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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
Nov 01, 2011 Camy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Lisa Johnson
Nov 24, 2012 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Renn Shearin
Jun 11, 2012 Renn Shearin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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
Paula  Phillips
Apr 24, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Pat Dyer
Jul 10, 2012 Pat Dyer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 17, 2013 Dawn Jacobs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aerykah
Wow! This was a pretty intense, fast paced book! At first, I wasn't sure I would like it... It didn't take long, however, for me to realize that this book was going to be hard for me to put down.
The characters seemed realistic to me and the story definitely kept my attention. It's a great read and I really enjoyed it! :)
Esther Somorai
Sep 19, 2013 Esther Somorai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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**
Nancy
May 12, 2013 Nancy rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: A 13 year old.
Recommended to Nancy by: Free Friday
Shelves: fiction, 2013
This Free Friday book would have been awesome ... had I been 13.
Katie
Sep 22, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed every moment I spent in this book. Loved it!!! :-D

Full review to come.
Glenn
Jul 19, 2015 Glenn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story, moves at a good pace... A couple of times it went above a good book, but still worthy of a look if you want something different to read...
Marla Darius
Mar 23, 2017 Marla Darius rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book with a problem that is real in society today. Decent character development, narrator was good at altering voices and very believable story line with a wrap up that kept you guessing till the end. I wish some of the police work covered was more believable and complete but this is fiction. Due to the topic covered, I also wish at the end the author had a section on how to spot sex trafficking, web sites or question section. Overall a great story, I look forward to reading others in the ...more
Rebecca
Jul 17, 2017 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy cow... every parent, teacher, youth worker needs to read this book. While it is fiction, it brings to light the dangers facing our kids with the sex trafficking industry and their desire to entangle and enslave them for their own gain. Read it in day...
Sheila Corbin
Jul 21, 2017 Sheila Corbin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always a great read!

Just seeing Margaret Daley's name on a book promises a good, no, great experience. The characters are so well developed that you feel part of the book. Thank you Margaret Daley for sharing your God given talent.
Margaret
Dec 16, 2015 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Victor Gentile
Apr 21, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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
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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Kim
I enjoyed reading this book.
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
Laura
Nov 30, 2013 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
...more
Maddie
May 07, 2013 Maddie rated it it was amazing  ·  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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Patti
May 06, 2013 Patti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Judy
Feb 13, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Linda
Mar 20, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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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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
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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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