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Fire captain Mitch Andrews can't forget the three young children he saved from a fire A suspicious fire that left them orphans In the care of foster mother Jill Kirkpatrick, he knows the little ones will be loved Even if the sweet, strong widow won't let Mitch close to her But suddenly the kids—and Jill—are in terrible danger…and one of the children is missing Mitch and Jill will risk everything to find the stolen girl and keep a makeshift family of five together forever A Good ReadStory switched back and forth between characters without an obvious chapter break Needed an indicator of author’s intent Otherwise, the story was interesting and a very good read. This book kept me on the edge of my seat I thought it was well written There was no sex involved in this suspense/romance novel which was nice Still ended with a happy ending. This is the first book of Valeries that I have read but it won't be the last It was a clean romance, mystery and suspence with a lot of heroes in it.Mitch is a firefighter that takes on to much blame when he can't save everyone Their was a loud explosion of a business and a house They were able to save the three children but not the parents.Jill is a foster parent She was in foster care as a child Her husband died in a accident right after moving to a farm in a new area Mitch feels blame for not saving him Mitch and Jill became friends because Mitch helped her out at the farm.Someone set the bomb and murdered the parents, kidnapped the littlest child Jill and Mitch are trying to protect the boys and get the baby back.I really liked the characters, the children especially Tim 7 year old who was trying to protect and find his sister So many wanted to help and protect the children It is a book that I did not put down.I was given this ebook in exchange of honest review. This book is part of “The Defenders” series which involves protecting children from dangerous people Set in the bucolic town of Serenity, Arkansas, the book begins with an explosion that takes the fire department hours to control as well as the lives of a local married couple, Rob and Ellen Pearson, who ran an export company.Their children, Timmy (age 7), Paul (age 5), and Megan (age 18 months), are placed into the custody of Jill Kirkpatrick, a recently widowed woman who’s acted as a foster mother over the past few years Her connection to the Serenity Fire Department is her good friend Mitch Andrews, who attends Serenity Chapel on Sundays and who befriended her following her late husband’s accident.Jill and Mitch continually claim they’re good friends, but they behave like a married couple throughout the book Jill’s custodianship is challenged by the children’s unhinged aunt Natalie Guessing the villain of this very short novel isn’t hard; everyone will have it by the second chapter, tops There’s little suspense to be found here.What’s interesting about the book is that a local nurse, Samantha Rochard, is part of a national organization known as CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) that is based in Canton, Georgia Volunteers like Samantha are appointed by judges to watch over abused and/or neglected children to make sure they don’t get lost in the vast machinery that is the American legal system or languish in foster homes There’s some detail about how the organization works in the book, and I appreciated the author doing her homework.However, I did notice that at one point, Natalie (the unhinged aunt) bullies the nurses at the hospital where the children were taken for observation into letting her take them home There is simply no way this would happen in real life Security would have been called and Natalie would have been escorted off the premises Hospitals have “codes” to alert others to unruly behavior whether from a patient or a visitor Then, Jill and Mitch storm Natalie’s house to find the children Breaking and entering is still considered a crime, even in Serenity, so I doubt the realism of this scene as well This isn’t the first stupid thing that Jill and Mitch do in the book, either Megan is kidnapped from Jill’s care, and instead of waiting for the police, they both take off into the woods near Jill’s farmhouse with the other two kids (Timmy and Paul) in tow, along with Jill’s ranch dogs Why? You know the kids are in mortal danger now; why risk being killed by whomever took Megan? This is so unbelievably stupid, especially for Mitch, as he clearly knows what a dangerous situation Jill and the kids are in The book is nicely paced and filled with action Because we know the identity of the villain so early on, though, there’s not much suspense It bored me after a while because I was tired of Mitch and Jill pretending they don’t like each other when they obviously do, and seeing them do all sorts of idiotic things in the name of protecting the children. Good book I like strong women but when Jill turned dumb/stupid it really pissed me off. originally appeared on:Bookshelf ConfessionsThis was actually the first book I read of Ms Hansen’s, judging from this book, this won’t be the last.:)… The romance is subtle, but it’s there, a clean romance, with lot of action, mysteries and suspense in it.The book is truly inspired by God In every lines, I felt God constantly knocking at their hearts It’s a book of faith, and that anyone like Mitch should not let himself stray away from God It’s not like we deserve the trials were facing, it’s a way of life to make it stronger.A lot of insights are written in the book, how the characters fought for justice and peace, meanwhile searching themselves of their faiths.I really liked the characters, especially the children and Tim, who was trying to be a big brother and protect everyone, it’s quite funny at the time when Mitch didn’t believe Tim and actually accuse him of someone just trying to vie for their attention The kids are lovable Jill and Mitch on the other hand, made me frustrated, I get it their good friends, but obviously they have a thing for each other, they’re just both afraid of doing something that would ruin it up… Although I already guess who the villains are, there was a point when I somehow can’t believe the turn of events, especially the end part, so sudden… it left me asking, so that’s it?.But when it comes to Jill, Mitch and the children’s fate.,,I totally agree with the author..:)If you want to read something with lots of drama, farm, dogs, kids, a cute romance, then what are you waiting for. this book might be the one for you! Title: NightwatchAuthor: Valerie HansenRating: ⭐️To be perfectly honest, I read through 90% of this book today and it's safe to say that I didn't like it The beginning chapters were exactly like Lemony Snicket's The Series of Unfortunate Events The house caught on fire Both parents died in the fire Three (all) kids survived Their first family member they were taken to turned out to be crazy The baby gets kidnapped Remind you of anything? Yeah, me too The book seemed rushed and every page had a new but depressing problem The main characters relationship was dumb They promise each other they would always be friends and all of a sudden without no relationship whatsoever, BAM I WANT TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE WITH YOU Same BAM MARRIAGE The ending was entirely predictable and it also was rushed You can't just throw together and ending, or for that matter an entire freaking book in thirty seconds and expect something good to come out of it This book disgusts me.#books #love #booklove #loveofbooks #reading #readinglove #loveofreading #yus #bookreview #nightwatch #valeriehansen I really liked this book It was a very good clean love story A handsome firefighting hero and a strong kind hearted Heroine This is my first read by Valerie Hansen i would like to read a fewher. This is the first book of Valeries that I have read but it won't be the last It was a clean romance, mystery and suspence with a lot of heroes in it.Mitch is a firefighter that takes on to much blame when he can't save everyone Their was a loud explosion of a business and a house They were able to save the three children but not the parents.Jill is a foster parent She was in foster care as a child Her husband died in a accident right after moving to a farm in a new area Mitch feels blame for not saving him Mitch and Jill became friends because Mitch helped her out at the farm.Someone set the bomb and murdered the parents, kidnapped the littlest child Jill and Mitch are trying to protect the boys and get the baby back.I really liked the characters, the children especially Tim 7 year old who was trying to protect and find his sister So many wanted to help and protect the children It is a book that I did not put down.I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.