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Hideaway : a novel
Alexander, Hannah.
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New York, NY : Steeple Hill, [2003]

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335 pages ; 21 cm
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Still haunted by the tragic death of her sister, Dr. Cheyenne Allison arrives in the quaint town of Hideaway, Missouri, to start over, but her new surroundings are suddenly plagued by terror when she becomes the target of a vicious vandal, forcing her to place her trust in her mysterious neighbour.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this gentle romantic suspense novel for the Christian market, a competent physician finds faith, love and healing after her world crumbles. When Dr. Cheyenne Allison is unable to save the patient she loves the most, she is threatened with a lawsuit and ordered to go on leave. Angry with God and at loose ends, Cheyenne repairs to a dilapidated house on 65 acres of land in Hideaway, a rural Missouri town where she hopes to find quiet and healing. But country life is anything but peaceful. It's not long before the good-looking divorc? Dane Gideon cajoles her into helping with a dyslexic teen at his ranch for troubled boys, and the widowed mayor, Austin Bartow, angles for a date. Tension simmers when a vandal wreaks havoc on the town, and Bartow blames a boy at the ranch. Cheyenne finds herself caught up in the melee, which culminates when a beloved elderly friend turns up missing. The tension is low-key; the romance between Dane and Cheyenne simmers but never boils, and Cheyenne's search for faith is slow and rather refreshingly undramatic. Some scenes feel wooden, however, especially when a young teen is accidentally electrocuted and Cheyenne works to save his life. Genuine humor and an interesting cast of characters keep the story perking along, and although some of the plot twists are a stretch, there are a few surprises. CBA readers who appreciate escapist romance with a dollop of suspense should find this an enjoyable read. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Forced to take an extended vacation after her brother-in-law accuses her of malpractice in the death of her younger sister, Dr. Cheyenne Allison gratefully accepts an offer to retreat to a co-worker's cabin in the Ozark town of Hideaway, MO. Instead of tranquillity, though, Cheyenne finds herself attracted to rancher Dane Gideon and caught in the middle of a feud between Dane and the town's mayor, who is convinced that Dane's foster children have been perpetrating a string of vandalism. When the pranks turn violent, Cheyenne discovers how faith is able to sustain people in helping them overcome their grief and fear. Coauthored by husband-and-wife team Dr. Mel and Cheryl Hodde, whose earlier collaborations (e.g., Sacred Trust; Solemn Oath) made good use of Dr. Hodde's medical expertise combined with Cheryl's writing experience, Hideaway is gripping and romantic. It may also have crossover appeal to fans of medical suspense and of such authors as Tess Gerritsen. Recommended for public libraries. [This is the first title in Steeple Hill's new trade paperback line of inspirational fiction, which will include romantic suspense, relationship novels, women's fiction, and thrillers.-Ed.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.