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WITNESS IN HIDING

After exposing an illegal adoption ring, newly named "Kara Grant" is promised safety in Witness Protection. But someone has found her—and wants her dead. If only she could trust the handsome firefighter who catches her fleeing from a suspicious fire. Jake Steele seems to think she's guilty of burning her own home. But how can she tell him who she really i
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Paperback, Large Print, 288 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2014)
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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“WITNESS IN HIDING
After exposing an illegal adoption ring, newly named "Kara Grant" is promised safety in Witness Protection. But someone has found her—and wants her dead. If only she could trust the handsome firefighter who catches her fleeing from a suspicious fire. Jake Steele seems to think she's guilty of burning her own home. But how can she tell him who she really is and what she's been through without bringing danger to the widowed single father's door? Yet with the cr
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Teri-K
This was a pretty good story about a young woman who intervenes in a baby-selling scam and now is in witness protection. The bad guys are trying to find her, and of course there are good guys who want to protect her. You don't read this imprint expecting the best thriller ever written, but a clean story with characters you can root for, and I got that here. I thought the plot unfolded at a nice pace, the bad guys were logical, and the little boy wasn't unbelievably cute. :)

This is a Christian b
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Joanie Bruce
This book contains mystery, suspense, romance, and something I enjoy reading about in a book … faith. There were many twist and turns in the plot, and the story contains characters you will enjoy getting to know.

In spite of being forced to leave her home and her kindergarten teaching job that she loves, and being given another identity and asked to tell no one, “Kara Grant” holds on to her faith in God. But, when something happens to her handler, and he does not respond to her desperate communi
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Kara
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely going on my list of favorite reads for 2015!! My name is all over this book and it's SUCH a great story :) I loved Kara's heart and even her disguise was so very cool.....and no matter what danger she was in, she considered the innocent lives around her before her own comforts. Jake is a hero from the beginning, but he still holds regret from his late wife who died years ago. Yet I was amazed by Kara and Jake's faith despite the hardships they've been through and how determine ...more
Katrina Epperson
Sandra Orchard brings us a wonderfully written suspense interwoven with a romance. The story comes to life through her vivid imagery and wonderful storyline. I loved both the hero and heroine. She brings us Kara Grant who is currently in witness protection after witnessing a baby smuggling ring. She has been moved to rural Washington, but her identity has been compromised. She has been instructed to trust no one. This is difficult when she escapes a house fire only to encounter Jack Steele. Jack ...more
Narelle
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading Identity Withheld. Kara is a strong and fascinating character. She’s in Witness Protection because she has integrity and stood up for what was right. Kara is displaced from her family and can’t afford to trust anyone with her secret. Jake is intrigued by Kara and she draws out his protective instincts. Their lives become entangled as the story unfolds and Kara is worried her presence in Jake’s life is putting his family and adorable young son in danger.

The story is fast
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Lisa Belcastro
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't pick this one up before you go to bed. It will keep you up till the wee hours of the morning. Loved the drama and the romance.
Angie Thompson
Wow--this was a very intense and fast-moving adventure! With the kind of bad guys Kara was up against, her near-paranoia was understandable, and the not knowing who to trust ratcheted up the suspense several levels for me as well as her. I really loved Jake's protectiveness, and little Tommy was to die for. <3 Also, the dog angle was very cool! The only real complaint I had was that because of the compressed timeline, the romance moved really fast at the end. But I did like the way certain thing ...more
Barbara Thompson
Identity Withheld is a thrilling mystery and includes a wonderful romance. From the beginning, this book starts with action-packed drama and totally kept me turning the pages. I could not stop reading this book until I was finished. I loved the mystery and suspense with a few surprise twists and turns. Also, I loved how the romance was woven into the storyline. At the end, the author gives a fantastic conclusion. I definitely recommend reading this book. I'm looking forward to reading the next b ...more
Dianna Shuford
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kara Grant makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a child, giving up her life and all that is known to her, including her own family. Jake Steele protects Kara when her new home is burned and her new life is compromised. As the danger to Kara increases, Jake chooses to continue to help Kara, but he doesn't count on the consequences for his own family. Kara and Jake are strong and honorable characters that will have you cheering for them at every turn of events.

Sandra's latest novel continues her
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Kav
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Starts off with a bang and the pace just doesn't let up. Take a deep breath before you open this book because it's guaranteed you'll need the oxygen. Loved the opening scenes. Kara fleeing for her life, unable to trust anyone. Jake in full protector mode unable to leave well enough alone. The lady says she doesn't need his help but he doesn't believe it...thank goodness. The suspense is taut, the romance is tense and the action is plentiful. Fans of Orchard will recognize the Steele family from ...more
Betti
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Sandra Orchard's books, and this one did not disappoint! A wonderful story that is hard to put down. You do what you feel is right and suddenly your whole world crashes around you. A new name, new career and a new home in a new state is supposed to keep you safe. But does it? Kara goes from a happy kindergarten teacher to one whose house is set ablaze with her inside it all because she became a witness to a world she knew nothing about. How can anyone keep her safe, if she can't tell them ...more
Roxann
This book had a little romance, plus a mystery and references to praying to God. It was a very interesting book. The lead female, Kara, was in a witness protection program after she saw people selling a baby to another person. She was a very interesting character. Even though her life was in danger (once the people from the baby selling group found her) she still cared more about the innocent people around her and stayed to help even though she could be killed. Nice little mystery and romance.
Terri
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sandra Orchard has delivered again. Identity Withheld is a fast paced romantic suspense that you'll want to read in one sitting. Kara and Jake are a great couple and you'll be rooting for them from beginning to end. This would make a perfect stocking stuffer for a book lover.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Jessica Patch
Fast paced, constant danger, and exciting twists, Sandra Orchard’s Identity Withheld is a fantastic read.
I’m a fan of a flawed hero who loves deep and is loyal to the bone, and I love a strong heroine who uses her brains and doesn’t pull the damsel-in-distress card. Orchard delivers both and brings the romantic thread to a satisfying end.

Looking forward to more books by Sandra Orchard!
Harlequin Books
"The brave, caring, yet stubborn characters create an appealing suspenseful tale. The writing is fluid and detailed" (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars).
Dana
Can you say intense?! The action never stopped. I loved the dynamics between Jake and Kara. And Tommy and Rusty melted my heart.
Jackie Layton
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable, fast pace, and sweet romance. identity Withheld has it all.
Bree
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars, okay story
Andrew Service
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suspense

Storylines was good. As reading the story see your life events can come true. When put your Faith in Lord.
Harlequin Books
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Sandra leaps off the garden trails of her herbal-researcher-turned-amateur-sleuth (Port Aster Secrets) series, to the museum corridors of her plucky FBI art crime agent Serena Jones, in A Fool and His Monet.

When not plotting crimes, Sandra plays make-believe with her grandchildren or hikes with her hubby along the escarpment, near their home in Niagara, Canada.

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