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Finding Peace

(Love's Compass #1)

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Tuck is determined to keep Laurie safe, even if it means risking his own heart in the process.

Police Officer Tuck Chandler works hard to protect the citizens of Kitner, Texas. He's also good at holding women at arm's length. Jilted by his fiancée for his dedication to his job, he's not about to open himself up to hurt like that again.

Laurie Blake is a struggling photograph
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Published September 2020 by Dallionz Media, LLC (first published January 3rd 2015)
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Crystal Walton
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-fiction
A great contemporary Christian romance. Melanie weaves a hint of mystery into a sweet romance to create a moving story full of family, friendship, and personal growth. I'm continually impressed by her skill at characterization. In each of her books, the characters come to life on the pages in a way that makes them feel naturally grounded and relatable---almost as if she's lived in each of their shoes. I love that.

We can all relate to times when we've allowed our baggage and fears to keep us guar
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R.J.
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for cotton candy sweetness, don't look

further. This book takes you to a lovely, gentle place where

men are chivalrous, women are capable but endearing, and love

feels effortless and fulfilling. Laurie and Tuck's romance is

idyllic, clean, and simple. The mystery was fun too!


Then, when you have just about finished your cotton candy in

this book, you realize that there's something to chew on in the

center as well, adding a layer of interest. The detailed and

thorough way Melanie
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Krista Noorman
What a sweet, clean romance with wonderful, real characters and a bit of a mystery, too. I so enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more books by Melanie.
Stephenee
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

This is the second book by author Melanie Snitker that I have read and while I didn't think that it could be better than her first one (which I loved) it was! This book is a fun, family filled, bumpy road that was endearing to the reader. The author did an amazing job with the characters, the setting, the plot and the way in which the reader was consistently on the edge of their seat, frantically turning the pages of the book to see what h
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Faith
I have read Melanie's other book and liked it, but this one is even better! The characters were well written and I fell in love with each of them, especially little Gideon. He never said anything since he is a non-verbal autistic boy, but he was so endearing in everything that he did. Tuck's storyline was well done and I loved how much he went out of his way to help people. Laurie, with her drive to make her own way, and her whole aspect on doing what needed to be done regardless of how comforta ...more
Janene
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not a predictable romance/suspense

• The author caught my attention right from the beginning and drew me into the story.
• Truck and Laurie were very likeable characters and thoroughly developed.
• The supporting cast of characters added dimension to the story. They were very well fleshed out and they played active roles in this book.
• There was a lot of action and suspense in this story. Some of the action was predictable and some not. There were twists and turns to the plot.
Marianne Sciucco
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet, clean, tender romance. The pace was a little slow, but the story takes place over a short period of time. Lots of action and some unexpected twists. A light read for when you want to relax and enjoy a good story.
Alfredia Haynes
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Lovely Mystery"

I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was what seemed to be a simple tale of light crime solving and a love story developing, but turned out to be a bit more complex than that. A very good read with no sex or bad language.
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Darlena
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finding Peace

This was a sweet clean romance, with a touch h of suspense thrown in to spice things up a bit.
Marva Goodman
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very comfortable quick read

When I need a get-a-way from it all, this fits the bill. Finding Peace is a heart warming story with a bit of drama thrown in.
Erin Sevin
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super cute book. I obtained the copy from book Bub. I enjoyed the characters bc they were realistic. This reminded me of the Glenbrook series which is a good thing!
Ila
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very sweet, clean Christian romance.
Dominique
*3.5 stars*
Short, cute, & clean, contemporary book.
Beth
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clean romantic suspense with Christian overtones. I liked the characters, and thought it interesting that a nonverbal child with autism was featured as a supporting character. I didn’t find the story all that suspenseful. Another aspect I didn’t appreciate was the strong pro-gun message.

There were also several wrong word errors. The forms of the verb “to lay” were used wherever “to lie” should have been used. And “wrecked havoc” was used when “wreaked havoc” was intended. I realize these are no
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Sandra
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well done, Melanie D. Snitker! I really enjoyed this good, clean romance story which also had some suspense and mystery. Young Laurie, who grew up in an above average income family decides to make it on her own in the small town of Kitner. Unfortunately, as she wouldn't accept any help from her parents who are currently touring around the world, she sets up her photo shop and apartment in an area of town which is not the safest in the world. After the first crime against her, Laurie meets one of ...more
Patty
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an incredibly sweet romance with a little mystery woven in. Tuck and Laurie meet when Laurie's photography studio is broken into. Being a policeman, Tuck is protective, but his instincts with Laurie have him wanting to take care of her. He has been left before due to his job, so he is reluctant to begin a relationship. Laurie is definitely interested and with the mixed signals she is receiving from Tuck, she is confused and trying to make the best of it. Tuck begins to involve Laurie in ...more
Franky
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a wonderful, sweet love story about two people finding love and overcoming their fears to let it happen. Laurie is determined to make it on her own and hesitates to accept help from anyone. Tuck, a police officer, is accustomed to helping people in trouble and instinctively reaches out to her, though his feelings for her scare him and remind him of past pain. It's a wonderful tribute to police officers who sacrifice for others and genuinely care about helping their community. The romanc ...more
April
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

Police officer Tuck meets photographer Laurie when he comes to investigate a break in at her place. They see each other more frequently than either expect as she is targeted several more times. A sweet clean romance develops as they work together to solve the mystery of all the break ins.




The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. A very sweet voi
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Katy
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a lovely romance with an element of suspense and danger, too. Tuck the heartbroken cop is a new favorite character now, and how his relationship with Laurie the kind-hearted photographer develops was so realistic and wonderful, I could NOT stop reading this book until I finished it in less than a day. If you like clean romance with a spiritual bent, and loveable secondary characters, you must read this book!
Julie Jobe
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for a sweet, clean romance with a little faith and mystery added in, this book is what you're looking for. I enjoyed meeting Tuck and Laurie and seeing their friendship and relationship develop. Loved the secondary characters as well and was excited at the end of this book to get to know them more in the books that are next in the series. ...more
Barbara Olaewe
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story

This story was well developed. There was a crime. There were more issues. A cute cop! That always makes the story interesting. There was a well developed supporting character with autism. He was very believable. All in all a good book. As a personal preference I would have loved more dialogue and less narration. But it was a good book as it was written.
Linda L Peterson
Great story!

The story captures you right off the bat! It's hard to put down. I throughly enjoyed the descriptions of the characters and situations - leaving me feel I was right there. Im looking forward to the next book I the series!
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Robin Clemons
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A joy to read

I'm usually leary of "romance" stories, but this one was pleasantly surprising. The compelling back story set the mood for solving the mystery of the ongoing break-ins in the small town of Kitner.
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Cici
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet

A sweet Christian romance. The setting is at present day in a small town. The mystery of the young woman who braves the wrong side of town, is never completely resolved. But the hero is tall dark and safe!
Linda Canida
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice little drama and Christians love story

I liked the family dynamics, the honesty of the Tuck and Laurie. The drama from the crimes was a surprising twist and kept the story from being sappy.
Lisa
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable read.

Inspiring and thoughtful. This book has lots of good Christian advice and just enough suspense to keep me reading almost non-stop. Excited to read the book in the series!
Mary Beth
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Police Officer Tuck Chandler works hard to protect the citizens of Kitner, Texas. He's also good at holding women at arm's length. Jilted by his fiancée for his dedication to his job, he's not about to open himself up to hurt like that again. ...more
Lynn H. Gwyn
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Book

I enjoyed this book very much. A good love story with likable characters and some twists and turns along the way.
Phyllis
Though the plot was good and I liked the characters, it didn't have that quality that causes me to just fall into a book. I think it may have been slightly stilted writing? ...more
Jen
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story

I enjoyed this story a lot. It was an easy read with some romance and a touch of suspense. I look forward to reading the author's other books.
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Melanie D. Snitker is a USA Today bestselling author who writes clean and inspirational romance novels.

She has enjoyed writing fiction for as long as she can remember. She started out writing episodes of cartoon shows that she wanted to see as a child and her love of writing grew from there.

She and her husband live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with their two children, who keep their lives
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