Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I'm Reading - Vanished by Barbara Ann Derksen

My Thoughts

From the very first moment you start reading this book you are thrust into a nightmare - one where intruders have entered a family's home. To make matters even worse, the intruders take them captive with no idea if they will live or die. They vanish.

This first scene in the book had my heart pounding wondering if these were random intruders or ones with a specific purpose. Wondering if they would let this family live or if this was the last I would read of them.

When their closest friends discover the house empty and in disarray, they report it to the police and their deepest fears are confirmed when it is declared a crime scene. This is the beginning of their search for their friends where they learn to rely on God's strength and courage...and each other.

I couldn't wait to see where these friends were going to go next in the search. I won't ruin the ending for you, but I will say that I LOVE that this is the beginning of a series.

Vanished is a fast paced, faith filled, keep you on the edge of your seat mystery you don't want to miss.

About the Book

Their lives are changed forever when murder and kidnapping take Brian Strait and Andrea Wilton to Haiti, the land of voodoo and street children. Vanished tells the story of their search for their friends, Trent and Diane Michner.
About the Author
Watching the expressions on the faces of her readers as well as answering questions about her characters is what drives author and speaker, Barbara Ann Derksen to write yet another book and another. Her favorite genre is murder mystery but each book brings forth characters who rely on God as they solve the puzzle in their life.

You can purchase the book here:
Vanished - Amazon

You can connect with Barbara here on Facebook:
Eagles Nest - Facebook
and on Twitter here:
Barbara Ann Derksen - Twitter.

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew. 


  1. Sounds SOOO GOOD and adventurous!!!! I just finished reading The God Box! Highly recommend it!!!
    Have a lovely Wednesday friend!
    Maggie :)

    1. Thanks for the recommend Maggie! Definitely adding that one to my to-read list! Have a blessed day!

  2. Sounds like an exciting story! I'm working on "A Man Called Peter" by Catherine oldie but a goodie. :)

    Thank you so much for the follow! I LOVE all the purple on your blog--it's my favorite color! :)

    1. LOVE Catherine Marshall! Am always recommending her books to the moms of my small group girls. Adding that one to my to-read list...thanks for the recommend! Blessings!

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    1. You are so welcome. Thank you for sharing this wonderful adventure. Blessings!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful read and I tweeted and posted your review on FB and Google+.

    1. Thanks so much Sandra! Was just browsing your website and have added several of your books to my wish list! Especially Hot Issues, Cold Choices. Bullying is a topic that I discuss a lot with my small group girls at church. Also with others in children's and youth ministry. Blessings!


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