Thursday, November 24, 2011

Carol Ann Erhardt - Trapped

Inspirational romantic suspense writer, Carol Ann Erhardt, touches the hearts and emotions of her readers every time.

Welcome, Carol Ann! What a lovely story you have to share with us today! I thoroughly enjoyed it! And what a perfect picture of little Jenny on the cover! I love it!

Well anyway, I'll stop babbling and let them have a peek.


She’s a woman who doesn’t trust cops. He’s a cop. She’s determined to keep her past a secret. He’s determined to find out what she’s hiding.

High school bus driver, Summer Grant, flees from death threats and winds up trapped in Havens Creek, a small town not far enough away from danger. With a broken leg and no transportation, she is forced to accept the hospitality of strangers. Staying with the police chief’s sister and five-year-old daughter in an isolated mountain home might be the ideal place for her to hide until she can get back on her feet, but if the man she’s hiding from learns her whereabouts, no one will be safe.

Havens Creek Police Chief, Jake Taylor, always protects his own. He feels duty-bound to help Summer when she ends up in his small town claiming she has no family. He has a soft spot for strays, but this two-legged one is hiding something, and he’s determined to solve the mystery.

An unwanted attraction draws them together. Evil threatens to rip them apart.

Doesn't it sound great! Here's a little excerpt to whet your appetite...

Jake chuckled. “Sounds like you‟re hungry.”
“I guess I am. How long have you been Chief of Police?”
“Six years. How about you? What kind of work do you do?” He sat beside her.
She turned away from his probing gaze. “A little of this and a little of that. I‟ve had several jobs.”
“Really? What type of jobs?”
“Nothing as exciting as being Chief of Police.”
“Being a policeman isn't exciting. It's a lot of paperwork. Nothing glamorous.” He stood and lifted the grill cover. “So what brought you to our neck of the woods?” He turned the meat.
“Just passing through.”
“Headed home?”
“Not exactly. Just taking my time reaching Cincinnati.”
“Do you have friends there? Family?”
“No. Just a change.”
“I‟m sorry that I delayed your travels.”
“It wasn't your fault. I should have been more careful.”
“Wasn't you. I didn't have both hands on the wheel and I, of all people, should know better.”
Becca knew her brother, that's for sure. Arguing with him over this wasn't going to change a thing. No matter whose fault the accident had been, she couldn't go anywhere for a while. She had the hospital bills to pay, a car to buy… She needed to find a job. Her small savings might not be enough to do that let alone tide her over while she found a new place to live. A place far, far away from here.

Now doesn't that just make you want to dive in and find out what's going on...

4 1/2 star Review:

I really don't want to give too much away. This is a sweet, sweet story with a cast of characters that are real enough to make you feel like you know them. From Summer's understandable fears, to Jake's take charge personality, this story reels you in from the start, cheering for the good guys (well, lady), and hissing at the bad guys. But Ms. Erhardt makes even the villain understandable, making your heart bleed for him just a little. She also gives you just enough insight to watch it all happen and wonder what will happen next.

Well, I guarantee that you won't want to put this one down until you know the ending, so happy reading!

Oh, and leave a comment along with your email address! Carol is giving away a free copy to one lucky commenter!


  1. Thanks for having me here today, Donna, and thanks for the review. I so appreciate the opportunity. I'm so glad you liked the book cover with little Jenny and Buck! It's my favorite cover of all my books so far.

  2. Oh, and I forgot to say that I'm giving away a free download of TRAPPED which will be drawn from the names of those who leave comments, so please be sure to leave me your email address if you'd like to be included in the drawing.
    Carol Ann

  3. Glad you could stop by Carol! I really enjoyed your story and I'm sure lots of others will too!

  4. I've read this novel and was only disappointed when it ended :) BJ Robinson

  5. Lovely book cover, too; love the flowers.

  6. Sounds like a great book. I would love to be included in your giveaway.

  7. Thanks for stopping by B.J. and Deb. I have your name entered for the drawing.
    Carol Ann

  8. Sounds like a wonderful read, Carol Ann! I wish I could see the cover everyone's talking about. I'm thinking the art at the top of this post is supposed to be the book cover...yes? All I'm seeing is a windows logo! lol I'm headed over to PBG to find the cover.

  9. Yeah, I don't know what's wrong with the cover pic. Some people can see it, but I can't see it either. If you go to my website at you'll be able to see it. I think the comment about the flowers was about Donna's book at the top of the blog. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. LOL I gave her the link! Oh yeah, and thanks, BJ I love the Daffodils on my book cover, too!

  11. And the person who receives the free ebook is Debbie. I'll send it via email shortly! Thanks again for having me here, Donna.

  12. Thanks for coming by, Carol. I'm sure we'll be meeting again!