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!

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Honor's Refuge (Love and Honor, #3) by Hallee Bridgeman

Honor's Refuge (Love and Honor, #3)

When she was just five years old, Melissa Braxton watched her father take her mother's life. Separated from her sister, Lola, at that time, Melissa grew up with a strong desire to help those stuck in abusive relationships. It's why she became a family therapist and opened a domestic abuse shelter.

After losing a leg to a gunshot wound in the line of duty, Phil Osbourne has felt like a man without a purpose--until he hears Melissa's story and decides to use his Special Forces contacts to track down her missing sister. He knows what he discovers will break Melissa's heart. What he doesn't realize is that helping the women reunite will bring the cartel down on them like the Category 5 hurricane striking Miami.

Bruised yet not quite broken, Melissa and Phil battle the storm and the cartel, calling on strength they didn't know they had to escape death, save the innocent, and--just maybe--find healing in each other's arms.


Honor's Refuge is the third book in the Love & Honor series, and I was captivated from the very first paragraph. This book is the emotionally charged story of two people who've endured so many traumas in their lives. Phil Osbourne is a Special Forces soldier who lost his leg two years ago and is still trying to accept this loss. Melissa Braxton knows the tragedy of abuse after witnessing her father beating her mother so badly that she later died. As a trained therapist she is capable of helping Phil, but can she protect her heart if he rejects her efforts?

I just recently discovered this author, and this book is definitely proof of her excellent writing ability! Physical abuse, drug cartels, murder, and death are some of the heavy topics featured in this story but Bridgeman buffers them with a strong message of hope and faith. I recommend Honor's Refuge to all who enjoy Christian romantic suspense.

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


With nearly a million book sales, USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author Hallee Bridgeman writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real-world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy.

An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee and her husband finally settled with their three children in central Kentucky so they could enjoy the beautiful changing of the seasons. When she’s not penning novels, you will find her in the kitchen, which she considers the ‘heart of the home’. 

Hallee loves coffee, campy action movies, and regular date nights with her husband. Above all else, she loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind, and strength; has been redeemed by the blood of Christ; and relies on the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide her. She prays her work here on earth is a blessing to you and would love to hear from you. 

You can reach Hallee at hallee@halleebridgeman.com and visit her Website
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Love & Honor Series

Word of Honor
Honor's Refuge

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