About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, April 25, 2022

A Need to Protect (Widow's Peak Creek, #4) by Susanne Dietze

A Need to Protect

Their peaceful life is about to be shaken up

Protecting them is her priority

Is there room for love?

A safe, quiet life—that’s what shepherdess Clementine Simon wants for her niece and nephew. There’s nothing safe or quiet about globe-trotting cameraman Liam Murphy. It’s only right that life pulled them in separate directions. But when he returns—temporarily—old feelings resurface. Can she take the biggest risk of all…falling in love?

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Clementine Simon doesn't want her young niece and nephew to suffer any more hurt and pain, but can a guardian be too protective? Author Susanne Dietze explores this question in A Need to Protect, as she takes us back to the small town we've come to love. Widow's Peak Creek is filled with caring, compassionate people, and going back there is like going back home!  Clementine is a shepherdess who is struggling to protect both her sheep and the two adorable children that now live with her, and her life becomes even more complicated when Liam Murphy comes back to Widow's Peak Creek to recover from an injury. Liam, the man who broke her heart sixteen years ago...Liam, the man who is still capable of reviving feelings that she thought were gone!

This is another wonderful example of Dietze's ability to engage us in the challenges and victories of her characters. I understood Clementine's desire to protect Annie and Wynn but I hated that it was almost obsessive. Liam wants to help Clementine improve her business but their complicated past is a stumbling block. Will she allow him back into her life for the short time that he's in Widow's Peak Creek?  Can Liam's grandmother Marigold succeed in reuniting these high school sweethearts?

A Need to Protect is a lovely, second-chance love story with a strong faith thread of forgiveness, faith, and trust. I recommend it to all who enjoy Christian romance, and I look forward to more visits to Widow's Peak Creek. Well done, Susanne Dietze!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the award-winning, RITA®-nominated author of several romances who's seen her work on the Publisher's Weekly, ECPA, and Amazon Bestseller Lists for Inspirational Fiction. Married to a pastor and the mom of two, Susanne lives in California and loves fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos.

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Please check out my reviews of the other books in this series

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Connie! I love the graphic, too! Have a wonderful day.