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Protecting Tanner Hollow

(Tanner Hollow #1-4)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  518 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Four nail-biting novellas in one!

Lethal Homecoming
Nolan Tanner never got over Kallie Ainsworth's sudden, unexplained departure. Now when he comes to her rescue after an attempt on her life, all the old feelings come rushing back.

Lethal Conspiracy
When professional fundraiser Lillian Maloney sees her father's campaign manager commit murder, she goes on the run from the men h
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Sarah Grace Grzy
A few years ago, Lynette Eason self-published a trio of novellas set in the fictional small town of Tanner Hollow. Recently, the copyrights were purchased by Revell and the books have now been republished into a collection and a fourth novella featuring tie-ins to Eason's Blue Justice series has been added.


This novella is the first and the shortest. So short, there is barely enough time for the story to happen. I had that feeling the first time I read it when it was self-publis
Really 4 or 4.5 stars, but considering how many times I’ve reread the first three stories with the same amount of enjoyment, I’m bumping it up to five stars. The fourth story is the one that’s fully new material, and I loved it best of all, though it really wasn’t long enough. The parts with Daria (a character from book 4) were in were quite fun as she does her tricks with computers and helps solve the mystery on the pronto. It’s more suspense than mystery, but is a great conclusion to the Blue ...more
Natalie Walters
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This collection of novellas is like a sweet gift from author, Lynette Eason, to her readers!!

Protecting Tanner Hollow has all of the romantic suspense you could possibly want and more!! The stories are quick paced, the characters are charming, and I enjoyed every page-turning second. I think my favorite characters are the Tanner brothers. I liked that each novella wrapped up nicely and each subsequent one beyond the first gave a little sneak peek into the characters from earlier stories.

**I rec
Andrea Cox
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Reads. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts.

Lethal Homecoming
Just as mysterious as I recalled! Again, I didn’t figure out whodunit. I liked the family drama and that this was a complex little novella.

Lethal Conspiracy
Wow. So blown away by this one. Such a great addition to the series. I especially enjoyed the wonderful usage of technology and forensic science. The drama and suspense were spot-on
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Inkwell Inspirations

Award-winning author Lynette Eason takes readers on a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled ride through the small town of Tanner Hollow in her latest romantic suspense novella collection, Protecting Tanner Hollow. The first three novellas were previously published as e-books by this author (Lethal Homecoming, Lethal Conspiracy, and Lethal Secrets), so readers will love how these stories come together in this fantastic collection. Since the novellas primarily tak
This is a great collection of novellas by one of my favorite authors. Lynette Eason has a way of ramping up the suspense and action to keep the pages turning. All of the four novellas take place in the small town of Tanner Hollow, North Carolina. In Lethal Homecoming, Kallie Ainsworth returns home for her stepfather's funeral. Kallie left home several years prior because he was abusive to her. On her way, close to her home, someone tries to kill her. Nolan Tanner is a sheriff deputy and a former ...more
Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
* * My review is only for the final story in this collection, Lethal Agenda. * *

I was really excited to read Derek St. John’s story. He had this mysterious vibe to him, popping in and out of the Blue Justice series in stealth-like fashion.

Unfortunately, his story fell flat for me. Derek didn’t shine strongly on his own I was expecting him to. His romance with Claire also did not work for me.

The crime/suspense/mystery thread was pretty good and very entertaining. The inclusion of Levi, Claire’s
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Protecting Tanner Hollow was a wonderful compilation of novellas that captured the heart of small town mystery and romance. There are four stories, each uniquely written with connections that weave through the stories. However, each can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed seeing new and much loved characters pop up. From beginning until end these stories are packed with suspense.

Lethal Homecoming…perhaps a little too fast of a read/happy ending, but I loved the story anyway! When Kallie returns
Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)
Lynette Eason has compiled a wonderful collection of stories that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Each story was masterfully written in a way that wouldn't let me go - I had to read each one in a single sitting. She includes the perfect amount of suspense, romance, and action. The characters are charming, and easily relatable.

When I am looking for a thrilling book, I know I can depend on Eason. Tanner Hollow is one of my favorite places (fictional of course) and I was so happy to
Lynette Eason never disappoints with her well-written plot and high-powered, adrenaline-laced action and suspense and memorable characters. I love that these four novellas take place in the small town of Tanner Hollow, NC and are connected by the characters in each story.

Lethal Homecoming features Nolan Tanner, a detective in Tanner Hollow, and Kallie who is being targeted as she returns to town for her stepfather’s funeral. Lethal Conspiracy is about Jason Tanner, Nolan’s firefighter brother,
Nicki Olsen
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
*My Thoughts*
Protecting Tanner Hollow is the perfect cozy afternoon read for suspense lovers! Quick, but well written, each story ties well into the next. Characters are engaging and fun and each story is a delight. Like some novellas tend to be, some parts seemed a little rushed and cheesy, but overall Lynette did a great job with this set. The last story even ties a character into another series she has written. Suspense lovers and fans of Irene Hannon and Colleen Coble need to add this one t
Paula Shreckhise
Protecting Tanner Hollow by Lynette Eason is a four novella collection.

I have been a fan of Lynette Eason for quite a while. I frequently say I will read anything she writes.
This collection did not disappoint!
LETHAL HOMECOMING starts out with a very exciting scene and the suspense builds. Who wants Kallie Ainsworth dead? Her stepfather has died, but she isn’t a threat, or so she believes. Detective Nolan Tanner wants to ensure her safety and to keep her from being accused of murder. Ms. Eason
Vera Godley
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have had such fun and enjoyment reading this set of four novellas. Usually, I prefer full length novels, but do have a fondness for the shorter, less involved reads that novellas present to the reader. These were not joyful, happy, luvy-duvy stories. They were tense, action stories and all were set in the fictional quaint, small town Tanner Hollow in North Carolina.

The characters throughout the four novellas were connected just as you might expect them to be in a small town where everyone kno
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this collection of stories from one of my favorite authors. These stories have been previously released but were new to me as I hadn't gotten to the individual stories before. My favorite of the collection was the 2nd story. I really liked the mystery in that one and there were a couple of massive surprises in that one. I also loved that Derek St. John finally had his story told as well. All in all, a fantastic collection of stories! Recommended!

I received this book from NetGall
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I always look forward to Lynette Eason's books because I know I can always expect a brilliantly thought-out and well written suspense novel, and Protecting Tanner Hollow was certainly no exception!

Featuring some amazing characters from the Tanner family (Nolan and Jason) as well as other characters such as Derek from the beloved St. John family and Eli Murphy, I found this set of 4 novellas (each ~100 pages) a delight to read! I loved how some of the novellas were written from a male perspectiv
Susan Snodgrass
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoy romantic suspense. Lynette Eason is very good at this genre and I was excited when I saw she had this book coming out. Eason gives us four wonderfully suspenseful novellas AND one of them gives us Derek St. John's story! I loved her Blue Justice series and the St. John siblings, so I was very happy to read Derek's story. I recommend this book.

*My thanks to Revell Publishing for a complimentary copy of this book via Net Galley. The opinion stated here is my own.
Abigail Harris
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Review of Protecting Tanner Hollow by Lynette Eason:

Lethal Homecoming: I read this novella before and hadn’t realized that when I requested the novella collection from Revell for review since I was excited for the story of Derek St. John from the Blue Justice books, and I didn’t read the blurb, I didn’t have to, knowing that it was a collection from Lynette Eason, enough for me. I enjoyed this novella, the plot was all right though rushed a little bit, the characters could possibly be a littl
I need more Lynette Eason novellas - and if I’m being honest I need novels too -please. I loved reading the four novellas that were in the book. They all were amazing and I could not put it down.

Lethal Homecoming:

Though this one was short, I still really loved reading about Nolan and Kallie. The suspense and mystery were amazing. Just reading this one novella made me fall in love with Lynette Eason’s writing all over again.

Lethal Conspiracy:

This one wasn’t as strong in the mystery department l
This book is a compilation of the four Tanner Hollow romantic suspense novellas. Each one is full of suspense and romance set in the small town of Tanner Hollow, but the romance takes a backseat to the suspense most of the time. They are connected by the numerous members of the Tanner family, their spouses, and friends who are all in various law enforcement positions. Because they are novellas, each moves quickly both in the solution to the crime as well as the romance aspect. Yet, overall, it w ...more
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
One thing I love about novella collections is that there's a natural break. I know going in that I'll be able to finish one novella in 60-90 minutes, so it's not a big time commitment for a complete story. Plus, if you don't love one story, you can just move on to the next for something different!

Each of the novellas in Protecting Tanner Hollow is at least partially set in Tanner Hollow, North Carolina, and several characters make repeat appearances throughout the stories. Each novella is a plea
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
"Bad things happened in the dark." - Lethal Homecoming

Kallie Armstrong travels home to Tanner Hollow only to experience an accident that was meant to end her life before she even arrived. When help appears, it's in the form of a hero who captured her heart so many years ago; when she left without saying good-by. Nolan Tanner.

"He needed to put away the image of the beautiful dark haired woman on the gurney . . . " - Lethal Conspiracy

Tanner Hollow firefighter Jason Tanner is shocked by h
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lynette Eason is one of my go-to romantic suspense authors so when she publishes novellas only in ebook format I have an epic meltdown. Serious, two-year-old tantrum time! Why? Because I don't read ebooks and it kills me to be left out! So imagine my biblio-euphoric delight when her Tanner Hollow novellas appeared in this paperback edition! Along with Derek St. John's (Blue Justice series) long awaited chance to shine in his very own story! I am all kinds of fan-girling over this collection!

I th
Denise Hershberger
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was so excited to see a new collection of novellas from Eason. Unfortunately I'd already read the first three when she released them independently, but the fourth was all new and a delight!

The first novella had a great plot and I was impressed with how much suspense she managed in so few pages.

The second novella wasn't my favorite, it the third had kids that tugged at my heartstrings and I loved the love story.

But I truly loved the fourth! It didn't hurt any that she tied in a St. John charac
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 thrilling novellas set in the seemingly idyllic Tanner Hollow, one featuring Derek St. John!

Action-packed, thrilling reads from Lynette Eason. I was so excited to read these novellas, and would save them as rewards for myself for getting other tasks done. They did not disappoint!

The first two stories feature brothers Nolan and Jason Tanner, as they evade killers and find love. The third story finds Eli Murphy risking his own secrets to help Honor. And the 4th is an absolute must read for fans
Suzie Waltner
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m a fan of novellas and when you get one author doing a collection of four that all tie together, it’s just icing on the cake!

In Protecting Tanner Hollow, Lynette Eason introduces readers to the small NC town and several of its residents. But this community seems to be a magnet for danger.

Three of the books in this collection were previously released as ebooks by Eason but the fourth story is brand new and conveniently wraps up the Blue Justice series with the last remaining St. John sibling v
Kristine Morgan
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Protecting Tanner Hollow by Lynette Eason is a collection of 4 novellas set in Tanner Hollow. I really enjoyed the way Ms. Eason created a small town with some unforgettable characters. Nolan and Jason Tanner are two upright guys just looking to keep their town safe. Fortunately they found love along the way. Derek St. Peter and Eli Murphy are also strong upright men. And the ladies are strong well defined characters. The plot moves along quickly with several murders and attempted murders. I hig ...more
I love Lynette Eason and this Novella collection was fun, and suspenseful and everything I came to expect from her. There was a heme of abuse through all four novellas but each one at their own story. Even though it was novellas, all the stories felt completed without being rushed.

Lethal Homecoming
The author did a great job of getting me to suspect a character, with only throwing a great twist with who was actually behind everything and why.

Lethal Conspiracy
Though the bad guy was known from the
Maureen Timerman
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
If you enjoy a book with non-stop action, full of suspense, and mystery, you’re in for a treat with four riveting stories.
What ties them together is the location Tanner Hollow, and a few characters that appear in each story, even if just a brief part.
When I finished reading, one I quickly got immersed in the next, and the book was finished before I knew it.
For me I loved all of the stories, but the last one reunited me with the St. John family, and wow, I wasn’t expecting it, but it made me happ
Leslie M.
Aug 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This upcoming release from Eason is a novella collection that grabs the reader from the first page. It contains fours stories: Lethal Homecoming, Lethal Conspiracy, Lethal Secrets, and Lethal Agenda. The first three were previously released as individual ebooks, but the fourth story was written just for this collection. All four stories are fast paced, action packed, and filled with twists and turns. Each story can be read individually, but characters do overlap between them (which I really enjo ...more
Clara K Page
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved these novellas., but then I love all her books.
Tanner Hollow sounds like such a great place to live.
I loved that the 4th Novella gave you the story of Derek St John.
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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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