Friday, April 20, 2012

To See The Sun

written by Peggy Blann Phifer

Desert faith series

Back Cover:
Pregnant and widowed hadn't been part of her "happily ever after" dream. And now, someone was trying to kill her...

Erin Macintyre never expected to be a widow and a new mother in the same year, any more than she expected mysterious notes, threatening phone calls, and a strange homeless man who seemed to know all about her. The thought of raising a child without a father is daunting enough--worse when you hav
e no idea who might want to harm you. Put an old flame into the mix, and her life begins a tailspin into a world she never knew existed.

When P.I. Clay Buchanan stumbles upon Erin at her husband's gravesite, he is totally unprepared for her advanced pregnancy. Her venomous reaction at seeing him, however, is predictable. But Clay can't let her distrust, or his guilt, get in the way--not when he has evidence that proves Erin's life is in danger. With few options left, Erin begrudgingly accepts Clay's help...and it just might be her undoing.

About the author:
Peggy Blann Phifer is a retired executive assistant after working twenty-one years in Corporate America. She resides with her husband of almost twenty-five years in Clark county, Nevada. Peg is also an avid reader who has been known to panic if she doesnt have a book to read. She enjoys handcrafts of all kinds and her home shows off some of her work. To See the Sun is Peg's debut to the world of fiction writing.

My take:
I found this story intriging from the first chapter. It's hard to find a book that can grab my attention so quickly and keep it all the way to the end. But Peggy Blann Phifer has done it in this suspenceful tale. I found myself promising to put the book down after the next chapter and then I'd read three more chapters before finally putting it down. Peggy has the ability to pull you into the story. At times I forgot I was reading a story and felt instead that I was watching a real life movie.

I love the depth that Peggy has brought to her "cast" of characters. Amongst my favorites is the heroine Erin. She is a spunky girl who has lost everyone she loves except her unborn child and her father-in-law who showers her with unconditional love. Not only does she have to worry about the threats to her life but she has to face the reappearance of an old friend who ran away on her wedding day snd hasn't spoken to her since. Struggling with the rejection of his departure eight years ago Erin has to put her safety and the safety of her baby in his hands. The genuine struggles and fears she faces breaks your heart. One of my other favorite's is her bubbly friend, Maggy, who plays an important role in her forgiveness toward Clay. Clay and Maggy plot against Erin to figure out the best way to keep her safe even though she doesn't even want to look at Clay let alone trust him.

But at the top of my list has to be Doug Macintyre, Erins father-in-law and his Scottish accent that he turns up when he is trying to soothe and calm Erin down.

I could never have guessed the outcome of this story. But I can tell you that you will love this thrilling tale of love and forgiveness and mystery. I recommend this book to everyone who loves to curl up with a well written novel. It bears my seal of approval.


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