Monday, October 8, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway ~ Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley 5/5!

I am pleased to say that I am taking part in the above Pump Up Your Book blog tour!  You can click on the picture to go find out more details about the book, the author and other tour stops.

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

Now, my review:

Title:  "Shattered Silence"
Series:  The Men of the Texas Rangers Book 2
Author:  Margaret Daley
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
Publication Date:  9/1/2012
Pages:  336
Buy From Amazon:  HERE

Book Description:

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?

My Overall Feeling of the Book:

This book was an amazing read!  Even though it was the second book in "The Men of the Texas Rangers" series it can definitely be read as a stand alone.  This book held my attention from beginning to end.  The author added just enough clues, hints and false trails to keep me guessing until the mystery was finally solved.

I'm definitely looking forward to reading more books by Margaret Daley!

My Favorite Character:

Liliana was definitely my favorite although there were others than came in very close to the top.  I picked Liliana as my favorite because she was a strong, independent woman who loved her family even though they were far from perfect.  Her character was so real and I easily became invested while reading.

My Favorite Scene:

My favorite scene was when Kyle, Cody's 15-year-old son, realized that all people are equal and deserve respect, kindness and friendship no matter what their heritage may be.  The storyline revolving around Kyle was very difficult at times and made me realize how much others can influence our opinions.

My Favorite Sentence/Paragraph:
Ice cold rage gushed to the surface.  For a few seconds, he saw himself in Aaron and didn't like it.  Hearing Aaron made Kyle regret all the previous slurs he'd said toward others different from him.  He curled his hands into fists, preparing himself for what was to come.  He wouldn't give up without a fight.
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It Would Have Been Better If:

Obviously, I think this book is pretty perfect as it is. 

I Would Recommend This Book To:

Rock climbers, horse riders, spelunkers, single parents, parents with teens, those with disabilities, sisters, cops, detectives, contemporary-mystery-romance-western lovers, Texans, anyone who ever watched "Walker, Texas Ranger".




Now, for the giveaway!

To enter for a chance to win my review copy of this book:

*Mandatory-  Please leave a comment telling me what you would do if you were the witness to a crime.  Would you come forward or be too afraid?

*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me you do :)

The giveaway will run until October 16, 2012 at 11:59pm.  The winner will be announced on October 17th.


On to the next book,


  1. If i were a witness to a crime i would have to tell someone. It would be the right thin to do.

  2. If I were a witness to a crime, I believe I would come forward and I hope I would; however, until we are in an actual situation--it remains to be seen what we would really do. I admire those who have the courage and integrity to do the right thing especially when no one but God knows. I hope to have a chance to win Margaret Daley's book Shattered Silence :)

  3. I would like to think that I would come forward if I were the witness to a crime.

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  4. I follow your blog via GFC.

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  5. I would definately come foward, i'd try to get it captured on my cell phone and then run to the police! :-)

  6. I follow via GFC: Kaci Verdun


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