THE TAKING OF CARLY BRADFORD (4.5) by Ramona Richards: Dee Kelley is staying at a writers' retreat and fighting to overcome depression over the loss of her husband and son. When she finds some white sandals in the woods, she knows they belong to missing 8-year-old Carly Bradford. Chased out of the woods, Dee is able to get the sandals to officer Tyler Madison. As Dee gets involved in the search for the missing girl, she and Tyler discover a strong attraction for each other, and Dee struggles to accept the healing power of love -- both Tyler's and God's. Richards presents an intriguing mystery and a poignant story that those who have ever questioned God about the loss of a loved one will especially understand.
Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley