Title: The Solid Rock (Hymns of the West Book 5)
Author: Faith Blum
Rating: 5 stars
About the Book
Joshua woke with a quiet groan. As his senses woke up one at a time, he cracked his eyelids open. Sure enough, there was a silhouetted form standing at the foot of the bed. From the sickly sweet smell, the person was either from the brothel down the street or had recently left one.
He forced himself to breathe evenly and reached for the knife in his thigh holster. With as tough and evil a voice as he could imitate, he spoke, “State your intentions.”
Pinkerton detective, Joshua Brookings, is sent on a job that seems simple on the surface. His fellow detective has been kidnapped and his boss, William Pinkerton senses foul play. Joshua is sent to investigate Edward’s case in hopes of finding the kidnapped detective and helping solve the case that has taken over ten years to investigate.
Arriving in Cheyenne, Joshua finds much more than a simple kidnapping. Yet again, he must go undercover, something he made his boss promise never to make him do again. The only Christian in the outlaw group, Joshua falters and almost loses faith in God’s providence. Will he stand on the solid Rock or drown in the sinking sand?
BE SAFE AND REMEMBER, GOD IS ALWAYS WITH YOU
I enjoyed this story and it kept me captivated and rejoicing in the Lord. I thought Joshua Brookings was a godly man but is honest to admit his struggles and insecurities while being undercover as a Pinkerton agent. I loved the way he prayed and that his prayers sounded like he was having a conversation with the Lord. “I had a good, long talk with God and He straightened me out.” The story has a large cast of characters, some good, and some outlaws. The plot twists kept me in suspense and the pages turning as the story unfolds and with the outlaws finally caught. The dialog is open and honest, with a reminder that no matter what, God forgives. “We may not know why things happen, but no matter what, we can know that God strengthens us and help us.” This is the fifth story in the Hymns of the West series but will read easily as a stand-alone.
This review was submitted by: Kathy Heare Watts