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Abingdon Press A Man of Honor: First Responders Book #3 - eBook

On a steamy spring morning, Dusty Parker-part-time pastor, part-time search-and-rescue team member, and full-time administrator of a school for troubled boys-joins the search for a missing teenage girl. He partners with volunteer and inner-city school teacher Grace Sinclair, and what they find bonds them in ways neither could have expected.

As they begin to build their lives together, a visitor from the past causes Dusty and Grace to further open their hearts and home. But a threat is looming on their seemingly perfect lives and in one terrifying night, everything changes.

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Review 1 for A Man of Honor: First Responders Book #3 - eBook
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One can not bury the past forever!

Date:February 1, 2013
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Location:Heber Springs, AR
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Life will not allow you to bury the past. At some time
or other, you will have to face it as the characters in
this book do. This is an excellent read that gives
you a look into the world of search and rescue.
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Review 2 for A Man of Honor: First Responders Book #3 - eBook
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What a writer!

Date:September 28, 2012
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Location:Willows, CA
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I just finished reading Loree Lough's latest in the First Responders Series, A Man of Honor. Loree has a talent for keeping me on the edge of my seat, and this book was no exception.
Dusty is on a search and rescue (SAR) mission when a pretty and young volunteer is paired with him who obviously must have known the victim they expect to find. Sure enough, it turns out Grace is the dead girl's teacher. Maybe she isn't as young as she looks, but she's still pretty.
Dusty is one of those bleeding hearts who takes in boys in trouble. He currently has eleven living with him in a house targeted by a gang who is giving him and the boys one last chance to either join the gang or get out. Dusty won't allow the first option and doesn't have much choice about the second. Where could they go?
Grace is another bleeding heart, volunteering to go with the police to give word to the mother of the victim--who had just months previous lost her husband and now had to be told her only child was gone, too. Grace also sort of mothers an odd girl, Kylie, in her class who doesn't look like much--messy, definitely not style conscious, antisocial, and bounced from one foster home to another. What most people don't know is how smart Kylie is--and well on her way to getting a scholarship.
It's inevitable these two do-gooders will get together--isn't it? Or is it? Tell me, Loree--is there another sequel? Please?
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Review 3 for A Man of Honor: First Responders Book #3 - eBook
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A Man of Honor will touch your heart

Date:September 16, 2012
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Location:Bloomer, WI
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A Man of HONOR
First Responders Series #3
by Loree Lough
Dusty Parker wears many hats - pastor, search-and-rescue, and administrator of Last Chance. Grace Sinclair is a high school art and English teacher at an inner-city school. When a search for a missing 16 year old girl brings them together lives are about to be changed.
Dusty has overcome his past and spends his time working with troubled boys at Last Chance, a home he started. But gangs are moving in threatening the peace that this home stands for. Can he protect his "boys" from the danger that lurks outside their very door?
Grace spends her time reaching out to her students, trying to help them raise above the life that many of them have been raised in. when not teaching she takes care of Angel Acres the farm left to her by her grandparents. But when she needs help reaching Kylie a gifted but troubled young woman she is put in touch with Dusty.
Soon these two caring people are pooling their resources to help these hurting young people. But the past has a way of resurfacing and causing trouble. With faith in God and love they all pull together and get each other through the rough patches.
But one night everything changes in a terrifying moment. Will life ever be the same?
Be sure to have a box of tissues available throughout your reading A Man of Honor has some very touching moments that may move you to tears.
I was provided a copy of this book for the purpose of this review and all opinions expressed are my own.
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Review 4 for A Man of Honor: First Responders Book #3 - eBook
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Finding Second Chances from our pasts!

Date:September 11, 2012
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Location:Victorville, CA
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Dusty Parker is a man most would look at twice and wonder who he really is. On the outside, he's a big, muscle bound, tattooed, diamond pierced ear, Harley riding, pony-tailed man. But it's who he is on the inside that really matters and it matters a lot to the foster teenage boys he's raising in The Last Chance home. He is a part-time pastor and part-time Search and Rescue worker with a true heart of gold. Despite the fact he has what some would consider a colored past, Dusty tries to do all he can to give the boys he's helping to raise make lives for themselves where they wouldn't have had any hope.
A chance encounter on a recent Search and Rescue case for a teenage girl missing from prom, leads Dusty to work with a volunteer. She turns out to be the teacher of the missing girl and can identify her before the police can. Turns out that Grace Sinclair is an inner city school teacher with her own colored past. Yet Grace truly lives up to her name, offering the gift of grace to those she meets, from Molly Logan, the grieving parent of the missing teenage girl, to offering up her 30-acre ranch home when gang members threaten the boys staying with Dusty. Does God have a plan for both of them to use their pasts to create a new brighter future?
In the latest novel from Loree Lough, in her First Responder Series, A Man of Honor takes us into a different character than we have known before. Dusty's past comes from a tragic experience during 9/11 that costs him his career. He also has received a discharge from the Marines due to not being able to follow strict orders. Grace is also suffering from tragic circumstances surrounding the loss of someone in 9/11 as well, but it's her ability to care for others that makes her so admirable and attractive to Dusty. In the midst of this compelling story we find that local gang wants to induct the boys, Dusty is trying to save into his gang and if Dusty keeps him waiting much longer, he will make sure that his message is received loud and clear.
I received A Man of Honor compliments of Abingdon Press and Pump Up Your Book Tours for my honest review. I've read every single novel in Loree's First Responder Series and they are truly addicting because of how well she creates her characters. She doesn't make them perfect, but uniquely flawed so they can become believable and wind their way into our hearts like family. In A Man of Honor, you find yourself rooting for Dusty and Grace as much as the boys and girls they care for despite all the odds against them. There's even an appearance from Honor Mackenzie, the top SARs trainer from book 2. The best part about this series of books, is that Loree brings old and new characters together and blends them perfectly to create a story you'll fall in love with. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and look forward to many more in this amazing series!
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Review 5 for A Man of Honor: First Responders Book #3 - eBook
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A Gang Leader, A Pastor, Mystery and Romance

Date:August 5, 2012
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Location:Irvine, CA
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Loree Lough in her new book, “A Man of Honor” Book Three in the First Responders Series published by Abingdon Press brings us into the lives of Dusty Parker and Grace Sinclair.
From the back cover: Dusty and Grace find love together, but will it be enough to pull them through tragedy?
On a steamy spring morning, Dusty Parker—part-time pastor, part-time search-and-rescue team member, and full-time administrator of a school for troubled boys—joins the search for a missing teenage girl. He partners with volunteer and inner-city school teacher Grace Sinclair, and what they find bonds them in ways neither could have expected.
As they begin to build their lives together, a visitor from the past causes Dusty and Grace to further open their hearts and home. But a threat is looming on their seemingly perfect lives and in one terrifying night, everything changes.
Dusty is the administrator of a school for troubled boys that is home to eleven boys that he cares for deeply. On the other hand there is Gonzo, the gang leader, he doesn’t care for the boys, only as new recruits for his gang. Dusty and Gonzo are in conflict that needs to be resolved. Dusty is part of the search-and-rescue team and when a teenage girl goes missing he is called in to help search. It is at this time that he meets Grace, inner-city school teacher, and romance blossoms. ”A Man of Honor” is filled with tension and many twist and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story is about child prostitution, those who are in it and those that are trying to get them out of it. Ms. Lough has managed to weave the romance between Dusty and Grace in such a way that it just captivates you. She makes you care for all the characters and their journey. This is also just plain fun and exciting as well. Don’t start this book late at night because it will cost you sleep.
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Review 6 for A Man of Honor: First Responders Book #3 - eBook
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First Responders Book 3

Date:July 11, 2012
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A Man of Honor by Loree Lough
First Responders Series Book 3
Pastor Dusty Parker had come a long ways from where he once was. From living dangerous and reckless….as if it didn’t matter if he lived or died….to opening Last Chance after becoming a Pastor. Between the eleven boys, keeping up the old home they live in and having to put up with the gang leader, Gonzo, who wanted his boys in his gang….Dusty found a beautiful distraction from life while on a SAR mission.
Teacher Grace Sinclair went on the mission to look for one of her students who disappeared the week before. The handsome man she partnered with made it clear he didn’t like newbies, she never even learned his name. And yet they found each other once again and were pulled together like magnets. And she loved his Last Chance boys as well.
This is the third book in the series and I would recommend reading the first two if you enjoy “seeing” the whole story. This book don’t shy away from the real life facts. Not everything always turns up bright and happy. Loree has brought these characters to life so well that I shed many tears while reading and many smiles over the antics of the Last Chance boys. Be prepared for the unexpected.
**Received through NetGalley for review
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