Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome back our author friend, Cara Putman, as part of a book tour for her new release, Delayed Justice!
about the book
Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense
Release date: October 15, 2018
She had long given up the desire to be loved.
Now she only needed to be heard.
Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jamie, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart.
Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child.
This thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life.
Hidden Justice series
Scandal, abuse, and allegations are running rampant in our society and this is nothing new. The effects of our broken world are all around us and impact us all, some devastatingly so. Don’t reach for books like Delayed Justice and expect a feel-good read. Books that tackle the tough stuff are “need to” reads, they are an exercise in empathy, they expand our understanding of the human experience, they change the way we see the world around us.
The nature of Jaime’s childhood makes her professional success and sense of humor all the more impressive. She is a wounded warrior and for the most part, she is carrying the heavy burden of her past in a self-imposed state of emotional isolation. Jaime’s courage in pursuing charges against her abuser is inspiring.
Jaime’s observation of Chandler’s Captian America like characteristics extend beyond the physique of a retired veteran. He is a natural protector and not one to back down from a challenge. I love the addition of Aslan, Chandler’s golden retriever and trained comfort dog, and Simba, Jaime’s moody housecat.
Despite the heavy topics and the high standard set by the previous installments, I have to say that this book is my favorite of the series. Delayed Justice is joining its predecessors on my all-time favorites shelf, I highly recommend it, and eagerly anticipate more stories from Cara Putman!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.
about the author
Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara Putman has wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, was history. There she met a fellow Indiana writer Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, Cara shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara’s been writing award-winning books. She is currently working on book 30 and 31.
Cara Putman is an active member of ACFW, and currently serves on its Executive Board. She has also been the Indiana ACFW chapter president and served as the Area Coordinator for Indiana.
Cara is also an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women’s ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband and her kids that is. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School, and Krannert School of Management. You can learn more about Cara on her website.
guest post from Cara Putman
Delayed Justice was a hard story to write.
I’d known from Beyond Justice that Jaime had a hard story, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. She tried to hide from her past. She tried hard, but in the end it slowly spilled out. A young girl wounded deeply by someone who should protect her. And now as a professional young woman, Jaime is still fighting the shadows.
She believes she’s okay, or as okay as she’ll ever be.
Instead, she has to learn that there’s so much more waiting for her. Freedom from the chains of a past she didn’t choose. A love that will never end. And a God who has always loved her even when she questions His existence because of her past.
I think we’ve all lived that. There’s a place in our hearts that seems beyond His reach. For some of us, it’s a barrier to knowing Him. To others of us, it makes us question what we thought we knew about God. And for others of us, it presses us deeply into Him. Jaime’s book, Delayed Justice, explores this space. The space where some days we scream at the heavens Where are you, God? And the days we just curl into ourselves because life is too hard.
And in that space of shadow and light, God ultimately shines brightest. This is a truth that is slowly revealed through friends and The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe.
To celebrate her tour, Cara is giving away a grand prize package that includes a Courage Dear Heart bracelet, a The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe print, a copy of Delayed Justice, and a box of Turkish Delight!!!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! See what other readers are saying by checking out other stops on the tour schedule!
Say hi to Cara and share your thoughts on Delayed Justice, reader friends!