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Saving Hope (The Men of the Texas Rangers #1)

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When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped. Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills ch ...more
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Published March 1st 2012 by Abingdon Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Camy
I usually like Margaret Daley's books, and this was no exception. The heroine especially was someone I really liked--she's strong and smart even in the face of her difficult relationship with her mother, and she's passionate about the girls' home she's running.

The hero reminded me a bit of Michael Weston in the TV show Burn Notice, if Michael Weston were a Texas Ranger. He's capable and brave, but he's a bit out of his element in dealing with the women in his life, his flamboyant mother and tee
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Paula  Phillips
When I first opened this book , I actually thought it might have been a Western type novel but as I got stuck into it , it immediately drew me in as I love novels that push the boundaries of everyday Christian fiction and also the main setting of a home for wayward teens is something that I admire and I have a passion for one day working in one.
Saving Hope starts with a midnight call to Rose - a teen staying at the Beacon Hope Home from an old friend Lily , we discover from the phone call that
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Renn Shearin
When the people you love are threatened, it's personal.
When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. Kate, his mother, and his daughter may be in danger because of his involvement.

Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys e
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Kaylea
Child prostitution, human trafficking and the dark side of humanity, are just a few of the issues Margaret Daley weaves into her newest release, Saving Hope, from Abingdon Press.

Through the eyes of a wounded young woman, a school director with a heart of gold and a brave Texas Ranger, Daley has created a story that is full of numerous twists and turns.

A bit "deeper" than Daley's offerings through other publishers, grabbed me at the beginning - and kept me engaged as I tried to figure out who was
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Pat Dyer
When one of Beacon of Hope School’s students and the school van disappear, Kate Winslow knows something is very wrong. Rose would never go back to the life she’d left. After a young woman is found dead and the school’s white van is found abandoned, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan of the Child Rescue Task Force is called in. If the dead girl wasn’t Rose, what happened to her? And why did she leave the school in the middle of the night?

The author portrays realistic characters facing believable situati
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Dawn Jacobs
I really enjoyed how this story took on a Christian tone dealing with something that happens in the US everyday, human trafficking. This story is an important read of parents of teens or young girls who constantly defy their parents because of a boy. I like to imagine if this story was a movie, who would play the parts. In Saving Hope, I pictured the actor from "Longmire" as the lead character, Wyatt. It helped me see through the character's eyes, opinions, and the way he handled things as a Tex ...more
Michelle
This wasn't the first novel I've read by Margaret, but it is the first I've read in several years. I'm so glad I read this book. I found myself riveted to the story line and the characters. The tension was perfectly executed, in my opinion, because I couldn't stand it until I got to the end. But more than that, the ride compelled me to think about motivations and schemes and who could be behind everything. The fact that evil was so close to a number of main characters had me practically biting m ...more
Esther Somorai
Received this book free from author, publisher and Wynn-Wynn Media. What a nice surprise. Thank you.

This was one great read and very informative in fiction story form about human trafficking. I really enjoyed this well written, exciting, suspenseful, meaningful, action read. It is also about relationships within the main characters. A great story for young teens and up. **Recommend**
Emily
A Nook Friday Freebie that had so much potential in covering the topic of sex trafficking and teenage girls. It's the topic that kept me interested and reading, because the characters were uninteresting and the dialog was stunted, forced, and just plain unrealistic.

I will say that this would be a good read for young teens as a way to open a discussion about trafficking and prostitution. There is nothing in this book that is inappropriate for teens, unless you are someone that would be opposed t
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Nancy
May 17, 2013 Nancy rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: A 13 year old.
Recommended to Nancy by: Free Friday
Shelves: 2013, fiction
This Free Friday book would have been awesome ... had I been 13.
Judy
Saving Hope by Margaret Daley
Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1
Kate Winslow ran a home for girls who were taken out of prostitution, Beacon of Hope. She failed a friend once when she could not help her but she would give her all for these girls. When they find one of their vans and girls missing it starts a chain of events that eventually brings Wyatt Sheridan into Kate's life. Kate will stop at nothing to find Rose, a fifteen year old who truly wanted a new life and put anyone who needed help befo
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Victor Gentile
Margaret Daley in her new book, “Saving Hope” Book One in The Men of the Texas Rangers Series published by Abingdon Press gives us a contemporary adventure with The Texas Rangers.

From the back cover: When the people you love are threatened, it’s personal.

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as W
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Laura
Title: SAVING HOPE-
Author: Margaret Daley
Publisher: Abingdon Press
March 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4267-1428-3
Genre: Romantic suspense

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.

Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills chal
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Resistance is Futile
Kate Winslow is the director of the Beacon of Hope school, which shelters girls who have been rescued from prostitution rings. When one of her students disappears under dangerous circumstances, she teams up with Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan to rescue the girl. In midst of all the stress and horror following the girl's disappearance, Kate and Wyatt unexpectedly (to them) fall in love. I am a HUGE fan of books that point out that juvenile offenders are more often than not victims of their situation ...more
Maddie
May 08, 2013 Maddie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians, and thrill readers
Shelves: nook
When I first read the summary for this book, I didn't expect it to be so clean. I didn't expect it to be a Christian book either - it was just a free book on Free Book Friday for the nook. Yet I decided to read it and it turned out to be an amazing book.

This is a wonderful book that is perfect for Christian readers who enjoy thrillers. Margaret Daley did an amazing job with this book. She wrote the book in an elegant style, modern and fast-paced; so fast, you won't want to put it down. Everywher
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Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
This is a condensed version of my review. To see it in its entirety, please follow this link.

I actually rated this one as a 4.5.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: First off, as always, I'd like to thank netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to review this novel.

And now for my thoughts: This may be the best Christian fiction novel I've read this year. I absolutely loved the characters, the plot, the writing, and just everything about this novel.

Daley's ability to create a worl
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Ellen
When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt's daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.
Now it's personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.


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Linda
After reading this novel, I may never let my teenage daughter out of my sight again! All joking aside, this is a compelling story about a real-life issue that's far too prevalent in our world today and the impact it has on teenage girls. Margaret Daley infuses heart-wrenching suspense with hope and new beginnings in this opening book of her new series. A host of great characters inhabit this story, and their flaws only make them more likeable and credible. . . except for the "bad guys," that is! ...more
Nancy
Rivitng and intense right out of the gate! When Rose vanishes from the Beacon of Hope home for troubled teenage girls, director Kate Winslow joins forces with Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan to uncover a trafficking ring involving teen prostitution. King, the ruthless mastermind of the ring, will stop at nothing to stay in business, even if it means taking advantage of Wyatt's 14-year-old daughter, Maddie. This one has a fast-moving plot, but also strong characterization as well. One example is stro ...more
Abbie
Kate runs Beacon of Hope School for girls who have been prostitutes. Her mom is not happy about it and when things start to go wrong at the school her mom who controls the funding for the school pulls it. Kate as to deal with the disappearance of one of the girls the death of another and the attempted suicide of a 3rd. The disappearance of the one girl ends up getting the Texas Rangers involved and soon Wyatt finds himself becoming found of Kate. He is also dealing with being a single parent to ...more
Patti
Margaret Daley has written a nice beach read with "Saving Hope." Tinged with romance and suspense, the story races out of the gate and doesn't slow down until it crosses the finish line.

Wyatt is a Texas Ranger, widower, father of a teenage daughter, and son to a slightly flighty mother. He has his hands full personally and professionally and believes there will never be another "woman" in his life. Until...he starts working on a case that involves young, teen-aged girls who are recruited/kidnapp
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Iola
This is not a story for the faint-hearted. Kate Winslow runs a shelter, Beacon of Hope, for teenage runaways, all of whom are ex-prostitutes. She is particularly attached to Rose, but Rose is missing. Wyatt Sheridan is a Texas Ranger who works on a task force fighting child prostitution. He is also the father of fourteen-year-old Maddie. Wyatt and Kate are drawn together when a dead teenaged girl is found near an abandoned white van that is registered to Beacon of Hope, and they must work togeth ...more
Ausjenny
Thanks to netgalley for my review copy.
This book is definitely one of my top reads of the year because the story deals with an issue that is prevalent to today. The story deals with Child prostitution and how easy it is for teens to be recruited. Kate is the director of a program to help girls who have been rescued, escaped and arrested from their lives as prostitutes and is helping them to rebuild their lives and have a future. Wyatt is a Texas Ranger who works for the task force working to sto
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Kav
Compelling and gritty, Daley tackles a sensitive subject with compassion. She doesn't mince words, but she does offer, as the title suggests, hope. I found it hard to read at times because she captured the horror and fear of human trafficking so well. But those scenes are balanced by Kate's determination and drive to make things better for the girls in her care. An artful show of contrast between the harsh reality of the streets and the second chance the girls are getting at Beacon of Hope Schoo ...more
Audrey Grant
This book is very well written and I have book #2 sitting on my dresser ready to read. BUT I do feel like this book needs to come with a bit of a warning. While it is dealt with as carefully as possible there is some very serious subject matter in this book and I personally will be waiting a while before I allow my 13 yr old to read these books. There is just too much information and too much that would scare her in the area where we live.
Now some area's, girls at 13 might need a well written b
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Marian Baay
Kate Winslow is running a home for girls who used to work as prostitutes, called Beacon of Hope. She’s giving the girls a place to live and heal. Wyatt Sheridan has been working on a team to expose a child prostitution ring. When Wyatt and Kate meet they discover that they have the same goal: to help the girls.

Rose is one of the girls that lives in Beacon of Hope. On a night she gets a phone call from Lilly - a girl who is still working as a prostitute. She needs help and Rose is taking Kate’s v
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cariedaway
A very good story with many interesting characters. The character development was good but a little shallow. I would have liked to see more description of the development of the relationship between Kate and Wyatt. Several good contrasting family relationships were presented with the positive and negatives that come with them. Kate and her mother as well as Wyatt and his daughter. The eternal struggle between parents and teenagers. Most importantly the very unpopular story of the world of prosti ...more
Lisa Johnson
Title: Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book #1
Author: Margret Daley
Pages: 336
Year: 2012
Publisher: Abingdon Press
What was the title or name of the author of the last book you read that you just either couldn’t put down or didn’t want it to end? If it has been a while since you have read a great novel, may I suggest this one? Margret Daley does an excellent job of mixing a couple of genes as well as including unique characters with everything set in the state of Texas! While this is a work
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Newbee (JoAnn) Brown
This book tells the story of how young ladies can get caught up in situations they don't believe they can get out of, or just don't know how to......

And the people who dedicate their lives helping them get to where they should be in life.

The saddest of all is that in real life these things can and do happen.

The villians know how to minipulate the inocent victums to their advantage!

I found my self yelling no don't go there... Oh no please don't and being angry at the people who go out of their wa
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Kay Defreese
A suspenseful read that deals with human trafficking. This book captures you from chapter 1 and doesn't let go until the last chapter. Kate Winslow runs a Beacon School of Hope, a place for girls to try to get away from prostitution. A young girl, Rose goes missing from Hope House. Kate does not really believe that Rose returned to prostitution. A race to find the girl before something terrible happens begins. She meets up with Texas Ranger, Wyatt Sheridan, a single dad trying to raise a rebelli ...more
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Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of seventy-six books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.
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