by Betsy Love
A tropical vacation turns into a deadly puzzle where happily-ever-after and the family fortune hang on who solves it first. Betsy Love’s first novel will keep you guessing until the last page is turned.
While vacationing in Mexico, two similar-looking young women find themselves caught in a chain reaction of mistaken identities. Amelia is a wealthy heiress and business owner, and Savannah is a sweet Mormon girl deciding whether or not to serve a mission. When they end up on the same flight to Phoenix, Savannah and Amelia unravel the sequence of events that wreaked havoc on their trips, and they make plans to resolve the subsequent misunderstandings. But their flight is cut short when the plane crashes, killing one of the young women and plunging the other into a world of intrigue and deceit where identity means everything.
By Margaret, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Identity grabbed my interest from the front cover through the very last word. I loved the crisp characterization of the all players. I also liked that even though this is an LDS novel it wasn't preachy. Betsy love wrote with such skill I was guessing all the way through the narrative and pleasantly surprised with the directions in the twists and turns of the plot. I felt as if I was part of Savannah's family by the time I was finished and yet rooted for Amelia also.
By Kelly, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This romantic suspense novel kept me guessing until the very end. The plot twists and turns as the author weaves the magic of the main characters rediscovering/discovering the gospel amidst corporate sabotage. I loved the amnesia factor, especially since my current writing project involves an amnesia victim. This is a must read. I couldn’t put it down.
By Teri, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Identity by Betsy Love
For a debut novel, Identity packed a great performance. This novel had a few twists and turns and the ending was a surprise.
Samantha is a very active Mormon girl vacationing in Mexico with her best friend Haley. Samantha can't decide if she wants to serve a mission, Amelia is on vacation with her fiance Brent. When the flight to Phoenix crashes and kills all but six passengers, including one of the girls, things go topsy-turvy.
When Samantha recovers from her two month coma, she doesn't remember any of her prior life and hasto learn everything over again, even to learning to love her family again. Her brother Shawn, ready to leave for the mission field, is concerned about her feelings for the new single man in their ward.
Brent is suscpicious about the crash, finding out that someone tampered with the commuter plane. He has problems with knowing how to pray, so asks his secretary, who is a Mormon, to help. He feels the urgency to get to Samantha to warn her she's in danger. With the police on his tail, he borrows his secretary's car to get to Phoenix.
With Samantha's family hot on the trail of the people involved in the plane tampering and another murder in Mexico, and trying to rescue Samantha, we have quite a scene. With Samantha and Amelia having a striking resemblance, anything can happen.
I thoroughly recommend this debut novel to anyone who loves a good romance with a lot of suspense thrown in.
I received my review copy from Walnut Creek Press.
Publisher: Walnut Creek Press
Date Published: Aug 2011
By Adrienne, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I loved this book, the characters were engaging and the plot had plenty of twists and turns, kept me guessing who the good and the bad guys were, I highly recommend it!
By Mary, Submitted on 2015-02-25
dentity is Betsy Love's 1st published novel. It is fast moving, full of adventure and suspense. The characters and the plot are well developed and there are enough twists to keep the reader wondering which girl really survived the plane crash, and just who the too good to be true boy friend really is.
I loved this story, I didn't want to put it down.