Dee Henderson is a favorite author when I need a retreat into the Christian romantic suspense world. I return to her books over and over again. Dee Henderson’s writing draws you into that world – I am pretty sure I have read every one of her novels – discovering them first in paperback before I knew Audible existed.
Dee’s novels tend to be connected, at least eventually. Personally, I love this because you can really get invested in a world that builds with each page, chapter, character and book. Her military series “Uncommon Heroes” was my introduction to her style of writing. Her worlds are well researched, her characters well developed and her relationships very believable. Every book I have read since of hers I return to, sometimes immediately, sometimes in a few months – you can rely on the fact that I return to her books every year.
The latest novel out by this wonderful author is “Taken”, see excerpt linked. This is one of my favorites of her novels since the change in her style of writing from the O’Malley series. Dee’s books will always be a top recommend in my library to readers interested in quality Christian novels, especially romantic suspense.
I challenge any Christian romance fan to give this author’s novels a chance. It will amaze me if you can stop at one.
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Shannon disappeared over the Memorial Day Weekend when she was sixteen. She didn’t arrive home after staying with friends. Years have now passed. She just contacted a retired member of law enforcement, Matthew Dane. She wants to go home. TAKEN is the story of the next three weeks. I think Matthew and Shannon are fascinating together. It’s an unfolding story on so many levels.
FAN FAVORITE and RITA AWARD WINNER
the highest national award for romance
DANGER IN THE SHADOWS
Sara’s terrified. She’s doing the one thing she cannot afford to do: fall in love with former pro-football player Adam Black, a man everyone knows. Sara’s been hidden away in the witness protection program, her safety dependent on staying invisible – and loving Adam could get her killed.
O’MALLEY FAMILY SERIES – ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
THE NEGOTIATOR (O’Malley #1)
Dave Richman is about to meet Kate O’Malley and his life will never be the same. She’s a hostage negotiator. He protects people. He’s about to find out that falling in love with a hostage negotiator is one thing, but keeping her safe is another!
THE GUARDIAN (O’Malley #2)
A federal judge has been murdered. There is only one witness. And an assassin wants her dead. U.S. Marshal Marcus O’Malley thought he knew the risks of the assignment…He was wrong.
THE TRUTH SEEKER (O’Malley #3)
Women are turning up dead. And Lisa O’Malley has a habit of walking into crime scenes, curious. She’s a forensic pathologist and mysteries are her domain. U.S. Marshal Quinn Diamond has found loving her is easier than keeping her safe. Lisa’s found the killer, and now she’s missing too…
THE PROTECTOR (O’Malley #4)
Jack O’Malley is a fireman who is fearless when it comes to facing an inferno. But when an arsonist begins targeting his district, his shift, his friends, Jack faces the ultimate challenge: protecting the lady who saw the arsonist before she pays an even higher price…
THE HEALER (O’Malley #5)
Rachel O’Malley works disasters for a living, her specialty helping children through trauma. When a school shooting rips through her community, she finds herself dealing with more than just grief among the children she is trying to help. There’s a secret. One of them was there. One of them saw the shooting. And the gun is still missing…
THE RESCUER (O’Malley #6)
Stephen O’Malley is a paramedic who has been rescuing people all his life. His friend Meghan is in trouble: Stolen jewels are turning up in interesting places and she’s in the middle of it. Stephen’s about to run into a night he will never forget: a kidnapping, a tornado, and a race to rescue the woman he loves.
JENNIFER: AN O’MALLEY LOVE STORY
It’s a summer of change for Jennifer O’Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life. She’s sorting out how to introduce him to her family—she’s the youngest of seven—and thinking about marriage. She’s falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn’t expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family….
NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NEW FULL DISCLOSURE
Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help on the worst of the cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the most trusted investigative positions in the Midwest.
Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good he sees the case file or his guys work the murder.
Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn’t expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.
The better he gets to know her, the more he realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is . . .
Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history.
The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She’s changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life.
She’s never said a word—to the cops, to her doctors, to family—about those four years.
A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn’t find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years.
Bryce Bishop doesn’t know her past, he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather’s estate—and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her.. But nothing else is working in his favor—she’s decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she’s willing to forego a huge inheritance to keep her privacy. She’s not giving him much of an opening to work with.
Charlotte wants to trust him. She needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime cops thought was solved, has only opened another chapter. . .
When asked what he does for a living Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: “I’m in the Navy.” But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.
Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She’s a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.
Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn’t see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best–ocean science research. She’s on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop’s perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she’s figured out is only the beginning. If she’s right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter….
UNCOMMON HEROES – MILITARY ROMANCES
TRUE DEVOTION (Heroes #1)
Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior; she has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe “Bear” Baker can’t ask her to accept that risk again—even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband’s death is back—closer than either of them realize. Kelly’s in danger; and Joe may not get there in time…
TRUE VALOR (Heroes #2)
Heroes get a new meaning when you see inside their lives. Gracie is a Navy Pilot, Bruce works Air Force Pararescue. Dangerous jobs, often away from home, they wrote love letters. When she’s shot down behind enemy lines, he’s got one mission: get Gracie out alive…
TRUE HONOR (Heroes #3)
CIA officer Darcy St. James is after a man who knew Sept 11th would happen, who chose to profit from the knowledge. Navy SEAL Sam “Cougar” Houston is busy: The intelligence Darcy is generating has his team deploying around the world. Under the pressure of war, their romance flourishes. But it may be a short relationship: for the terrorists have chosen their next targets and Darcy’s name is high on list…
A police chief falls in love with a witness to a murder.
KIDNAPPED ( previous titled TRUE COURAGE )
Someone snatched his cousin’s wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He’s afraid it’s the work of a stalker. He’s afraid they’re already dead. And he’ll do anything required to get them back alive…he didn’t plan on falling in love with the only witness.
THE MARRIAGE WISH – short romance (2-in-1 with God’s Gift)
GOD’S GIFT – short romance (2-in-1 with Marriage Wish)
BEFORE I WAKE
A private investigator, town sheriff, and a series of unusual deaths.