Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley - a review and giveaway

Shattered Silence is the second novel in Margaret Daley's "The Men of the Texas Rangers" series.  The first book in the series, Saving Hope, (read my review here) was extremely good and I could hardly wait for Ms. Daley's second book in the series to be released.  I wasn't disappointed.

The story is set in the town of Durango, Texas and is about Texas Ranger Cody Jackson and police officer, Liliana Rodriquez.  Cody has just arrived in Durango with his son Kyle who is mourning the death of his mother, Cody's ex-wife.  As soon as they arrive the first of five murders occurs.  Between murders, gun smuggling and bullying I was kept on the edge of my seat, quickly turning the pages and trying to figure out who were the bad guys.  I truly enjoyed this book.

I enjoyed watching the relationship of Cody and his son Kyle heal and grow.  Kyle was a bully when he lived with his mom and step-dad and he didn't want to live with Cody.  In time Kyle sees himself in other kids that are bullies at school and realizes he doesn't want to be like that anymore.  In time he grows closer to his dad.

Liliana and Cody spend so much time together while trying to solve the murders that their feelings for each other grow even though neither one was looking for love.  Liliana had an abusive childhood and always kept men at a distance, but in Cody she sees how a man should treat others and can't help falling in love with him.

I would highly recommend Shattered Silence  to anyone wanting to read a good clean suspenseful novel.  Ms. Daley pulls you into her novels from the first line and carries you through on a suspenseful ride all the way to the end.  I look forward to her next book in this series.

ON a 5-Star Scale - 5 Stars!

I would like to thank Julie Dowd and Abingdon Press for my review copy.  I received my copy of Shattered Silence for free in order to read and give my honest review, which I have done.

Margaret Daley
is an award winning romance author who has recently won the Golden Quill Contest and the Holt Medallion, among others.  She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for Love Inspired.

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While my copy of this book is going on my 'keeper shelf', I have a second copy that I would love to send to one of my followers.  Please follow the rules below and one lucky person will win their own copy of Shattered Silence.

************ GIVEAWAY RULES  ************

1.  Giveaway is open to US and Canada

2.  No PO Boxes please.

3.  You MUST be a Google Friends Connect follower of my blog (please be sure to leave the name you follow under in your comment)

4.  For extra entries you may do one or all of the following:
    -- become an email subscriber +1
    -- invite a friend to become a follower of my blog.  If they become a follower & mention your name, you will both receive 2 extra entries

5. Include an email address where I can reach you if you are selected as the winner of this giveaway.  Please enter your email address in this format    winner[at]yahoo[dot]com

To make sure your entry counts, please answer the following questions:

What book have you read this summer that you absolutely loved?  What was the title and who was the author? 

Giveaway will run through September 30th and the winner will be selected using Random.Org

Smiles & Blessings,


  1. Great Review! Have the first book waiting to be read in my ereader. I follow this blog and will tweet this post.
    Linda Maendel

  2. Oops, forgot to answer the question.I've just finished 'The River'by Michael Neale. Loved it!

  3. I loved reading the Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer this summer. Wonderful!
    Please include me in the drawing, thanks.
    I''m a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  4. I just became a GFC follower under the name pmk56; I am also an e-mail subscriber.
    I read a lot of books this summer that I really liked. One I absolutely loved and recommend is Veil of Pearls by MaryLu Tyndall.
    Thanks for giving away a copy of Margaret's book; it sounds really good.


  5. so many books...i enjoyed tamera alexander's 'a lasting impression.'

    i'm a follower & email subscriber, too.

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  6. I read the book "Need You Now" by Beth Wiseman" Very good! Also just read" Deliver me from Evil "by Kathy Macias. I highly reccommend everyone read this book. I am a subscriber of yours, and I do have a google address, maudemaxine(at)gmail(dot)com tho I prefer getting my emails at mac262(at)me(dot)com

  7. I forgot to say that I'm also a follower of this blog. I am inviting my daughter, Donna, and a granddaughter, Amanda.
    Maxie ( )

  8. I'd love to read this book! One favorite from this summer is Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins.

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

  9. Autumn Winds by Charlotte Hubbard

    GFC follower
    +1 email subscriber

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com