Book Review: Defending Glory by Anne K. Albert

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Book Review: Defending Glory by Anne K. Albert

by Joanne Troppello


Defending Glory is a romantic suspense novel by Anne K. Albert.


Ex-FBI agent Mac McKeown survived when his partner didn’t and he leaves the agency, moving to Minnesota to start over. He begins work there as a general contractor, but one day everything changed in his plans for a “normal” secluded life.


He takes a job working for Glory Palmer to do renovations on the cabin on her property, as well as start working on building a Christian retreat center for her.


While checking out the property, they discover the body of Mac’s nemesis, along with threats against Glory’s life. This sets the stage for a thrilling roller coaster ride that readers won’t soon forget.


Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres to read as well as write and Ms. Albert’s telling of this tale did not disappoint. From the very beginning, the romantic tension between Mac and Glory had me hooked.

Their tender romance mixed well with the suspenseful plotline—they both went hand in hand. By the time the story ended, I was so drawn into the characters’ lives that I felt like I personally knew Mac and Glory—such personable, likeable characters.


Ms. Albert knows how to create despicable characters as well. Chills will crawl up and down your spine as you read this story. You won’t be able to put this book down until you find out who the villain really is.


Along with the wonderful character development, Ms. Albert knows how to give you the details you want and not bore you with unimportant ones that drag the story down.


You will get a bird’s-eye view of the town, but think of this bird also as a fly on the wall—because Ms. Albert’s ability to get into each character’s head is amazing.


You get a true sense of who each character really is, and you see how God moves in their lives. She answers all your questions and the only question you will have at the end is…when will her next novel come out?


Definitely a keeper on my bookshelf.


About the Book


Suffering from survivor's guilt and unable to resume his career with the FBI, Mac McKeown moves to northern Minnesota to start over as a general contractor and forget that fateful day that changed everything.


When he discovers the body of his nemesis on Glory Palmer's property, along with a warning for her to leave while she still can, Mac realizes his past has come back to haunt him and an innocent woman's life is in grave danger.


He vows to keep her safe until the completion of the construction project, but how will he protect his heart?


About the Author


Anne K. Albert has taught high school art, sold display advertising for a weekly newspaper, and worked for a national brand water company, but now writes full time.


When not at the keyboard, the award-winning author enjoys traveling and housesitting with her high school sweetheart husband (22 countries to date), visiting friends and family, and of course, reading using "Threegio" her cherished and much beloved Kindle! Connect with Anne on Twitter.

About the Reviewer


Joanne Troppello Publisher at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.


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