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Soldier's Christmas Secrets

(Justice Seekers #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  169 ratings  ·  57 reviews
He’ll do whatever it takes

To protect his family

When a plane crash leaves special ops soldier Hawk Jacobson with amnesia, all he knows is that the plane was sabotaged and he has a target on his back. His survival depends on letting everyone—including his wife, Jillian Wade—believe he’s dead. Until gunmen come after Jillian and the daughter he never knew existed. Can Jilli
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Love Inspired Suspense
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Susan Snodgrass
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
'If you would just put your future in God's hands, you'd find out exactly what God has in store for us.'

This was my first book by Laura Scott to read. It was seriously good and full of suspense. A great hero, a plot overflowing with intrigue, and good secondary characters all make for a great read. This was so suspenseful that I was nearly going crazy trying to figure out what would happen next and just who the villains were! Recommended.

*My thanks to Harlequin Publishing for a copy of this book
Soldier's Christmas Secrets is the first book in the Justice Seekers series and it was a delightful read! I was so surprised to start reading this one and notice familiar characters (from Callahan Confidential series). I had thought that there wouldn't be anymore books with them, so this made me very happy!

I found Hawk to be an amazing character. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to have to hide the fact that you are alive from your spouse in order to try and keep her safe. I did find
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Soldier's Christmas Secrets" is a Christian suspense novel. Hawk has fairly permanent amnesia after surviving a crash, but he knows that someone is after him because of an illegal gun deal that he witnessed. He can't remember who was involved and who to trust. After years of trying to regain his memory and track down the truth, his wife is attacked and he saves her life. She didn't know that he survived, so his appearance comes as a shock. She's busy taking care of their young daughter, so she ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
I tried. I really did. I love suspense romances and I don’t mind so mind “clean” romances, but I do have a problem with author’s shoving their religious beliefs down our throats.
That being said, the romance & plot was disappointing and boring. Hero survived a plane crash and lost his memory. He has been living next door to heroine whom he is married to and she doesn’t recognize him (scars and all)? Then there is the logic of trying to find who & why which made no sense. Gave up at 70%.
Smut Report
Heat Factor: Extremely chaste
Character Chemistry: In a “we’re already married” forced proximity kind of way?
Plot: Former soldier has to figure out who’s trying to kill him and his family
Overall: Not many highs but also not many lows

This was an uncharacteristically - shall we say wholesome? - read for me. It is “Love Inspired” from Harlequin, after all. I once read a blog post somewhere discussing how the author only read “clean” romance. I had previously interpreted this to mean sexless, but the
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goodness! What an awesome book from new to me author Laura Scott!
Oh my! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! Such a great plot and the characters!
I can't imagine doing what this soldier did! Imagine going away and then coming home only to find that you aren't the same as when you left. Just wow!
The author has done a great job in keeping her readers in suspense and certainly full of surprises!
I usually don't like surprises but this one took the cake so to speak!
I will be looking for more fro
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it
SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS SECRETS is formula Love Inspired romantic suspense with the heroine and child being kept on the run without a clue why. And amnesia is the mental illness of the hour with four of the last five romantic suspenses I read had that in the story.
Hawk is a bully and a stalker, renting the house next door to his wife and daughter, and she, of course, is clueless, not even recognizing the man she married. The all-knowing "bad guys", out to kill him, are always one step ahead, but why
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy Laura Scott's books, and this one was another great read. It was cool to read Hawk's story, and also to have some of the Callahan clan from her series about them make appearances in the book ...more
Jacqueline Francis
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a very very good story! If you enjoy LoveInspired Suspense, I can basically guarantee that you will love this book. It was a wonderful second chance romance in unusual circumstances, and the pace kept my heart racing.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Four years ago a plane went down with Special Ops Agent Hawk Jacobson on board, and he is assumed dead. He suffers from amnesia but he knows that the plane crash wasn't an accident and that he's a target. So he goes into hiding living life off the grid, using his skills working as a private investigator. But when his past work bring him and his wife, Jillian back together, he is afraid that she has moved on, but he is still determined to keep her and her daughter safe.

Hawk is a skilled soldier,
Books and Spoons
An intense and thrilling start to the story pulled me in and the twists in the fervent tale had me inhaling it at one sitting. The story is engaging, filled with deadly danger, desire to survive, to have a new chance in life, to make amends, to redefine their fate in God and His guidance in life.
I enjoyed all aspects of the tale so much that I didn't even stop to consider if the plot was plausible, and honestly, I don't care, it entertained, it inspired, and gave me an adrenaline rush like a gr
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Soldier’s Christmas Secret by Laura Scott is part of the Justice Seekers series. This is a very good series however this book can be read alone. The title doesn’t match the book as well as the cover. The cover is perfect for the story with the addition of the teddy bear.

Hawk was the sole survivor of a military helicopter crash where he lost his team. He still has some lingering amnesia but is convinced that they were sabotaged. He has been researching to find out who was behind it. Everyone thou
I won a copy of this book from the author, I was not required to give a favorable review. This was a great story about love, reunion, bad guys and good guys. Hawk was ex military special forces but when he and his team came home there was a plane crash and all but him were dead. But because of his injuries he also lost a lot of his memory, but since getting some of it back he is trying to find out who killed his team. But first he finds his wife and the little girl he knows nothing about but he ...more
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Hawk Jackson is starting to pieces back his memories that he lost in a plane crash. The plane was bringing him and his fellow soldiers home from Afghanistan when it crash killing everyone but him.

Jillian believe her husband died in the plane crash coming home from Afghanistan. The stranger living next door is always there to help out. Could the stranger be her husband.

Can Hawk keep Jillian and her daughter safe from the gunmen that broke into her home. You need to read this story to find out if
Overall, I liked the book but there were some things that bothered me. One of them was the mention of praying/God at least twice in every single chapter. Idk, I could be exaggerating but it was mentioned more times than I can count. I'm totally okay with the mention of that since I'm a Catholic but it was too overdone to the point that it got annoying. Besides that, the story was interesting but I do wish there was a bit more to the ending because Hawk and Jillian's relationship/reunion seemed r ...more
Elaine Applebury
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE Laura Scott's books! This is the start of a new series, Justice Seekers. This book was full of action, suspense, and love. Not necessarily the mushy kind of love, but true caring between comrades. Hawk Jacobson helps his neighbor, Jillian Wade and her 4 yr old daughter, Lizzy, escape from armed gunmen. Who are they and why are they after her? I enjoyed that the Callahan brothers are back, and that Hawk got his own story! Can't wait to read Ryker's story! I hope I don't have to wait too lo ...more
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Starting over after being left for dead was hard on Hawk Jacobson aka James Wade. Finding out his wife had a child after being told he died in action was even harder. As he's trying to make things work with his new identity and figure out the missing pieces in his memory, he has to save his wife and daughter without getting himself killed too. Great story of justice, love, and a search for his renewal of faith! ...more
Emily Higgins
Aug 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
Former soldier, Hawk Jacobsen was in a plane crash in the Appalachian mountains that claimed the life of everyone on board, except him. Hawk was presumed dead. Years later, with much of his memory still spotty, Hawk is living next door to his wife and daughter (his wife does not recognize him) when his wife’s home is invaded. Hawk rescues his wife and daughter. Now, they must discover the reason for the attack and work with army buddies of Hawk’s to protect Hawk’s family.
Aug 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
I did not really like it. It wasn't the worst but there was a lot that wasn't really explained like what he really did in the 5 years, if he slept with other women and just how he survived initially. Now with the whole plot and bad guys it made no sense the tying up bad guys and basically letting them go (yes a couple of them died, but with he others to just let them go to possibly come after you again seems ludicrous). C. ...more
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down!

I had seen some other stuff by Laura Scott, but hadn't actually read any of her books. Picked this one an I wasn't sorry. I read it in a little over 24 hours, between work and family. This was an amazing story. This is a second chance story of there ever was one. Loved it!
Ray Whitaker
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Loved this book. The suspense kept me reading and didn't want to put it down. The faith of the characters is encouraging. I also love the Callahans, can't wait to read their stories.
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Soldier's Christmas Secrets

This story really kept me riveted! Just when you think you have figured it out and all is well, a new twist comes along. The characters are wonderful! Laura Scott is a new author to me. I'm hooked!
Rebecca Delio
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story

This story was really great, I really enjoyed the story from beginning to end. I really love the stories where God plays a roll in the stories.....
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great book. If you read the Callahan Confidential series you will notice all your favorite characters return for more action.
Elaine Leonard
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good read I didn't want to put it down ...more
Charmaine  Bartlett
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book, loved it!!!

I loved that I got to know more about Hawk!! His life was rough, but he got to where he needed to be!!!
Aug 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
DNF, the plot was just a little too silly for me.
angela yargus
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many lessons here!

I love the excitement! I love the challenge of trying g to solve the mystery!
But most of all, I love the presence of God!
Pat Whitworth
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Christmas means more when family is together.

Although Jillian and James AKA Hawk have been separated for a time they still find each other as attracted as before!
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Laura Scott is honored to write for the Love Inspired Suspense line, where a reader can find a heartwarming journey of faith amid the thrilling danger. She lives with her husband of twenty-five years and has two children, a daughter and a son, who are both in college. She works as a critical-care nurse during th

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