Saturday, April 17, 2010

Book Review: Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze
Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah
Publish Date: March 16, 2010
Paperback, 352 pages

My Review:
If you like edge-of-your-seat thrillers with some romance then this is a book for you.  This was my first experience with Ms. Hinze as an author.  She writes great romantic suspense. 

I liked this book for it's different from the ordinary plot.  The book features Kelly, a woman who we learn at the beginning of the book is on the run from a group she knows little about.  Then she ends up unconscious and left in a field with no memory of who she is and what is going on.  She remembers some things, just not everything or the important things.  Ben is just trying to get over the loss of his family several years ago and does not want to get involved in anything like what Kelly is involved in, but he gets pulled in and then he can't leave her.

It's exciting and it keeps you guessing.  I liked how the story was given to you a little bit at a time.  You didn't know much about Kelly, Ben or the bad guys in the beginning and then slowly their stories unfold.  This is the first in the series and was an enjoyable read.  I look forward to the next book and the couple it will focus on and more about the Crossroads Crisis Center.

My one complaint was the book was a little choppy.  The jumping back and forth, which keeps things exciting, seemed a little too jumpy at times.  I also feel like I never got the full story, but there are more books coming in the series, so I am guessing I will learn more in the following books.  The main plot in Forget Me Not was tied up, but there is a larger plot that I want to learn more about and I hope I will.

But overall, this was a very enjoyable read.  It's definitely a thriller and time well-spent.

My Rating:  4.0/5.0
About the Book:

Crossroads Crisis Center owner Benjamin Brandt was a content man—in his faith, his work, and his family. Then in a flash, everything he loved was snatched away. His wife and son were murdered, and grief-stricken Ben lost faith. Determination to find their killers keeps him going, but after three years of dead ends and torment, his hope is dying too. Why had he survived? He’d failed to protect his family.

Now, a mysterious woman appears at Crossroads seeking answers and help—a victim who eerily resembles Ben’s deceased wife, Susan. A woman robbed of her identity, her life, of everything except her faith—and Susan’s necklace.

The connections between the two women mount, exceeding coincidence, and to keep the truth hidden, someone is willing to kill. Finding out who and why turns Ben and the mystery woman’s situation from dangerous to deadly. Their only hope for survival is to work together, trust each other, and face whatever they discover head on, no matter how painful. But will that be enough to save their lives and heal their tattered hearts?

About the Author:
Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of twenty-three novels, three nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles. Selected for Who’s Who in America in 2004 as a writer and educator, Hinze is active in Romance Writers of America and serves as a Vice President on the International Thriller Writers Board of Directors. Vicki lives in Florida with her artist husband, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Visit to learn more about Vicki’s books, blogs, and writing programs. (From

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FTC Information: I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for review.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.

Weekend Wondering - Guest Post topics

Dear readers, it's time to help me out again.  In the next few months I have opportunities to have authors for guest blogs.  I have done interviews, but never guest blogs because of one main reason - the authors want you to select a topic.  Here is where I am clueless - I keep thinking they are the authors, they know what to write, but I realize what they are asking is what my blog readers want to read.

So my readers, what  would you like to see an author or other guest blogger write about here?  I really do need your help here and to sweeten the pot, I will select one commenter to pick two books from my giveaway shelf.  So comment and let  me know a topic you would like to read about.

My giveaway shelf can be found here, it may change during the week as other giveaways end, but there will always be plenty to choose from.  This giveaway ends on 4/23 and I will draw the winner and post on the next Weekend Wondering.

Thanks for your help!