A gripping new novel from New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock.
Their love caused the loss of both their fathers: one murdered, one convicted as a murderer. Is it possible to set things right after all these years?
Nate Beckett has all the courage in the world when it comes to fighting fires as a smoke jumper. But that courage wanes at the thought of returning to his hometown. His mother has beggedfrom New ...more
Blackstock writes like the veteran she is. Her writing style is polished, yet simple and engaging. I found myself very easily drawn into the story within a page or two. The plot and pacing are flawless; while not especially action-packed, there's never a moment ...more
Smoke Screen is one of the best Christian Fiction books I have read recently. Nate Beckett who is a smoke jumper fire fighter who finds his life turned sideways which leads him back to home town of Carlisle, Colorado to heal his wounds. Back home he crosses paths with a past love in Brenna who is struggling in her own life situation. Will the pains of the past continue to haunt both of them or ...more
Noah was my favorite character by far! He is a smokejumper now and is much wiser than he was when he left home.
These childhood sweethearts were driven apart when one of their fathers goes to jail for killing the other one’s father. 14 years later they are reunited through some difficult circumstances.
I love their dependence on God to bring them through each twist and turn.
This book is told from the perspective of two different people, Brenna and Nate. Brenna and Nate were in love once, when they were 16! Since then, they broke up and both of their lives have taken a different turn. Both Brenna and Nate’s fathers weren’t happy about the idea ...more
This book is full of complicated lives. There’s Brenna Strickland Herzog, her two children, and her ex-husband and his new trophy wife. Then there’s Nate Beckett, injured smoker jumper finally back home to recuperat ...more
Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher’s daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight betwee ...more
The drama unfolds right from the first page. Brenna is going through a nasty custody battle for her two children. Nate’s job as a smoke jumper sends him back to town to heal from his w ...more
Terri Blackstock returns with a captivating new novel told in two different POVs. Nate Beckett's father spent fourteen years in prison for killing Brenna Strickland's preacher father. Now, Nate's father has been released and Nate has returned to town to recover from a burn injury he's gotten on his job as a smokejumper. Brenna has also returned to town, di ...more
The characters were easy to relate to, they felt real and had real world problems. I loved the chemistry between them. Their romance was lovely to read and never felt mushy.
I found this very suspenseful and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't wait to see how it all turned out.
I highl ...more
I loved the story of Nate and Brenna. Brenna dealt with problems we all face, anxiety, depression and feeling out of control. We all have a way of coping with problems weather people turn to alcohol or not. She didn't like that she drank but she needed help!
All Nate wanted was to have his dad proud of him. He knew he was in Christ but he still wanted his dad's approval. And let's just discuss for a moment how brave he was to be a smoke ...more
A tragic story of minipulation and deceit. Nate is a smoke jumper, who saves a senator and his family when out fighting wildfires. Nate heads back to his hometown to heal from burns, he sustained while rescuing the senator and his family.. Nate's father just got released from a fourteen prison sentencing and wants to prove his innocence from being accused of murder. Nate's old high school girlfriend, Breanna is trying to be a good mom to two children, while goi ...more
Breann, dealing with stress in a destructive way, Nate, a parachute fire fighter trying to heal from burns sustained on the job, and town with prejudices from the past bring you a real look ...more
The story is multi-layered centering around a wrongful murder conviction and arson which tore apart two highschool sweethearts a decade previous. Money, corruption, greed, and a custody battle loss seemingly will win over justice. Except God had other plans for Nate and Brenna! This book was a lovely mix of suspenseful twists and romance, and I recommend it to those who enjoy ...more
There appears to be a lot going on here in this small Colorado town, but the action begins in another part of the state with smoke jumpers, and a horrible wild fire, lives are at stake here.
Things do not get more comfortable here, and there is a lot at risk, especially in the lives of young children.
You will be quickly immersed here, ...more
I am not usually a fan of books written in the first person but Ms. Blackstock's does it so expertly, that I couldn't help but enjoy ...more
Suspense at its best! Fourteen years ago Nate was in love with the preacher's daughter. But then people assumed he set the fire that burned the church down. He left town and never looked back, Until.... He's forced to return and face Brenna.
As Nate and Brenna return to deal with the present, including new information about the fateful night and the wildfire that is threatening their town- What will happen?
You won't want to put this book down. ...more
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You should have an overwhelming feeling of pride for our main characters as they are both able to overcome personal struggles, defeat personal demons and come out on top!
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my personal opinion and I couldn’t be more pleased with this author ...more
Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. Air Force family. She lived ...more