In the first book of the Cape Refuge series, tragedy strikes when Thelma and Wayne Owens, owners of the local bed and breakfast for refuges, are murdered. Main suspect is their son-in-law, Jonathan Cleary, but other suspects include questionable tenants of Hanover House. Daughters of Thelma and Wayne must put aside their differences and memories and work together to solve the mystery of their parents' killer as well as stop an innocent man of going to prison. Terri Blackstock, paperback, 395 pages.
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I really enjoyed the books! I had trouble putting them down, I just wanted to keep reading. Enjoy these books by Terri Blackstock.I have been reading Terri Blackstock books for about 6 months now, and look forward to reading another series. She really keeps you in the story--wonderful author.
I have read all the Refuge Series except Breaker's Reef, which I'll be starting this week. Once I begin reading I can't put the book down. I highly recommend this series. They are heartwarming and have a wonderful spiritual theme.
I am not a big reader, but couldn't stop reading this book, and I couldn't hardly wait to start southern storm. Now that I know about the next to books in the series I can't wait to get into them. Awesome writer, God bless.
I would describe Cape Refuge as a casual, summer beach read. The author should have researched the mechanics of a spear gun before using it as the murder weapon. It was laughable that such a gun could have been used to commit a double homicide, unless the victims were hit simultaneously, which they were not. It was laughable and did not lend credibility to the story. I will read the rest of the books as they were loaned by a friend and perhaps not try to critique them so carefully for function and fact. A delightful beach read, not withstanding.
Wow! After finding Jesus in Sept. 2004, I got rid of all my "secular" reading and started replacing it with Christian fiction. One of replacement series I got was the Cape Refuge series. Now I know what you're thinking, either I've never sat down and read them, or I'm really late in writing my review. It was the first. I started off by readng the O'Malley sereis by Dee Henderson and after that I was looking for the same kind of writing. I went to the local library and picked up Cape Refuge. I read it, thought it was a little slow, but bought the whole collection anyways. Well, a week ago I picked up Cape Refuge and read all the way through Point Break and all I can say right now is...Terri, please continue on with this series. It's not completely finished yet, you can still squeeze a few more books out of it...ha ha! If you like a good page turner where you think you have the culprit figured out and then realize you were completely off, then this is the series for you. What I also like about this series is that all the books contain the same characters and with each passing book you witness the continuation of their growth, their story, and their faith. That is an important factor that I look for in a series. I like to read about the same people. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
I loved this book! I had never read Terri Blackstock before. But after reading Cape Refuge, I immediately read #2 of this series and couldn't put either down. I must say, I am now hooked. I will continue to read Terri's books. Well written, --- keeps you guessing. It's such a delight to read a good mystery that you don't have to worry about indecent content.
Loved the Newpointe 911 series, so I thought I'd start this one. I'm not disappointed! I couldn't put it down, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I do have one micro-gripe, though - I think I can already tell who's going to fall in love with whom, and personally, the romance parts of these series can go away and that would be just fine with me.
Awesome series, I have read this and Southern Storm, I can't wait for the next book. I highly recommend this book and the whole series if you like good quality writing, the kinds you never forget. I am seeing a real maturity in Blackstock's writing and this one takes you to a new level. Simply Awesome!
Upon the heels of finishing Dee Henderson's O'Malley series, I was on the lookout for another enthralling series. I do believe I found it! We meet sisters Blair and Morgan fighting for their parent's endeavor of providing a safe haven for those who are in need of help only to find that their parents had been murdered. Chief Cade works diligently to figure out "who could have done something in this community?". Was it Morgan's husband-one of the last to see Thelma and Wayne- and Cade's best friend, Jonathan who shot the speargun? What about the red bandanas that appear as someone breaks into Blair's house and on one of the Hanover House residents? Exactly who is Rick and what is he hiding in his past? Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Where is He during these times? How can faith be durable and grow in times like this?
This offering from a Christian perspective finds two sisters searching for the person who killed their parents. The twist is, the police think they have their man. The sister's think otherwise and respond by taking matters into their own hands. The author builds suspense by offering a variety of possible suspects. It's a classic whodunit. Also recommended: [THE PRAYER OF HANNAH] by Kenn Gividen.
Wow! This is a truly amazing book. God has really blessed Terri with tremendous writing abilities. Just like the other reviewer's said, I could not put this book down! And when I was reading the afterword, I felt my eyes begin to well up with tears, something that doesn't happen too often with me! Amazing job, Terri. Thank you for using your talents for the Lord.
I have always enjoyed reading Terri's book however, this is by far my favorite. Excellent book, get ready once you open this book you won't want to put it down. And when you do finish you will be pleased with what you read.
Hard to put down! Terri Blackstock & Dee Henderson are my favorite authors. The suspense keeps you guessing. The only thing is that the end leaves you hanging - as far as the police chief and the one sister. Guess I'll have to wait until the next book. Would recommend any of her books.
Want an escape from your day-to-day troubles the go to Cape Refuge and see how a family in turmoil deal with their problems. This book is great to take on that long road trip or just sitting with a cold cup of tea. The story will peek all your emotions and rekindle the spirit within. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.