Thursday, April 30, 2009

Enduring Justice and Contest

Author: Amy Wallace
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 978-1-60142-014-5
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Michael Parker is a Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, and it makes him sick when he is forced to go after a perp who has done unthinkable things to a child. When a white supremacist is the bad guy, and set free easily, Michael is driven to retribution.

Hanna Kessler was abused sexually as a child, but she lied about it then, and now, more than twenty years later, she’s still lying about it—and her promiscuous lifestyle in college and beyond. She has run away from her loving family because a child she was caring for was abducted while in her care and even though the boy was later safely recovered and the family didn’t blame Hanna, she still felt responsible.

But now, Hanna’s family is insisting she come home. And when she does, the past rears its ugly head, forcing Hanna to face it. Her molester is listed on America’s Most Wanted. But can Hanna face the past bravely enough to identify him, to tell her family the truth, and to move past the abuse?

ENDURING JUSTICE is the third book in the Defenders of Hope series. I’ve read all Amy’s books since the beginning, when her first book Ransomed Dreams was published and can honestly say that she’s only gotten better with time, although this book was extremely difficult for a mother of five children to read.

Not only does ENDURING JUSTICE deal with that all too real scenarios of child abductions, rape, and murder, but it also deals with racial hate issues. I couldn’t help but hope that Hanna would be able to rise above her suppressed pain and to claim freedom in Christ. ENDURING JUSTICE is a book that will not be easily forgotten. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. 319 pages. $12.99

About the book:
A painful past
Hanna Kessler’s childhood secret has remained buried for over two decades. But when the dark shadows of her past threaten to destroy those she loves, Hanna must face the summer that changed her life and the man who still haunts her memories.

A racially-motivated killer
As a Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, Michael Parker knows what it means to get knocked down. Difficult cases and broken relationships have plagued his entire year. But when the system fails and a white supremacist is set free, Michael’s drive for retribution eclipses all else.

A life-altering choice
A racist’s well-planned assault forces Hanna and Michael to decide between executing vengeance and pursuing justice. The dividing line between the two is the choice to heal. But when the attack turns personal, is justice enough?

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About Amy:
Amy Wallace is a freelance writer and self-confessed chocoholic. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and serves as the liaison for the training division of the county police department. Amy is the author of Ransomed Dreams, the first book in the Defenders of Hope series, and a contributing author of several books including God Answers Moms’ Prayers, and God Allows U-Turns for Teens. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Georgia .

Enter to win all THREE BOOKS in the DOH series by signing up for Amy’s Dark Chocolate Suspense Newsletter and then leave a comment on this blog tour post ( It’s chock full of insider info on the writing world, a thought-provoking devotion, and easy but yummy recipes. If you already subscribe to the newsletter, just leave a comment saying so on the blog tour post! The winner will be chosen at random on 5/8/09. Two runner's up will also be chosen to win a copy of Enduring Justice.

1 comment:

Amy Wallace said...

Thanks so much for reading the Defenders of Hope stories from the beginning! And thank you for your very kind words too.

I'm truly sorry it was a difficult read. It was hard to research and read and hear real life stories. But because I knew the end and the healing to come, I could write it. I thought a lot about my children and prayed for them even more as I worked.