Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn

This month's cycle of Love Inspired Suspense has quite a few of my friends featured. Camy Tang's newest release (that I'll be blogging about in a about a month's time...I'm at the tail end of her blog tour.) Jill Elizabeth Nelson, fellow Minnesotan and the author of the To Catch a Thief series, and Liz Johnson, publishing house publicist.

Today, I'd like to spotlight Liz Johnson's debut novel, The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Myles Parsons is just another inmate in Kenzie Thorn’s GED course until he kidnaps her, offering only a feeble explanation–that he’s actually FBI Special Agent Myles Borden. Terrified, Kenzie doesn’t want to believe his story of being undercover to protect her. Moreover, she can’t believe that someone might really want her dead.
But just when Myles thinks he has her out of harm’s way, his plans start to fall apart. He attempts to take Kenzie to a safe house—but the stubborn woman won’t go! So together they must uncover the clues that will reveal a most shocking perpetrator. All the while Myles tries to keep his distance from Kenzie … but finds himself falling in love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Liz Johnson grew up reading Christian fiction, and always dreamed of being part of the publishing industry. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff with a degree in public relations, she set out to fulfill her dream. In 2006 she got her wish when she accepted a publicity position at a major trade book publisher. While working as a publicist in the industry, she decided to pursue her other dream-becoming an author. Along the way to having her novel published, she completed the Christian Writers Guild apprentice course and wrote articles for several magazines.
Liz lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she enjoys theater, ice skating, volunteering in her church's bookstore and making frequent trips to Arizona to dote on her nephew and three nieces. She loves stories of true love with happy endings. The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn is her first novel. Keep up with Liz's adventures in writing at www.lizjohnsonbooks.com.
MY REVIEW: This book pulled me in from the beginning, with a fresh set up, and fast-paced action. The heroine is idealistic but realistic too. Her GED program is noble and daring, but she' s no ideological bleeding heart. The hero, Miles, is suitably swoony, and Kenzie is more than a match for him. I enjoyed their chemistry, as well as the twisty plot. A quick, enjoyable read all around.


  1. I agree-this month's LIs are fantastic. I'll be blogging on The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn later this week too!

  2. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy.

  3. I still have yet to read any of the Love Inspired books. This one sounds great.

  4. Erica, thanks so much for your review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed Myles and Kenzie's story. They were a blast to write! :)