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5 stars for Angel of the L Train by @penelopemarzec #christian #romanticsuspense #books #bookreview

Title: Angel of the L Train

Author: Penelope Marzec

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

Thea Ahern desperately needs a job, so when she lands a job at LetSlip, a New York City gossip magazine, she takes it even though it will mean hiding her heritage. When she helps a man who is attacked on the subway, she's hailed as the Angel of the L Train, and people notice her striking resemblance to a once famous actress. This sparks a renewed interest in Paris Hulette and her whereabouts. What happened to the award-winning actress after her husband shot her? And is Thea Ahern really the actress's daughter? Thea's coworker, John, understands what it means to hide from your past, and so he shields Thea from the ensuing media frenzy. She falls for him, and he falls for her, but LetSlip's CEO orders John to investigate Thea. Now he has to choose between protecting Thea or losing his job. When LetSlip's CEO is murdered while John is in the building, John is thrust into the public spotlight along with Thea, and his past is revealed. Can Thea ever trust him again? And can he ever be forgiven for what he's done?

My Review:

Finally, a romance written for devotional Christians. This book is imbued with romantic aspects while still encompassing at least two people's journey with religion.

Here we have troubled Thea trying to make it through what is a Job-like existence. She is desperate to keep her identity on the down-low, but one selfless act blows that out of the water. Her relationship with John is a strong aspect of this work. In many ways, she needs to get a better grip on her faith before she can come to grips with romance.

The action and intrigue are enough to make this a page-turner. The character development is well done and many of the characters come to life. There seems to be a societal issue that comes from this work. Many people call themselves Christian but have no issue sitting in judgment of others. There is also a lack of remembering the Old Testament. To quote a classic song...the good book said it so I know it's the truth, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Forgiveness is good for the soul. Justice brought heavily down on a wrongdoer isn't bad either.

A wonderful read that can mean a lot to many. Fans of the world of gossip will love this book. Fans of clean romance will love this book. Fans of Christian romance will love this book. An excellent addition to this genre.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Penelope Marzec started reading romances at a young age even though her mother told her they would ruin her mind, which they did. She became hopelessly hooked on happy endings. She is a member of the New Jersey Romance Writers and the Liberty States Fiction Writers. Winning the EPPIE award twice for inspirational fiction, she has also been a finalist in the same contest. Her paranormal, Irons In The Fire, was a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award.

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Reviewed by: Mr. N

1 Comment

Barbara Bettis
Aug 12, 2022

A lovely review for an intriguing-sounding book! Wishing you all the best, Penelope!

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