Thursday, November 3, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Wreathed in Disgrace by Robin Patchen

Book: Wreathed in Disgrace

Author: Robin Patchen

Genre: Christian romantic suspense

Release date: October 18, 2022

A famous actress, a protective bodyguard, a festive Christmas season, and a killer…or two…on the loose.

Everybody believes movie star Denise Masters abandoned her family to pursue her dream, but the truth is much more complex. For years, she’s longed to return to Coventry to repair her relationship with her daughter, but contractual obligations–and fear of being rejected–have kept her away. When a serial killer targets Hollywood actors, Denise decides to spend the Christmas holidays in New Hampshire. She will finally face the disgrace of her past.

Private security agent Jon Donley figures the woman he’s been hired to guard will turn out to be a paranoid, privileged prima donna. Instead, the more he gets to know Denise, the more he likes her. But he’s not being paid to get involved with her. His job is to keep her safe while he figures out what links her to the other victims.

But the serial killer on the west coast isn’t the only danger they face. A second one is closing in fast, threatening not just Denise but the little girl she’ll stop at nothing to protect.

Romance, suspense, and a New England Christmas. Don’t miss the next installment of the addictive Coventry Saga.


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I really enjoy Christian Romance Suspense. Wreathed in Disgrace by Robin Patchen is Book 8 in the Coventry Saga. I had the pleasure of reading Book 7 in this series and I am excited I was able to read Book 8. 

Denise Masters has been in Hollywood for many years and has become a "Movie Star". She has been wanting to repair her relationship with her Daughter, but due to having a busy schedule and solid contracts, she hasn't been back home in many years. She decides this year though, she is returning home to New Hampshire for Christmas. There is a serial killer on the loose in Hollywood, so for safety reasons, she decides to go home. Jon Donley has been hired to be her Bodyguard. He is surprised when she turns out not to be the "Prima Donna" he thought she would be. He actually begins to have feelings for her. He really has his mind set on just being there to be her guard and is trying to keep his feelings intact. He is also trying to see if Denise has any connections to any of the victims. Jon now discovers the Serial Killer may have followed them to the East Coast. Will Denise be able to repair relationships with her Daughter? Will the Serial Killer be caught? Will there be a romance between Denise and Jon? 

WHOA, this book captivated me from the very first chapter.  I really LOVE the 2 main characters, Denise and Jon, Denise has grown in her faith since she went to Hollywood and wants to have a relationship with her daughter. Jon encourages Denise as he begins to grow in faith. I didn't care so much for the ex-husband, Reid, I was in awe of who the villain in the book ended up being. The book is filled with Christian references and faith, much more than I anticipated and I LOVE that. If you like lots of Suspense. Romance in a Christian book, I HIGHLY recommend this book.  FANTASTIC BOOK!


Robin Patchen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of Christian romantic suspense. She grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, the setting of her Nutfield Saga books, and then headed to Boston to earn a journalism degree. Working in marketing and public relations, she discovered how much she loathed the nine-to-five ball and chain. After relocating to the Southwest, she started writing her first novel while she homeschooled her three children. The novel was dreadful, but her passion for storytelling didn’t wane. Thankfully, as her children grew, so did her writing ability. Now that her kids are adults, she has more time to play with the lives of fictional heroes and heroines, wreaking havoc and working magic to give her characters happy endings. When she’s not writing, she’s editing or reading, proving that most of her life revolves around the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Visit to receive a free book and stay informed about Robin’s latest projects.


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On Becoming a Hero…


I’ve been contemplating this story since I wrote the first book in the Coventry Saga, Glimmer in the Darkness, and discovered that little Ella’s mother had abandoned her family. She was such a bad mother, in fact, that she didn’t even come home when Ella was kidnapped.

Obviously, Denise Masters was not heroine material.

Or so I thought.

But Denise has been whispering in my ear for a couple of years now, telling me her secrets. Turns out, she doesn’t just play a hero in the movies. She’s learning to be a hero in real life. In Denise’s case, that means facing the ghosts of her past, ghosts that chased her away from home, from the people she loved most in the world.

To outsiders, it looks like Denise has everything a person could want—fame, money, and success. But all she really wants is a relationship with the daughter she adores, the daughter she left because she couldn’t see another way.

Have you ever been there, so deep in the muck that you can’t find your way out? So lost that you think the best option—the only option—is to escape? Have you ever believed that your problems—whether caused by someone else or by your own choices—were unsolvable?

That’s what Denise believed for years. That one foolish choice—which led to a myriad of other foolish choices—had permanently disqualified her not just from being a good mother but from being worthy of love.

And then she met Jesus, and He changed everything. He pulled her out of the mire and set her on solid ground. He gave her the longing and the courage to face the people she’d disappointed.

The serial killer preying on Hollywood actresses is the impetus she needs to return to Coventry just as the community ramps up for the Christmas season.

But Denise’s attempt at escaping one killer puts her squarely in the path of another.

This story won’t be much fun for Denise, though I have a strong suspicion she’s going to really like the hunky bodyguard, Jon Donley. (If you read Lineage in Corruption, you might remember Jon.)

For us who get to read it, it’s going to be great fun. I hope you’ll check it out!

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To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 gift card and a copy of Lineage of Corruption!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Rita Wray said... Best Blogger Tips

The story sounds intriguing.

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wreathed in Disgrace sounds like an edge of your seat read that I will enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks for sharing your 4 star rating, Kendra!

Have an awesome day!

Richelle Leffler said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds interesting. Thanks

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

I am already curious about who the killer is.

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest. 

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