“Rescuing You” by Robin Patchen is a thrilling addition to the Wright Heroes of Maine series. As a fan of Patchen’s work, I eagerly anticipated the book’s release, and I was not disappointed.
The story follows CIA agent Michael Wright whose world is shattered when his girlfriend, Leila, is abducted by a terrorist he’s been pursuing. Blaming himself for not keeping her safe, Michael embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue her, even defying his own agency to do so.
Leila, meanwhile, finds herself in a nightmare scenario, captive in Iraq, where she encounters her long-lost twin sister. As Michael races to save her, he discovers that Leila’s kidnapping is just a small part of a larger, more sinister plot that threatens countless lives.
Patchen expertly weaves together elements of suspense, romance, and espionage, keeping readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is fast-paced, making it difficult to put the book down. Patchen proves once again why she is a USA Today bestselling author, delivering a story that is both compelling and unforgettable.
I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a positive review.
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Book: Rescuing You
Author: Robin Patchen
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 9, 2024
A heart-pounding tale of danger and devotion, the riveting second installment of the Wright Heroes of Maine series by a USA Today bestselling author.
CIA agent Michael Wright’s world crumbles when his girlfriend, Leila, is snatched off the street and later seen in the grasp of a terrorist he’s been tracking, Michael blames himself. Keeping his identity secret from her clearly didn’t protect her. Now he must defy the Agency and fly to Iraq to rescue her.
Leila Amato escaped Iraq a decade earlier, only returning in her worst nightmares. But those nightmares have come true when she finds herself captive and all alone, or so she thinks until she sees her identical twin sister.
Michael tracks Leila to a desert compound, but his rescue mission goes awry when he discovers her sister needs to escape as well. His detailed strategy can only ensure one woman’s safety. Now they’re on the run, trying to get out of the country before their enemies track them down.
But Leila’s kidnapping is only one small part of a larger plot—one that endangers thousands of lives—and now he can’t trust anyone. Not even the woman who’s stolen his heart. A woman who’s been keeping secrets of her own…
A high-stakes international chase full of romantic suspense, spies, and a ticking time bomb that will keep you reading all night long.
Robin Patchen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of Christian romantic suspense. She grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, the setting of her Nutfield Saga books, and then headed to Boston to earn a journalism degree. After college, working in marketing and public relations, she discovered how much she loathed the nine-to-five ball and chain. After relocating to the Southwest, she started writing her first novel while she homeschooled her three children. The novel was dreadful, but her passion for storytelling didn’t wane. Thankfully, as her children grew, so did her writing ability. Now that her kids are adults, she has more time to play with the lives of fictional heroes and heroines, wreaking havoc and working magic to give her characters happy endings. When she’s not writing, she’s editing or reading, proving that most of her life revolves around the twenty-six letters of the alphabet.
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I spent a week this year serving refugee women on the Greek island of Lesvos. Along with helping to distribute food and clothing, I gave hand massages. It seems like such a little thing, but it was powerful.
Many didn’t speak English, and I found it difficult to connect even with those who did. What do I have in common with women escaping war or oppression?
But I could perch on a tiny stool at their feet and rub lotion on their hands. I didn’t know their stories, but God did. So while they chatted with friends in languages I couldn’t understand, I prayed silently. As I did, God stirred in me a deep love for each one.
Imagine the courage it must take to leave everything you know—your home, your community, in some cases, even your family—to seek freedom. Imagine how desperate or afraid or, frankly, hopeful a person must be to attempt it.
The heroine in Rescuing You did just that. An Iraqi who came to Christ as a teenager, Leila feared her family would discover her secret and felt she had no choice but to run away. Resettled in Germany, away from her mother, father, and twin sister, she built a life for herself and fell in love.
And then someone snatched her back to Iraq.
Rescuing You is about a man determined to save the woman he loves. It’s about a woman willing to risk everything for the freedom to…
…Love the man she chooses
…Live a life of purpose, and mostly…
…Worship the One True God
It’s easy to take our freedom for granted—and to forget that true and lasting freedom isn’t political or social but spiritual. Christians are free in Christ no matter what their society looks like.
But what an incredible blessing to live in a free country.
Rescuing You barely scratches the surface of the refugee crisis. It’s mostly about a man and a woman and whole bunch of terrifying villains. Even so, I pray it’ll stir in you a deep love for refugees seeking freedom worldwide. Pray for them and for the nations they’ve escaped. Our world needs Jesus.
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