Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn

Congrats to fellow publicist Liz Johnson on her first book, The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn. (Don't expect me to write a book anytime soon!)

Liz has written a fast-paced enjoyable read. As I said last week in a review, I am a "love skeptic," but Liz has done a great job of making the romance aspect of the book believable and not make me want to gag at the sappiness. (That is high praise, Liz!)

The characters have great personalities that you can really root for. And as for the suspense, there were a couple of twists and turns I wasn't really expecting. While I'm not big on romance as a rule, I love suspense.

Here is more information about the book itself and the author. Be sure to check out Liz's website.


Summary:

Myles Parsons is just another inmate in Kenzie Thorn’s GED course until he kidnaps her, offering only a feeble explanation–that he’s actually FBI Special Agent Myles Borden. Terrified, Kenzie doesn’t want to believe his story of being undercover to protect her. Moreover, she can’t believe that someone might really want her dead.

But just when Myles thinks he has her out of harm’s way, his plans start to fall apart. He attempts to take Kenzie to a safe house—but the stubborn woman won’t go! So together they must uncover the clues that will reveal a most shocking perpetrator. All the while Myles tries to keep his distance from Kenzie … but finds himself falling in love.

About the Author:

Liz Johnson grew up reading Christian fiction, and always dreamed of being part of the publishing industry. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff with a degree in public relations, she set out to fulfill her dream. In 2006 she got her wish when she accepted a publicity position at a major trade book publisher. While working as a publicist in the industry, she decided to pursue her other dream-becoming an author. Along the way to having her novel published, she completed the Christian Writers Guild apprentice course and wrote articles for several magazines.

Liz lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she enjoys theater, ice skating, volunteering in her church's bookstore and making frequent trips to Arizona to dote on her nephew and three nieces. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn is her first novel. Keep up with Liz's adventures in writing at http://www.lizjohnsonbooks.com/.

2 comments:

Pam said...

This sounds like a great book. Congrats to LIz!

Liz Johnson said...

Audra,
Thanks a ton! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book, and that it didn't make you gag. :) It is high praise, indeed.