Cozy Mystery Meets Christian Themes In Exciting Novel By Betty Johansen

Apr 26, 2024

Are you looking for a great Christian mystery novel to read with your church book group? Betty Johansen’s ‘Hawaiian Wildflower’ is the ideal choice – especially if you love a thrilling twist!

It's a normal Texas afternoon when a beautiful stranger, Maylea, arrives from Hawaii, and right away you're drawn into a tale of temptation, treachery, and more than a little bit of darkness. In Hawaiian Wildflower by Betty Johansen you'll follow Dillon West, an unsuspecting accountant, in a Christian mystery with a surprising twist!

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Perfect cozy mystery

Betty Johansen is known for her captivating plot and compelling characters, and Hawaiian Wildflower is no different. When a sudden murder occurs, Dillon realizes he needs to unravel Maylea's past, and confront her dark secrets head-on.

The novel has received high praise on Amazon, with one reviewer stating: "This book was bought as a good read for the then-upcoming spring break. But, once, I started reading, the book couldn't be put down. It is well-written with a delightful twist. Hopefully, this will become the first in a series."

Explore her other works

Betty's other works include Lilli's Song, another mystery with a science fiction twist set in Skyport, Texas, and Darkness Under His Feet, set in the fictional town of Deepwater, which warns of the dangers of charismatic doctrine.

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Texan through and through

Betty is a proud West Texan, and still lives in her hometown. Originally a teacher, she has developed a passion for writing, and especially Christian mysteries. She notes that, while they maintain the sense of fun associated with all such stories, they are also respectable, provide a satisfying sense of justice, and recognize God's order.

She states: "My stories fit most closely into the category of cozy mysteries, which means they are free of filthy language and gratuitous gore. In other words, I write the kind of stories I like to read. I hope you like them too."

Discover more great reads

In addition to insights into her own works, Betty's website offers reviews and recommendations for her favorite mystery series, including Tamar Myers' Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series and Vanetta Chapman's Amish Village Mystery Series.

If you love a good Christian mystery, then don't hesitate to hop over to Betty's site. She's even got a free book you can download to start reading right away!

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