Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Key by Bruce Hammack ~ review

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jubilee Publishing (April 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CFP239E

A worshiper learns about being a warrior and a warrior learns about love.

CJ David, a farm raised Christian woman, determined at an early age she would be a Texas Highway Patrol Officer. David Harper, a veteran state trooper, is selected to be CJ’s senior partner and trainer. Can CJ’s faith keep her in the place she believes God has called her to? Will David be able to accept God’s love for him, and receive the good plan He has in store for him? 
This is a story of adventure, danger, mystery ... and abandoning dreams. Along the way, CJ and David find The Key ...

My take on this book:
The Key by Bruce Hammack introduces us to CJ David who has always dreamed of working as a Highway Patrol Officer, but when she is assigned to work with David Harper, she can't help but feel a little intimidated, after all their first meeting was a bit rocky. David soon learns though that CJ is not your average officer, first she is always singing praise music and she also has a photographic memory which often comes in handy. When CJ gets a chance to be promoted into the Texas Rangers she not only declines she also gives up her job with the Highway Patrol, something David doesn't understand, but CJ says she is following God's plan. David soon finds himself questioning faith and what God might have in store for him, but when an accident occurs David's anger has him pushing everyone away, and questioning whether God truly loves him! It's going to take a miracle to get David to open his heart to allow God to bestow his many blessings on his life!

If I had to describe The Key by Bruce Hammack in one word it would be wholesome,I think it  would make a wonderful Hallmark movie! I found myself falling in love with the down to earth characters in this story. CJ was a breath of fresh air, she lived her faith, and wasn't afraid to follow God's lead, even though it wasn't always the easy road to take. Watching David's character grow and change along with his faith was so realistic. Plenty of secondary characters really pull the plot along, a few are quirky one is a bit eccentric, and if I had to name my two favorites it would certainly be Beatrice Stargate,she was such a sweet character that was always full of surprises, and the descriptions of Professor Matt Payne and his character get ups were fantastic, I could just imagine a college professor traipsing around as Elvis!  Along with great characters there are more than a few heart pumping action scenes that really jump off the pages. It was easy to see that Mr. Hammack certainly knows his business when it comes to police procedure and the camaraderie that thrives among those in uniform. The Key is so much more than just an inspirational, christian romance. The author's blend of mystery, suspense, a bit of humor, and fascinating characters, created a plot that wouldn't let go. Upbeat and satisfying, a story that left me feeling richer for having read it!

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