Monday, April 15, 2013

Angel Falls by Connie Mann

Regina de Silva's childhood on the streets of Brazil was violent until she was rescued by Noah Anderson and given a chance at an education.  Now trained as a nurse, Regina has returned to Brazil to run an orphanage sponsored by the Andersons.  Despite her fresh chance at life, Regina can never get past seeing herself as unclean and damaged, so she shelters her personal inadequacies in her work.

Then one day, as Regina takes her friend and co-worker Irene to the airport, a car bomb explodes.
Regina and Eduardo, Irene's baby son, are safe, but Irene is killed.  Suddenly fear and mystery descend on the orphanage.  Who is Eduardo's father?  Irene had never shared, just saying he had been married and the affair a mistake.  Believing the whole orphanage to be in danger, Regina sends the children away to a safe place, keeping Eduardo with her.  When Brooks Anderson, former American military operative and estranged son of Noah Anderson, arrives with instructions that he should bring the infant to his parents, both Brooks and Regina begin to suspect Noah is the father.

Like many romantic suspense novels, Regina and Brooks mix like oil and water, or perhaps it would better to say that they are like the ingredients to dynamite.  Within moments of meeting, they are on the run as a relentless pursuer follows their every move throughout the wilds of Brazil.  This book was definitely edgier than many Christian suspense novels I have read.  As readers, you will begin to know more about the villain and the baby's parentage than Regina and Brooks, but you will stay caught up in the chase.

There are discussion questions at the end of the book.  Just reading them can pull you back to seeing this story in the light of God's plan.  Regina has never forgiven herself for a violent, abusive childhood that she had no control over.  Although she has been given a new chance at life, she couldn't see herself as a perfect child of God.  Brooks has never been able to forgive his father for a mistake made years before and now he carries the added burden of a botched military rescue.  Then, the villain brings to the story the destructive path of revenge.  And secrets, so many secrets - they all converge in the tale of non-stop action and danger.

Connie Mann loves stories that combine suspense, adventure and second chances. She offers encouragement to busy women on her blog: and is an active member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a USCG-licensed boat captain, so when she’s not writing, she’s usually on Central Florida’s waterways with local school children or her fabulous family. Please visit her online at:

I am part of a blog tour of Connie Mann's exciting book sponsored by PUMP UP YOUR BOOK.
Check out these other bloggers for their reviews.

Monday, April 1 – Book Review at Musings by Maureen
Tuesday, April 2 – Book Review at Splashes of Joy
Wednesday, April 3 - Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Thursday, April 4 – Book Review at Vic’s Media Room
Thursday, April 4 – Book Review at My Book Addiction and More
Friday, April 5 – Book Review & Book Giveaway at Hardcover Feedback
Monday, April 8 – Book Review at The Mary Book Reader
Wednesday, April 10 – Book Review at LDS and Lovin’ It
Thursday, April 11 – Book Review at By the Book
Friday, April 12 – Book Review at Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Tuesday, April 15 – Book Review at Thoughts From Mill Street
Tuesday, April 16 – Book Review at Christian Fiction Addiction
Wednesday, April 17 – Book Review at Books Books the Magical Fruit
Thursday, April 18 – Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Friday, April 19 – Book Review at The Self-Taught Cook
Friday, April 19 – Book Review at Blooming with Books
Monday, April 22 – Book Review at Colletta’s Kitchen Sink
Monday, April 22 – Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head
Thursday, April 25 – Book Review at A Year of Jubilee Reviews
Friday, April 26 – Book Review at My Book Addiction Reviews
Friday, April 26 – Book Review at Melina’s Book Blog


  1. Hi Sue,
    Many thanks for the opportunity to be your guest today! I so appreciate you taking the time to read Angel Falls--and I'm delighted that you enjoyed it!
    All the very best to you,

  2. Wow, thanks for the wonderful review, Sue!