Book Review: Angel Falls

11 Apr

756863_w185Her best friend’s been murdered and Brazilian orphanage director Regina da Silva will do whatever it takes to protect her friend’s baby. Even if it means dealing with an intimidating man she’s not sure she can trust.

Former Army Ranger Brooks Anderson refuses to protect anyone ever again. The last time he did, the woman and child both died. He’s just here to transport an orphan for adoption, as promised, and then he’s outta there.

But when bullets fly, Brooks and Regina risk everything and dive headlong into danger to protect one defenseless child.

As the killer closes in and long-buried secrets come to light, they’ll have to trust each other to stay alive.

Will that be enough to save their little angel–and themselves—from plunging to their deaths over the Falls?

Connie-Mann-200x300Connie Mann loves stories that combine suspense, adventure and second chances. She offers encouragement to busy women on her blog: and is an active member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a USCG-licensed boat captain, so when she’s not writing, she’s usually on Central Florida’s waterways with local school children or her fabulous family.

Her latest book is the Christian fiction, Angel Falls.

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My Impressions:

Edgy is the word often used to describe Christian fiction that doesn’t shy away from depicting the dark side of our world and human nature. (For a great discussion on edgy Christian romance, check out Edgy Inspirational Romance‘s blog.) Connie Mann’s debut novel, Angel Falls, fits right in. Mann has realistically detailed the horrific life facing street children in the slums of Brazil and the struggle against our baser nature. Evil is real, and it is a big part of her novel.

Regina da Silva grew up on the streets. Raped and forced into selling herself to survive, Regina was rescued by the Andersons, educated in the US and is now the co-director of House of Angels, an orphanage in the heart of the slums. But even though she has become a Christian, the stain of her past still haunts her. Brooks Anderson is a former Army Ranger and son of those who saved Regina. But past betrayals and hurt have hardened and shaped the man he has become. The two are thrown together in a struggle to keep the infant son of Regina’s murdered best friend alive and get him to safety in the US.

Angel Falls is fast-paced and perfect for those who like military suspense novels depicting the art of survival. It also has a romance element that is filled with sexual tension. Remember this is edgy stuff. But . . . it is also Christian fiction, so the truth of God’s forgiveness and cleansing love shines through. Despite all of Brooks’ faults he is a picture of God’s unconditional love to Regina. So if you like a little edge to your reading, pick up Angel Falls.


(Thanks to Pump Up Your Book and the author for a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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3 Responses to “Book Review: Angel Falls”

  1. Connie Mann April 11, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    Many thanks for featuring me on your blog and for taking the time to read Angel Falls! I’m so delighted that you enjoyed it!

    • rbclibrary April 11, 2013 at 6:34 am #

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope there are many more books from you!


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