23 April, 2013

The Grace Painter by Mark Romang Review and Giveaway for Tribute Books

The Grace Painter Book Summary:

Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is the one reflecting back at you from inside a mirror. Matthew London can attest to this difficult truth. Ever since the former NYPD hostage negotiator changed his identity and fled New York City for the backwaters of Louisiana, regret has ruled his life.

For eight years London has lived like a hermit in a declining plantation house. Only his talent for painting Renaissance-style murals and paintings keeps the inner-demons from totally destroying him. Each day the disgraced hostage negotiator longs for a chance at redemption, never expecting it to actually happen. But then a down-on-her-luck FBI agent shows up on his doorstep one evening. It turns out Jean-Paul and Sebastian Boudreaux, two local brothers famous for lawlessness have inadvertently kidnapped a little girl.

London is quickly thrust into the starring role of a daring rescue attempt. But before he can rescue the child from the dangerous Boudreaux brothers, he first must find a way to forgive himself for a past misstep, a blunder that forever altered his once promising life. But in the Atchafalaya Basin swampland, nothing is promised. Grace cannot be purchased or earned. It can only be given.

Mark Romang's Bio: 
I was born in 1967. Avid reader, suspense novelist, faithful husband, baffled father, factory worker, reformed head-banger, failed musician, contact sports lover, MMA enthusiast, distressed KC sports fan, Lord of the Rings geek, workout fiend, dog owner, nature lover, proud American, disgruntled voter, pistachio addict, caffeine-riddled, screw-up saved by grace, sojourner. This is me in a nutshell.

Price/Format: $0.99 ebook
Pages: 303
Publisher: self-published
Release: November 26, 2012

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My Thoughts

The Grace Painter by Mark Romang is a suspenseful page turner that takes place in Louisiana during a hurricane. A character driven story about past lives that are kept hidden, kidnapping, a murder spree involving an evil family of men who are looking for stolen money, millions, that they will do anything to find. A young girl is kidnapped and it is a race against time and nature to find her. 

Mathew London is a haunted man who changes his name and identity to escape from a past he can not change. FBI Agent Annie Crawford is attacked and her partner killed while trying to rescue the kidnapped girl. Not only do these broken people have to deal with finding the murderous family and find the kidnapped child, they are doing it against all odds. A redeeming story that shows that there are good people in the world who fight for what they believe in. I enjoyed this story and recommend it.

I received this book for review and was not monetarily compensated for my review.

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