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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - Weep in the Night Author: Valerie Massey Goree On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: Weep in the Night

Author: Valerie Massey Goree

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date: October 24, 2014

After three years in the witness protection program, Sadie Malone’s life in Texas is bland and humdrum—until she meets a new co-worker. Bowen Boudine ignites a flame in Sadie’s long-dormant heart, but when she discovers he knows her true identity, she attempts to flee. He thwarts her escape and reveals the reason he’s been sent to locate her. Bowen, a seasoned operative with International Retrieval Organization takes his job escorting Sadie safely back to California seriously, but quickly finds he’s falling for her. Can he maintain a professional relationship while he protects her from the crime boss her testimony helped to convict?


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About the Author

American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award winner Valerie Massey Goree resides with her husband on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

After serving as missionaries in her home country of Zimbabwe and raising two children, Glenn and Valerie moved to Texas. She worked in the public school system for many years, focusing on students with special needs. Now retired in Washington, Valerie spends her time writing, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Novels include: Deceive Me OnceColors of Deceit; The Stolen Lives Trilogy, Weep in the NightDay of Reckoning; and Justice at Dawn, to be released July, 2021. Valerie’s latest novel Forever Under Blue Skies, is now available from Amazon.

Valerie loves to hear from her readers.


More from Valerie

Story ideas invade my mind at the oddest moments. One day as I sorted laundry, I thought how interesting it would be to begin a novel with: “I’d been in the Witness Protection Program for three years when my identity was compromised.”


The idea bubbled and churned in my mind for a while. When I sat down to outline possible scenarios, the ideas hit me like an avalanche. Why was she in WITSEC? Who outed her? I scribbled as fast as I could—yes, I’m behind the times and use paper and pencil to plot my novels.


And so IRO was born. The International Retrieval Organization is my topnotch investigative service, with unlimited resources and experienced operatives.


Weep in the Night is the first novel in my Stolen Lives Trilogy. IRO agents are the heroes or heroines in the series. Which agent will save the day?

My Thoughts

 Valerie Massey Goree is a newer author to me. I have read a few other books by this author and I have always enjoyed her stories. Weep in the Night was an amazing read.  Sadie Malone has been in witness protection for three years. Her testimony helped put a crime boss away for the murder of her husband and daughter. She has been living a quiet routine life. 

Bowen Boudine who is with the International Retrieval Organization shows up. He knows who she really is and tells her she has to come home to California. Sadie, her first instinct is to run, she is still very fearful of the crime boss. Bowen convinces her he can protect her. She is not sure if she cant trust him - especially when she finds out her handler has been murdered. 

This book is full of twists and turns. This will be a book that you will want to carve some time out to read. It is packed full of suspense in it's 302 pages. The author has done really good research to how witness protection works - and she makes the story feel real. I cannot imagine leaving everything that I have known behind - and starting over with a new name, identity and no link to the past. 

The author has created a great unique story line, she has well developed real feeling characters. This is the first book in  the Stolen Lives Trilogy. I have read them out of order, and that does not affect the stories at all. They can all be read as stand alone books. 

Thank you the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit Blogging Program for allowing me to read a copy of this book --- all thoughts are my own. 

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To celebrate her tour, Valerie is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. The cover looks really good, I like the city view

  2. I really like the cover and the book sounds like an exciting, adrenaline pumping read that I will in enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, for sharing your thoughts! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Connie, Thank you for sharing your excellent review!

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Weep In the Night, I have a copy of this book and am looking forward to reading it