Sunday, December 21, 2014

BURIED by Elizabeth Goddard

Marji Laine reviews.
I've had the greatest pleasure indulging in Elizabeth Goddard's newest book from Love Inspired Suspense, Buried.

Secrets and suspicions color Leah Marks's life. She trusts no one, especially men. But with her survival at stake, she's forced to break her cardinal rule and actually rely on another person. Big mistake. One that can get others hurt and make her far more vulnerable than she's ever allowed before.

Cade Warren is an avalanche expert and mountain rescuer by occupation and passion. But he doesn't get involved with the people he helps. And having been burned by an old girlfriend, he particularly keeps women at a distance. Until a pair of blue-green eyes full of terror look up at him through a tunnel of snow. Helping this girl could cost him more than his pride or his heart. It could very well cost him his life.

Elizabeth Goddard weaves a non-stop story with Buried in the fictional town of Mountain Cove, Alaska. The plot gripped me from the first page. I was living this nightmare with the main character and experiencing a little panic as the character dealt with her sudden peril. Terrifying!

Half-way through the book, I had my family chuckling over the gasps I kept emitting. One action after another not only kept the pace high (and kept me flipping pages as fast as I could) but twisted the characters into a knot that offered no chance of escape - the mark of excellence in any suspense!

And this suspense is indeed excellent, but the story doesn't stop there. The two main characters had instant chemistry and a palpable romance blooming. Yummy! I would so love to see this story hit the big screen!

I also have to applaud the consistent faith in both characters. The threads of a spiritual walk had deep foundations in both of them. As exemplified in what became a theme of the story: Proverbs 3:27 "Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act."

This book releases January 1st and should be at the top of your list for 2015!

Your turn: This book is full of cold weather, being set in Alaska. What's your favorite snowy activity?

Senior Reviewer Marji Laine is a homeschooling mom of two teenagers and two graduates. She loves winter, though often only gets a taste of it in North Texas. Her favorite snowy activity is sledding - well, watching - and taking pictures. Especially when her dog is pulling her kids down the hill. A budding author, she has collaborated in a novella, Love Boat Bachelor, which releases in February. You can find her at her Faith Driven Fiction website, on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and her Amazon author page.


  1. Sounds perfect for cuddling up in front of a fire at this time of year, Marji. :)

  2. Since we don't get a lot of snow, my kids are always hoping for it during winter. When we do get some, the best part is just watching how much my kids LOVE playing in it. Throwing snowballs at each other and building snowmen when there is enough snow is so much fun together!

  3. Don't know why it didn't take the first part of my comment...but I also said that I was really looking forward to this book and love it when the author is able to get the right chemistry going between the characters!

  4. And the chemistry here is exceptional! My daughter already absconded with my copy to read on our weekend trip.

  5. This is long overdue, Marji, but great review. My 2015 TBR just keeps growing and growing... :-)


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