Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Review: The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn

Title:  The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn
Author:  Liz Johnson
Publisher:  Steeple Hill
Format:  Paperback

This is Liz Johnson's very first novel, and I was glad to have a chance to review it.   The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn is an enjoyable romantic suspense novel.  It's a fast read, which is what every Mom needs sometimes -- a quick piece of fluff reading.  I finished it in a few hours, starting one evening and finishing it the next morning.

The suspense was not overwhelming, but it held my attention well.  Even though I went to bed with the story unfinished and near the end, I was able to fall asleep, and I didn't have nightmares.   (Yes, I've had that problem with some books or movies in the past.)

The main characters, Kenzie and Myles, are fun and feisty.  Their verbal sparring is entertaining, and the story has several interesting plot twists.  If you're needing a break, and some light reading, this is the perfect book!

Scroll down to read more about the book, and the author.


            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.


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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 www.lizjohnsonbooks.com.


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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that the book had just enough suspense to keep you turning pages and not too much to give you nightmares. I've had that problem too. :) I loved writing Myles and Kenzie's story, and I'm so exicted that readers are enjoying it too. Thanks for your kind words.


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