Friday, September 18, 2015


Margaret Daley, a USA Today’s Bestselling author of over ninety books (five million sold worldwide), has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at

Today we're welcoming Jesse Hunt, the hero of The Protector’s Mission, written by Margaret, a September 2015 by Love Inspired Suspense. 

Hello, Jesse. Wow, you've just had quite an adventure. Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be in the midst of such suspense. 

I’m a sergeant on the Anchorage Police Department in the K-9 unit. Brutus, my Rottweiler, is cross trained to search for bombs. In the opening the serial bomber struck again. Not only did I search for a second bomb with Brutus, but we also helped with rescuing the injured under the rubble.

So, during the book you met Lydia.  Tell us a bit about her.  What was your first impression?  When did you know it was love? 

Lydia and I were high school sweethearts, so we knew each other but years ago parted in a big misunderstanding. My first impression was Lydia was severely injured and might die. I knew I was still in love with her when the bomber came after her and threatened her life. I didn’t want to lose her a second time.     

What strengths/skills do you have?  What is your greatest weakness? 

I’m dedicated to my job. I’m good at what I do as a canine officer as well as when I volunteer with the Northern Frontier Search and Rescue.
What scares you? 

Caves, dark tight places.        

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Dwelling in the past and not letting it go. Forgive and forget.

Where are you in your faith at the start of your story? 

I believe but at times I question the evil in this world. It’s hard to be a police officer and not have my doubts sometimes.     

Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?

Through this difficult time, my faith grew as I became more dependent on the Lord.

You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story.  Tell us why this scripture is significant.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1 This is one of my favorite verses. Even when things are going really badly, God is there for us.

If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?

Anything chocolate. Nothing beats it.

Alaskan Search and Rescue: Risking their lives to save the day.

Lydia McKenzie is the only living witness to a serial bomber's latest threat. Surviving the explosion at the café, Lydia is rescued by police sergeant Jesse Hunt and his K-9 partner, a Rottweiler named Brutus. She's struggling to remember details of the incident. But one thing she'll never forget is how she once felt about Jesse—the high school sweetheart she left to marry another. In charge of her protection, the guarded cop believes the bomber's after her, and he promises to keep her safe. But as more of Lydia's memories return, the more the vicious killer wants her dead. 

Margaret is giving away a copy of Yuletide Rescue, the first in her Alaskan Search and Rescue series. U.S. only. Leave a comment below, along with your contact info for a chance to win!



  1. I love any book by this author! Also, thank you for addressing memory challenges in this story, a special (and professional) interest of mine. Thank you for the unique point of view interview!

  2. Margaret Daley is one of a few authors who write for the Love Inspired Suspense line that I download on my kindle. I love the K-9 books they have out there even though I'm not a dog lover. I love those dogs who help the authorities bring justice into the world. Thanks for continuing the story line. I enjoyed the way a character from the book was interviewed today. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love reading her books. They have intrigue, a bit of romance, faith, hope and non stop action. That makes for a great book that you can't put down.

  4. would love to win.

  5. I LOVE dogs, and in fact, have a dog, Doc, I am currently training for SAR. Doc went missing a couple of years ago, and with the help of a dear friend author, Nancy Mehl, my family and I found Doc wandering in the woods, working his way home. This book looks like one I will enjoy reading. Barnes and Noble is now on my list of stops today. I will pick up a copy. Thank you for an interesting interview. :)

  6. Your book sounds wonderful, Margaret! Congratulations on all of your well-deserved success!

  7. I just got back from an Alaskan cruise so reading a book set in Alaska would be great!

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  8. Margaret, good to see you here, and to learn more about your newest book. Thanks for visiting.