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A Promise to Protect

(Logan Point #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,641 ratings  ·  177 reviews
Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn't heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn't mean he can get her—or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago—out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request to protect her brother, Tony. When Tony dies just days later, Ben is charged with a different task—protecting Leigh and her nine-year-old s ...more
Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published September 30th 2014)
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This was a quick read about a romance between a country sheriff and a doctor. They’ve got history together from when they grew up in the same town, but I thought it was handled really well and I loved the characters. Definitely a series I’ll be continuing!

Do be careful to read this series in order. There are recurring characters in the town of Logan Point and it’s so much more fun to get the full small-town vibe.
Shannah Mauney
This is the first book I have read by Patricia Bradley, and it won't be my last. I absolutely loved this exciting, fast-paced story. I was hooked from the very first page and remained so until the very end. With a few surprises up her sleeve, Patricia Bradley will have you saying "WHOA, I didn't see that coming!"

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Andrea Cox
This romantic suspense story was entertaining and kept me guessing on some aspects. The family connections were endearing, and I especially enjoyed the mother-son relationship between Leigh and T.J.

I liked that panic attacks were featured. This is something that I’ve personally experienced. Mine were different and more debilitating than Ben’s, but the tone of those moments was definitely familiar to me. It’s neat to see a different type of panic attack featured than the one I’ve experienced pers
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Dr Leigh Somerall returns to Logan Point with her son. Ten
years ago she had been chased away by the former Sheriff Tom
Logan because his son was dating her. Tom Logan told her
to keep secret why she stopped dating his son or else he
would jail her brother for his offense.
Now Leigh is back to finish her obligation to work in the
hospital there to pay back her medical school loans. Her son
and Leigh are staying with her brother, Tony Jackson.
But something is not going right with her brother. The o
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
3.5 stars
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Well done suspense novel with a story of romance and forgiveness.
Rachel Brand
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
First review written post-baby! This one is a 4.5*. Definitely off to a good start :)

Leigh Somerall never intended to return to Logan’s Point. As a teenager, she was branded a rebel and never sat on good terms with the town’s sheriff, and as a college student she left town abruptly, breaking the heart of the sheriff’s son. Now a doctor and a single mother, she finds herself back in Logan’s Point to spend time with her brother and fulfil a work commitment that will pay off the last of her student
Joanie Bruce
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book, except that you will LOVE it! It's packed to the brim with suspense, loyalty, and faith in God. I loved the characters, the plot, and the suspense.

Over all I give it 5+ stars and recommend it to anyone loving mystery and suspense. Great job, Ms. Bradley.
This was definitely a step up from the author's debut novel. The suspense was fast pace and there was more than one possible villain that I was confused about who it would be until it was revealed. It was one of my suspects, but when he was revealed, I actually thought it would be the other character.

There were some subplots which was a bit too dragged out - TJ's dad revelation for one and I was a bit irritated with Leigh's stubbornness for protection. If it was me and my son who were in danger,
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a solid mystery and story. I had several suspicions throughout. Some were right and some were wrong but all in all a good mystery!
Dana Leet
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Patricia Bradley’s books keep getting better and better and better. To be honest I am going to say that she is one of my absolute favorite suspense Christian fiction writers and you will be guessing till the very end on this book also she is phenomenal and if you want to read a phenomenal suspense book you need to read this entire series I am now on the third book
Victor Gentile
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Patricia Bradley in her new book, “A Promise To Protect” Book Two in the Logan Point series published by Revell takes us into the life of Ben Logan.

From the Back Cover: In a steamy small town riddled with broken promises, one woman’s secret could change everything.

Acting Sheriff Ben Logan hasn’t heard from Leigh Somerall in a very long time, but it doesn’t mean he can get her–or their whirlwind romance of ten years ago–out of his head. When she calls out of the blue, it is with a strange request
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Logan's Point Acting Sheriff Ben Logan has spent the past ten years trying to put Leigh Somerall - and their whirlwind romance - out of his mind. It hasn't worked for him. When she calls him out of the blue with a request to protect her brother, Tony, he can't refuse. Yet it's her brother's dying request a few days later that rocks Ben's world - protect Leigh and her nine year old son TJ from the killers who were after Tony. But Leigh has gone out of her way to avoid Ben since she and her son mo ...more
Tamara Tilley
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
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4.5 out of 5 stars

A PROMISE TO PROTECT by Patricia Bradley was a quick read because I didn’t want to put it down.

Leigh Somerall left Logan Point years ago with no plans to return. But ten years later she is back at the request of her brother. Leigh has only two goals while in Logan Point- for her son to feel a sense of family, and to stay as far away from Ben Logan as possible. But when tragedy strikes, her and Ben’s world’s collide. Hurt and confused, Leigh doesn’t know what to do and her trait
Caitlyn Santi
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading and loving the first book in this series (Shadows of the Past) earlier this year, I was eagerly anticipating the second installment! I was not disappointed. This was an excellent follow up, I loved getting to visit the small town of Logan Point, Mississippi again! I really enjoyed both Ben and Leigh as characters, though I do wish that Leigh had been a little bit more receptive to Ben's attempts to protect her from the start but I absolutely understand why she wasn't!
The suspense
Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
Patricia Bradley is quickly becoming one of my favorite romantic suspense writers. In A Promise To Protect she takes us back to the little Southern town of Logan Point. Ben Logan has been appointed acting sheriff while his father, the elected sheriff recovers from a shooting. Logan Point is usually a sleepy little town but an uptick of crimes seems to have coincided with the return of Dr. Leigh Somerall.

Leigh grew up in Logan Point but was from a not so upstanding family and earned a bad reputat
Leigh Somerall and her nine year old son, TJ have moved back to Logan Point to be near her brother, Tony. When Tony is shot, he whispers a plea to Acting Sheriff Ben Logan to protect his sister. Ben takes his request to heart but first he has to convince Leigh of the danger to her and her son. And that he has her best interest at heart even though they have been estranged ever since the end of their whirlwind romance ten years ago. But how can Ben keep an eye on Leigh if she's doing everything i ...more
Hallie Szott
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This review is also posted on Book by Book.

Romantic suspense is one of those genres that wasn’t really on my radar until recently with Nowhere to Turn, Deceived and now Patricia Bradley’s A Promise to Protect – and I think I can safely say it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites. So much drama and suspense just pushes me to spend much more time reading than I plan – sitting on the edge of my seat, of course. It’s hard to put a book of this genre down, which was certainly the case with A Promis
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading A Promise to Protect. What a good romantic suspense novel! I was able to connect with the main characters right from the start. I loved that these two characters had a complicated past together that complicates the present situation in the book.

Ben and Leigh are characters who both have become disconnected from their faith in God. They each have reasons that they question God’s purpose in their lives and it is interesting to see them both growing in their faith throughou
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes situations get so mixed up that its difficult to figure out who’s who or what’s been done! And this story is just like that. Ben is determined to find out the story behind his dad’s death, and was glad Tony has information that may help him. But now Tony has been shot dying and has ask Ben to take care of his wife Leigh, which will be no easy task either. It is difficult for Ben to protect Leigh because they are both headstrong and butt heads. Not to mention the secrets she is keeping ...more
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Oh. My. Word. This book is amazing.

This story revolves around the two main characters, Leigh and Ben. The two were an item one summer about ten years ago, but Leigh left town and Ben moved on with his life (sorta). Leigh has returned to Logan Point with her son for, what she hopes, is a temporary job.

Almost as soon as Leigh returns to town, bad things begin to happen. First her brother is murdered, and then a long list of crimes beg
Dana Kamstra
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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As any good suspense novel should, this book kept me on the edge of my seat. The stakes were high in so many ways for the characters in this book.

Sheriff Ben Logan is tossed into a whirlwind of a mystery in this story, and Leigh Somerall is struggling to keep ahead of her past with Ben.

Bradley writes with a certain amount of intensity that really takes a hold of the reader’s heart and doesn’t quite let it go until the last page has been read. More than once I feared for the main characters and s
Vera Godley
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Patricia Bradley writes an easy to read, clean romantic suspense and A Promise to Protect fits this category. While I found the story a bit slow in places and the seemingly unreal plethora of events and bad things happening to the folks in Logan Point, it was an enjoyable, though not captivating, read.

I can recommend it easily for those who enjoy contemporary romantic suspense. I enjoy this genre and this book was pleasant. There was not too much romance and it was a clean read - which is a high
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Promise to Protect is Book 2 in Patricia Bradley’s Logan Point series. Having not read the first book in the series, I easily enjoyed this book as a stand-alone novel. I do plan to read the first book, Shadows of the Past, and look forward to continuing the series.

I love it when a storyline keeps me guessing, and this one did just that. I enjoyed the intrigue, as the action began on the first page and the suspense escalated as the story progressed. I also enjoyed the rekindled relationship be
Sharon Paavola
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This suspenseful read grabs you in the beginning and doesn't let go until the end. I enjoyed the characters and the storyline that includes the past and the present. I hadn't read the first book in this series which would have cleared up some questions if I had read it, but Patricia eventually clues the reader in. Leigh, the leading lady is a bit head strong and makes life difficult for the Sheriff Ben Logan in trying to protect her and her son, TJ. The mystery keeps one turning the pages to dis ...more
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a really good book, and I enjoyed it. I have to say I was wrong about a couple of things in this story, I had two people pegged as being bad guys. I missed it, they were actually good guys. So that was a good surprise. I enjoyed this story, and look forward to more from this author. I thought she really fleshed out her characters very well, and I could picture some of them in my mind very easily. A great book, definitely one to read if your a suspense/mystery fan. 4 stars from this revi ...more
Jessica Patch
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Patricia Bradley’s debut novel, so I was excited to get my hands on her second in the Logan Point series. Bradley did not disappoint. Action and suspense start on page one and continue throughout the rest of the novel. With surprise twists, a deep-layered plot, strong faith elements, and heart-pounding romance, I didn’t want the book to end. Can’t wait for the her next novel to hit the shelves!
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a good book! I had not read the first one in the series but I don't think it hindered in my understanding of this book at all. It was a little slow going for me in the beginning but once it got going I was hooked. Highly recommended for those who love a good Christian suspense. ...more
Mar 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bradley's getting better. Good writing, good storyline. But, again, I felt there were some loose ends that needed to be tied up that weren't. ...more
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Rating: 2 stars

While the plot of this book was interesting and the pace moved along consistently, there were a number of things I didn't really like about the actual story.

I felt that Tom was unnecessarily treated poorly by his family and by Leigh, as if he couldn't hear or understand what they were saying about him right in front of him. He was regarded with a lack of patience, treated as if he wasn't important, and the simple solutions that would have made it easier to communicate with him we
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Winner of an Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award in Suspense, Patricia Bradley lives in North Mississippi with her rescue kitty, Suzy, and loves to write suspense with a twist of romance. Her Logan Point series is available at all on-line retailers and major bookstores. In September 2017, JUSTICE BURIED, the second book in the Memphis Cold Case Novels will release.

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Other books in the series

Logan Point (4 books)
  • Shadows of the Past (Logan Point #1)
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