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Most Highly Favored Daughter: A Sanctified Suspense
When heiress and philanthropist Cara Hawthorne Wells is framed with a heinous crime, her reputation, marriage, and life are jeopardized. As she and handsome, brooding private investigator Jake Gold battle to prove her innocence, they uncover shocking revelations about the city she serves, the people she ...more
I am not a fan of suspense or thrillers, but I really enjoyed reading this book. The storyline was interesting and gripping albeit a little predictable. I was initially concerned religion would be a central part of the story, but it was used more as character development and support. An insert that came with the book described the genre as a "romantic su ...more
Also foundational is the author’s integrating the backdrop of Cara’s religion. Catholic themes predominate, reflecting co ...more
Unfortunately, I have to give the main character one star. It was incredibly obnoxious that she was so naïve and the victim of an emotionally abusive relationship yet a successful business owner/woman. It didn't fit for me. ...more
Janice addressed a seldom discussed blight that permeates our world, the deplorable world of sex trafficking. I applaud her for bringing this sensitive subject into a piece of fiction. I liked how her characters evolved as I followed their lives in her story.
I figured some things out before the story revealed it, but ...more
The book also draws much-needed attention to the vile crime of sex trafficking and its prevalence. I enjoyed the faith elements of the book, particularly the inclusion of Saint Bahkita and the human p ...more
Janice Lane Palko grew up in Pittsburgh and is the author of the new romantic comedy Our Lady of the Roses, a spinoff from her first novel, St. Anne’s Day. She has also written the award-winning romantic suspense, Most Highly Favored Daughter as well as the Christmas romance, A Shepherd's Song, and Cape Cursed, a romantic suspense. A writer for more than two decades, her work is featured on the P...more