AUTHOR: Natalie Walters
Pecca Gallegos moved to the tiny town of Walton, Georgia, to protect her son and escape the dangerous lifestyle that once defined her. When a series of strange circumstances evolve into threats, Pecca finds herself confiding in an unlikely ally--her stubborn patient.
Army veteran Colton Crawford is desperate to recover from the undiagnosed disorder that is ruining his life, and his instincts are on high alert when threats against his nurse and her son force him to take action. But Colton's involvement only ramps up the danger when he uncovers a family secret revealing that whoever is after Pecca is closer--and more deadly--than they realized.
Silent Shadows begins with a bittersweet moment, hits hard, slows just long enough to introduce the wonderful residents of Walton Georgia, including hero Colton, and quickly increases tension. The tempo and plot of this romantic suspense works well, but what really makes this story memorable for me are the people of Walton, especially those rascally old veterans from the Mansion, also known as Home for Heroes.
Pecca is a capable and caring nurse and a protective mother to Maceo, the joy of her life and the imp who brings light and joy to the story. Pecca and her new patient, Colton, meet under less-than-ideal circumstances, and neither is certain whether the sparks flying are from anger or something else.
I thoroughly enjoyed the growing romance between Colton and Pecca and appreciated his efforts to protect her and Maceo. The puzzling threats against them kept the pages turning, and at times, made my heart race.
Silent Shadows is a great story filled with memorable characters and a moving faith element. I received a copy of this book from the publisher and award it five stars. Recommended.