Friday, October 12, 2018

"Delayed Justice" by Cara Putman BookTour And GiveAway

About the Book

Book Title: Delayed Justice  
Author: Cara Putman  
Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense  
Release date: October 15, 2018  

She had long given up the desire to be loved. Now she only needed to be heard. Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jamie, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart. Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child. This thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life.

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My Review: 
"Delayed Justice" by Cara Putman is the third book in the "Hidden Justice" Series and I think it was my favorite. I think readers can enjoy this book even if they haven't read the other two. I do recommend reading them to get the full impact of the series and the background of Jaime's friends.

All of the books deal with subjects that are hard to think about but do take place in this world, such as drugs and murdering, spousal abuse, and in "Delayed Justice", the subject is childhood sexual abuse. The scenes are written without alot of graphic details. The actual killing is a little graphic but it only  a few words and then the story moves on, so your mind doesn't stay in the details.

I know this book is fiction but I think this book has "real life" lessons that we all can applied to our life, and especially a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

I am going to share some of the quotes I thought was so great to read and want to share with others that are survivors of sexual abuse. These are all written within the story line.
"You have a story. There are chapters to your life and some of them are horrible, but they are all chapters. It's up to you how much weight you give them and how long they last."
 and " God was always there, even when we couldn't see Him. When He seems most hidden, He is most present."
"She didn't have to walk with a pronounced limp of brokenness the rest of her life." All three books have Christian characters but "Delayed Justice" just goes deeper into the fact that God loves us and you have to have faith in Him.

I recommend this book and the others in this series if you like Legal Romantic Suspense and Beauty from Ashes stories. Even though this book is of the Christian genre, I believe that readers that normally don't read Christian fiction would enjoy these stories if they like suspense and lawyers and crime novels.

I don't know if there are more books coming to this series but I will be watching and if they come, you can bet I will be reading them. 

"Delayed Justice" is also a book about forgiveness and sometimes just knowing that others do the best they can with what they know and understand. 

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinion are my own.

About the Author
Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara has wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, was history. There she met a fellow Indiana writer Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, Cara shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara’s been writing award-winning books. She is currently working on book 30 and 31. Cara Putman is an active member of ACFW, and currently serves on its Executive Board. She has also been the Indiana ACFW chapter president and served as the Area Coordinator for Indiana. Cara is also an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women’s ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband and her kids that is. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School, and Krannert School of Management. You can learn more about Cara at

Guest Post from Cara

Delayed Justice was a hard story to write. I’d known from Beyond Justice that Jaime had a hard story, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. She tried to hide from her past. She tried hard, but in the end it slowly spilled out. A young girl wounded deeply by someone who should protect her. And now as a professional young woman, Jaime is still fighting the shadows. She believes she’s okay, or as okay as she’ll ever be. Instead, she has to learn that there’s so much more waiting for her. Freedom from the chains of a past she didn’t choose. A love that will never end. And a God who has always loved her even when she questions His existence because of her past. I think we’ve all lived that. There’s a place in our hearts that seems beyond His reach. For some of us, it’s a barrier to knowing Him. To others of us, it makes us question what we thought we knew about God. And for others of us, it presses us deeply into Him. Jaime’s book, Delayed Justice, explores this space. The space where some days we scream at the heavens Where are you, God? And the days we just curl into ourselves because life is too hard. And in that space of shadow and light, God ultimately shines brightest. This is a truth that is slowly revealed through friends and The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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At the Fence, October 10
By The Book, October 10
God is Love, October 11
Texas Book-aholic, October 11
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To celebrate her tour, Cara is giving away a grand prize package that includes a Courage Dear Heart bracelet, a The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe print, a copy of Delayed Justice, and a box of Turkish Delight!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


kim hansen said...

Sounds good.

Cara Putman said...

Thank you so much for reading Jaime's story. I enjoyed seeing the quotes that were meaningful to you. Those are lines that surprise me as I write them.