Two exciting novellas in this Christmas edition of The Rookie K-9 Unit.
Surviving Christmas -- Zoe Trent is in Desert Valley, AZ, training with her K-9 partner, Freya. When she gets a call from an old friend, Sean Murphey, when someone breaks into his apartment with the intention of harming him and his son, Patrick. Zoe offers for them to stay with her.
It's up to Zoe and Sean to get to the bottom of who is trying to harm Patrick.
I liked the way that Zoe encourages Patrick to be brave and try new things, and she and Freya help him to overcome his fears. Zoe also encourages Sean, and lets him know that even though bad things have happened that it doesn't mean that God has left them.
Holiday High Alert -- Josie Calhoun is waiting with one of her students, Maisy, for Maisy's dad to pick her up, when she hears a strange noise outside. When Maisy's father, Dalton West shows up, he offers to check it out.
Josie begins to get strange, threatening messages, so Dalton offers to help her get to the bottom of things. As the danger increases and the stakes are raised, they must find out who is behind the messages before it's too late.
I like Josie, she stands p for herself, and doesn't let fear get in the way of her doing her job. She and Dalton get to know each other as they work on the case together, encouraging each other along the way. I like how both of them have clung to their faith through the challenging things in their pasts.
Dalton has wanted to get to know Josie for a long time, but has felt guilty since the death of his wife. But Josie not only helps him to understand, but to help him realize that his daughter is also struggling with her mother's death.
Both of the stories are fast paced, filled with action and faith. I liked the suspense and the strong characters that fought to protect who they loved. There was great interaction between the characters, and I loved the elements of humor. A great read for Christmas time.
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