and opinions are solely my own.
Reviewer: Abigail Harder
I need more Lynette Eason novellas - and if I’m being honest I need novels too - please. I loved reading the four novellas that were in the book. They all were amazing and I could not put it down.
Though this one was short, I still really loved reading about Nolan and Kallie. The suspense and mystery were amazing. Just reading this one novella made me fall in love with Lynette Eason’s writing all over again.
This one wasn’t as strong in the mystery department like the last one was, but it still got my heart thumping in anticipation. I really loved getting to know Jason more in this one after reading about him in the novella before. I loved that Mrs. Eason connected all her novellas. It was fabulous.
Though this one was probably my less liked novella, it was still pretty darn good. I don’t know what about Mrs. Eason’s makes it so addicting but even though I didn’t love this one it still drew me in and then spit me out once I was done. It was fabulous!
This one was probably my favorite because it was about the very last St. John kid. If y’all have read any of my other reviews about Mrs. Eason’s books then you know how much I LOVE the St. John family. I loved getting to read about Derek and get to know about him a bit more. Also like his siblings before him, his story was just as suspenseful and amazing. Seriously, the St. John family is one of my all time favorite fiction families!
Overall I really enjoyed every single novella that was found in this book. I am really hoping that Mrs. Eason has a few more novels for us coming up in the future!
FTC: I received this book from Revell through Interviews and Reviews in exchange for my personal opinion. All thoughts are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
Reviewer: Paul Shreckhise
Protecting Tanner Hollow by Lynette Eason is a four novella collection.
I have been a fan of Lynette Eason's for quite a while. I frequently say I will read anything she writes. This collection did not disappoint!
LETHAL HOMECOMING starts out with a very exciting scene and the suspense builds. Who wants Kallie Ainsworth dead? Her stepfather has died, but she isn’t a threat, or so she believes. Detective Nolan Tanner wants to ensure her safety and to keep her from being accused of murder. Ms. Eason keeps you guessing until the end.
LETHAL CONSPIRACY: Lillian Maloney sees something she shouldn’t and her life is in danger. Can firefighter Jason Tanner help find the evidence that conveniently disappeared? This was full of twists and turns and unexpected events to keep you on your toes. Then the pieces begin to fall into place.
LETHAL SECRETS: Honor McBride is running from her past and the mess her dead husband left for her to deal with. She seeks refuge in Tanner Hollow. All she wants is to live in peace in the house her great aunt willed to her. But someone wants to disrupt that peace. Eli Murphy helps her the minute she rolls into town with a flat tire. He seems to be there for her no matter the danger. Ms. Eason portrays a widow with five children with realism and heart as she ramps up the tension and confounds us with possible suspects.
LETHAL AGENDA is in my opinion the best of the bunch. I read the whole Blue Justice series earlier this year and was longing to see what brother Derek St. John’s story would be. I couldn’t be happier. Ms. Eason has a way of coming up with fresh ideas for criminals to harass and perplex their victims. I love the way Derek and Claire found each other again and how he protected her. The whole St.John family came together at Thanksgiving for their celebration of love and friendly chaos. It was the icing on the cake for the St. John family stories.
A copy of this book was provided by Revell Publishers through Interviews and Reviews.i was under no obligation to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
Reviewer: Caroline Star
I always look forward to Lynette Eason's books because I know I can always expect a brilliantly thought-out and well written suspense novel, and Protecting Tanner Hollow was certainly no exception!
Featuring some amazing characters from the Tanner family (Nolan and Jason) as well as other characters such as Derek from the beloved St. John family and Eli Murphy, I found this set of 4 novellas (each ~100 pages) a delight to read! I loved how some of the novellas were written from a male perspective, and also how there were so many family + friend interactions in each of the stories, especially so in Honor McBride's story with all her lovely children (sweet Beth Ann and her vocabulary!) and how Eli and the whole town of Tanner Hollow pitched in to help her.
Even though I adored them all, my favorite novella is probably the last one (Derek St. John and Claire Montgomery's story) because the chance to catch a glimpse of the amazing St. John family meant so much to me since I really loved the whole Blue Justice series. I rather do wish that Eason could have provided a bit more backstory to when they met, but perhaps she did in the Blue Justice series and I just missed it. But I'm so glad that Derek ended up getting his own story, albeit it being a novella!
Overall, Protecting Tanner Hallow provided me with such a lovely read with the amazing characters and dynamic family relationships (with Kallie's step-siblings and the St. John family), and it will always have a place on my favorites shelf. Well done, Ms. Eason! Highly recommended.
This book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing, Revell Division, through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: Rebecca Maney
"Bad things happened in the dark." - Lethal Homecoming
Kallie Armstrong travels home to Tanner Hollow only to experience an accident that was meant to end her life before she even arrived. When help appears, it's in the form of a hero who captured her heart so many years ago; when she left without saying good-by to Nolan Tanner.
"He needed to put away the image of the beautiful dark haired woman on the gurney . . . " - Lethal Conspiracy
Tanner Hollow firefighter Jason Tanner is shocked by his visceral reaction to Lilly Peterson. After finding her trapped in a burning garage and accompanying her to the hospital, he actually believes her unusual story . . she wasn't trying to commit suicide, she was certain that someone was trying to kill her.
"The desperation flashing in the woman's pretty, yet fatigued, eyes tugged on heartstrings he'd thought long gone." - Lethal Secrets
Eli Marshall is happy to change the newcomer's tires and make sure that her five young children got something to eat, but he is certain that Honor McBrie is not going to like the condition of her new home. Unfortunately, she's made it perfectly clear that she doesn't necessarily need his help . . . .until she does.
"Someone's in my house . . . . " - Lethal Agenda
Claire Montgomery never expected to nearly die in her own home. When Tanner Hollow Sheriff Nolan Tanner responds to her distress call, he has someone with him; Derek St. John. How could her one time conversation with the handsome detective over a year ago still remain so present in her memory?
Four fast paced stories with multitudinous scenarios and a dizzying array of plot curves; packaged perfectly into an enjoyable collection.
I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing through Interviews and Reviews. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
Reviewer: Anna Bottoms
If you love romantic suspense, Tanner Hollow is the place to be. Even in charming small town America danger sometimes lurks around the corner.
These four novellas combine into one great book full of suspense. Each one has interconnected characters who face danger as they grow in love and faith.
With the perfect heroes just waiting to come to the rescue, and emotions stirring, happily ever after could be closer than they think. If they survive long enough to find it.
Not only did I love the main characters in each novella, but the side characters were well written and woven into the story in a way that made them real. Who wouldn’t love a boisterous large family, and precocious kids?
I had one small issue, I love Lynette’s books, but It was a bit disappointing to feel like I’d read at least part of this one before. I knew exactly what was going to happen, and the ending as soon as I began to read. However, I still recommend this book.
I was given an ARC courtesy of Baker Publishing Group through Interviews and Reviews and this is my honest opinion.
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