About the Book
Book: Texas Twin Abduction
Author: Virginia Vaughan
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 2, 2020
This twin’s past is a blank…
And she might not have a future.
Waking up in a bullet-ridden car with a bag of cash and a deputy insisting she’s his ex-fiancée, Ashlee Taylor has no memory of what happened—or of Lawson Avery. But with her twin missing and someone hunting her down, she must trust him with her life. Can Lawson save her and her sister—even as Ashlee’s forgotten secrets become an inescapable trap?
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About the Author
Virginia Vaughan is a multi-published author of inspirational romantic suspense. Blessed to come from a large, southern family, her fondest memories include listening to stories recounted by family and friends around the large dinner table. She was a lover of books even from a young age, devouring gothic romance novels and stories of romance, danger, and love. She soon started writing them herself. A former investigator for the State of Mississippi, Virginia utilizes her criminal justice background with her love of writing to transform words into powerful stories of romance and danger.
More from Virginia
Thanks for joining me for a brand new adventure. TEXAS TWIN ABDUCTION is the first book in my new Cowboy Lawmen series and it’s a departure from what I normally write. I love writing about cops and serial killers so when my editor first suggested the cowboy/western theme, I was hesitant. I’m a city girl at heart so this was so far out of my comfort zone! But I couldn’t resist for long. After all, who doesn’t love a cowboy? Thankfully, I found a way to merge what I loved—law enforcement, FBI, US Marshals—with the cowboy/family themed books my editor wanted to see by making my group of hero brothers a family of law enforcement types with ties to the family ranch. The best of both words. Score!
Book one in this new series, TEXAS TWIN ABDUCTION, begins with my hero, little brother Lawson Avery, in a quandary. All he ever wanted out of life was to run his family’s Texas ranch, but his ex-fiancée Ashlee’s final words to him as she skipped out on their wedding was that his desire for the simple life made him unambitious and unworthy of her love. Her words broke him, sending him searching for something more meaningful to do with his life, eventually winding up as a deputy in the sheriff’s office. But, despite law enforcement being in his blood, Lawson finally realized that life wasn’t for him and made plans to return to the ranch. However, his plans are sidetracked when he finds Ashlee unconscious on the side of the road in a bullet-ridden car with no memory of him or their past together. When it becomes clear that someone wants her dead, Lawson steps in to act as her protector. But will digging into the mysteries of her past cost him the future he still longs to have with her?
I hope you enjoy this book and this brand new series! Look for the next book—older brother US Marshal Miles Avery’s story—coming in TEXAS HOLIDAY HIDEOUT this October.
This is the second identical twin suspense story that I’ve read this week—a fun coincidence in my reviewing schedule. Twins have always fascinated me, and I always thought that it would be such a neat experience to have an identical twin. These stories, however, certainly demonstrate the potential drawbacks!
In “Texas Twin Abduction,” Virginia Vaughan pens a story that includes several conventional crime novel elements interwoven with faith. The novel begins with Lawson Avery’s discovery of a car containing bullet holes and a woman suffering from amnesia whom he recognizes as his former fiancée, Ashlee Taylor. And so it begins. Facing his heartbreak all over again, he and his brothers work to figure out what happened to her and how her sister, Bree, is involved. The only problem is that someone wants her dead, and her sister is nowhere to be found.
As far as suspense novels go, this one is well-written and contains suitable character development with regard to the main characters. I did guess the outcome of the story early on, but I still wanted to keep reading to find out the full details. I appreciate that Vaughan does not gloss over forensic and law enforcement particulars as they pertain to the plot, as this made the story’s execution more credible. I am always glad when nothing seems too implausible. My favorite element is the theme of second chances, in regard to both God and people. Despite the mistakes that we make in life, God is ready to forgive us if we will just come to Him, and He makes all things new. As Lawson remarks, “Neither of us is perfect, but we’ve both been made perfect by the blood of Jesus. He’s washed away all our sins and made us new creations.” And because of this incredible gift, we can extend the grace and mercy of Christ to others who are in need; as with “Texas Twin Abduction,” you never know whose life may change for the better!
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
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