Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CFBA: Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley

Song Stuck on the Brain: It's Not Easy Being Green. Blame it on Cee-lo and Kermit from the Voice. :)

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:
Shattered Silence
Abingdon Press (September 2012)
Margaret Daley


Margaret Daley is back with an edge of your seat, totally engrossing new mystery. This is book 2 in the Men of the Texas Rangers series. I haven't read the first book yet, but Shattered Silence held up as a stand alone novel, I didn't feel like I was missing information. However, I always prefer reading them in order and if the first in the series is anywhere near as good as Shattered Silence, I'll be rushing right out to buy it.

The characters are strong, but not without their weaknesses and I appreciate that, it makes it so much easier to identify with them. No topic is taboo either, as racial prejudice, physical abuse in families, and human smuggling are just a few of the things addressed. Despite the serious nature of the story, the romance is good and the chemistry just right to keep the book aloft so it doesn't drag in the mire of humanity lost. Hope and love - great reasons to read any book.


A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders.

While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover isn't what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana's faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Shattered Silence, go HERE.


Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold eighty-three books to date.

Margaret is currently the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2300 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.

Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry.

On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.

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