THE DEFENDER'S DUTY (4) by Shirlee McCoy: Home-care aide Lacey Carmichael is hired to help Jude Sinclair recover from injuries suffered when he was run down. Positive that it was no accident but someone trying to kill him, Jude is determined to protect Lacey by sending her away. But she's equally determined to stay, sure this is where God wants her. As her feelings for Jude become personal, and the threat to him more immediate, Lacey fights the desire to run from emotions that, because of her abusive past, she is afraid to accept. There's a fascinating mystery and quite a bit of angst as Lacey works to accept the happiness God wants her to have.

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley