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Holiday Hideout (Rose Mountain Refuge #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  422 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews

All Dr. Abby Sullivan wants for Christmas is to escape her guilt. Yet no matter how far and fast she runs, she can't leave behind her past or the grim secret she carries. Then a stalker's threats send her on a chilling journey to Rose Mountain, North Carolina, where she's forced to rely on a stranger's protection. But her reliance on handsome cop Cal MacIvers puts him and
ebook, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Love Inspired Suspense (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, holiday

Not a warm & cozy Christmas..

Brr! There were points when this book chilled me to the bone, and not because of its wintertime setting!

I found this a well-written story with likable characters and effective use of suspense.

It takes skillful work to weave inspirational topics into a novel without sounding cheesy, awkward, or forced, and Ms. Eason proved she's got the writing chops to do it. She simply included God as another character; and in so doing, brought believable realism to the rest of
John Hanscom
Actually, I would give it 3 1/2. It could have been a 4, as it was an exciting story and well written, save for three things:

1. As in the past, the editing could have been better. On page 204 is the sentence, "Mom says she expects that they'll get there in shortly." This makes little sense. On page 249-250, a little girl has been playing with a flashlight, as the electricity is off, but, after a conversation, she goes "back to her video." Her video?

2. The author tried far to hard to make one ch
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was another good intrigue/mystery written by Lynette Eason. Just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing with good characters. Happens around the holidays but not a Christmas book.
Wendy Sparkes
Dr. Abby Sullivan is on the run as a stalker's threats escalate. She finds herself in Rose Mountain, running a fever & terrified because she's sure she has seen the person threatening her.

"Don't let him get me." The words of the sick girl are heard by Deputy Cal McIvers just before she collapses completely. Who? Cal is determined to keep this woman safe, but first he has to win her trust...not to mention he also wants to win her heart too.

All Abby wants for Christmas is forgiveness from her
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: love-inspired
Usually I really enjoy Lynette Eason's books, but this one not as much, and the more I think about the less I like it.

1. I felt that I never got to know the characters, mainly Cal. Okay so Cal is a cop, right? Why didn't he act like one!? Most cops would look into a person that seems to be running away from something....maybe even the law. Wouldn't that have crossed his mind? You would think so wouldn't you?

2. I would have liked it better if Abby hadn't seemed so weak. About half way through sh
Deb Todd
This book was just ok. Much of the plot was just too far fetched for me to really get into it.
Patricia Hullet
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good quick read, romance/suspense story.
Carrie Frank
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received the book in my Little Free Library and generally stay away from Christian romance but the book was a nice mix of romance and suspense to make it a quicker read. If you are a fan of Christian romance and or suspense I would definitely give this author a try.
Erica Nicole Pait

Loved this book (I love all of Lynette Eason's books but that's beside the point.) Great plot with the characteristic unexpected twist you won't want to miss.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This 2nd book's story line was okay. The action in this story was okay. I liked Cal's character. I liked how Cal protected Abby. I liked Abby's character. My heart broke for Abby. I liked the ending.
I enjoyed reading this book very much.
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
This is the third Lynette Eason book I have read this year. I have loved all of them! So when I saw this book coming out this holiday season, I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed!

Abby Sullivan is running from her life. A few months before, she tried to deliever her sister's baby at home. They both died. Her brother-in-law Reece decides to blame Abby and probmises revenge. Abby gets scared of him and decides to run. While on the run she gets sick with what she thinks is strep and th
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, rated, own
This is such a suspenseful and edge of the seat book that is hard to put down. Dr. Abby Sullivan is running for her life from a stalker who has threatened to make her suffer for her actions. She is carrying around guilt of losing her sister and her baby when she tried to deliver the baby at home as her sister requested. Her brother in law is bitterly angry and her family has turned their back on her. On top of that, someone is sabotaging her medical records to make her look guilty of malpractice ...more
Tamera Westhoff
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was very interesting for me. I can't imagine trying to deliver my sister's baby (probably because none of my sisters are married) and then watching her die with absolutely no chance of saving her! And then having to deal with the guilt, the loss and her husband! Yikes! But one complication is hardly enough for this series, so she proceeds to run away, gets horribly sick, gets rescued by a kind stranger (who is a police officer) who takes her in, where she is cared for by his mom (who happen ...more
Geneva Stokes
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could have read Holiday Hideout in one sitting, but saved the last hour + for the next day. Such a good, "clean" book, no bad language, raw sex or blood and guts, just a very interesting story. Love Lynette's writings, have read several of her books over the years and have never been disappointed. Holiday Hideout revolves around Abbey, running away from danger, being protected by a great family, and she in turns helps this family. Not to give anything away, but it does have a happy ending!
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rose Mountain Refuge
Book 2

Abby is running from danger. Someone - she thinks it's her brother-in-law - wants her dead. A sickness stops her in the town of Rose Mountain, then the cop that rescued her keeps her from leaving because if she left, she'd be taking his heart! But Abby wants to keep Cal and his family safe from the mad man who wants her dead. There's lots of twists and turns in this book as the family try to save Abby from the mad man!

The action in this was excellent. The romance was pr
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A unique blend of thrilling suspense, burgeoning romance and the wonder of the Christmas season. The name Lynette Eason conjures up the words 'compelling read' and her latest Love Inspired is no exception. I appreciate the author's detail-oriented suspense -- written in a taut and fast-paced style, it kept me turning pages right to the end. But this time I figured out the whodunnit ahead of the hero and heroine. :-)

Anita F Napier
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is your typical romance novel but I enjoyed the pace and the characters. I also liked how the author kept us in suspense and guessing as to the actual stalker. However, the one flaw is that you know there is going to be a sequel with one of the characters finding his/her mate in the next novel. Some of the characters are too needy for a sequel.
Anna Marie
It was benign as the 'god' references. I had hoped for something better. Ah, well. If you're looking for more average writing and predictable plots - something familiar and safe - this is your book.
Judine Brey
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Abby's desire for a life outside her medical practice is touching, especially when combined with Cal's desire for a family. The foreshadowing of Abby's real attacker was skillfully done and the romance moved at an appropriate pace.
Second in the series. I'm looking forward to getting the third one from the library soon :)
Karen Tuttle
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Action packed

This author has so much going on in her stories I can hardly catch my breath. I can never put them down.
Becky Dowden
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very inspiring.

This book was very inspiring. I loved how God played such an important role in all their lives in the end.
Cathy Daniel
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really good! Lots of action. Lovely ending :)
Nov 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lynette Eason is a great author. I really enjoyed reading about Abby & her adventures. Great mix of suspense with just the right amount of warm hearted romance thrown in the mix.
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Miniseries: Rose Mountain Refuge
Feb 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Abby is so lucky that the MacIvers stepped in and saved her...

I am really glad that things ended on a good note for Abby and the MacIvers family.

Perfect ending for the Christmas season.
Julie Frahm
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery, love and twists and turns

Lynette Eason doesn't disappoint! I stayed up to finish this book! I can't wait to read book 3. You will love this story!
Susan Vance
Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 01, 2017 05:42PM  
  • Christmas Stalking (Guardians, Inc., #4)
  • The Christmas Witness (The Morgan Brothers #3)
  • Face of Danger
  • The Secret Heiress (Protection Specialists, #2)
  • Body of Evidence (Texas Ranger Justice, #2)
  • Zero Visibility
  • Lone Defender (Heroes for Hire, #4)
  • Fatal Secrets (Protecting the Witnesses #5)
  • Shades of Truth (Undercover Cops #2)
  • Point Blank Protector (Emerald Coast 911 #5)
  • Undercover Pursuit (Missions of Mercy #3)
Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husba ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Rose Mountain Refuge (3 books)
  • Agent Undercover
  • Danger on the Mountain