The Contract: Between Heaven and Earth by John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano #Suspense #BookReview @HowellWave @GMPlano


The earth is under the threat of a catastrophic political event which could result in international warfare and destroy all life on the planet. In heaven, a divine council decides that extraordinary measures are essential. They call for an intervention that involves two souls returning to earth. The chosen two sign a contract that they will work to avert the disaster.
Brad Channing, a Navy SEAL, and Sarah O’Brien, a teacher, become heaven’s representatives on earth. The story follows them as they individually and then together face overwhelming obstacles and eventually end up on a strategic Air Force base in California. It is there that they discover a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The terrorists have a plan for global dominance, and they are determined to complete their mission. Although military leadership appears to have the President’s best interests at heart, it is not clear who can be trusted and who should be feared. The action is rough and tumble as Brad and Sarah try to figure out the culprits of the plot that will turn into a worldwide conflagration unless stopped. 
If you enjoy thrillers, this is one with enough twists and adventure to keep you riveted and guessing. If you like your thriller along with a good romance, Brad and Sarah’s initial attraction and eventual love will sustain you as they live out their heavenly and earthly desires.

About the Authors

John W, Howell began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories.  His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the story, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016. John’s fourth book, Circumstances of Childhood, is a fictionalized memoir and published in October 2017.  The latest, THE CONTRACT, is written in collaboration with award-winning author Gwen M. Plano. It launched in June 2018. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.
 

Gwendolyn M. Plano, aka Gwen M. Plano, grew up in Southern California and spent most of her professional life in higher education. Recently retired, she now lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys writing and travel with her husband. Gwen’s first book is an award-winning memoir. Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, Letting Go into Perfect Love is a powerful story of triumph over adversity. Gwen’s second book, THE CONTRACT between heaven and earth, is a thriller fiction novel, co-authored by acclaimed writer John W. Howell. 

My Review

What would you do if you were given the challenge to save earth?

When two angels accept a mission to stop a catastrophic event from taking place on earth, little do they realize they’ll be doing it as strangers inhabiting new bodies with their own list of problems to solve.

Sarah is in an abusive marriage she can’t escape. It’s only after Theresa’s celestial intervention that she finds the strength to leave, but not before she meets her husband’s suspicious Russian associates.

Peter takes over the body of wounded Navy SEAL Brad Channing and aids in his recovery and journey to become a writer.

Sarah and Brad have some chance meetings, and instant chemistry, but it’s only when they learn of a conspiracy plot to kill the president that they become a team in search of the truth.

A fast-paced who-done-it that will keep you reading until the very end!

I give The Contract: Between Heaven and Earth 4 lovely kisses- an entertaining read!

37 Comments

    1. Thank you, Anita and Jaye.

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    2. Thanks for sharing, appreciated!

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  1. Darlene says:

    Great review of John and Gwen’s book.

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    1. I so agree, Darlene.

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    2. Really enjoyed this twist on good over evil, Darlene. Thank so much for stopping by the blog 🙂

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  2. What a lovely review, Jacquie. You can’t imagine how pleased I am with this welcome into a new day. This terrific post on The Contract is especially pleasing given how much I admire your work. Thank you so much.

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    1. Hi John,
      I’m so glad I chose The Contract as one of my holiday reads. The story encompasses everything I like in a great suspense novel!

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      1. Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyted it.

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      2. Gwen Plano says:

        I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Jacquie. Thank you for the lovely review. ♥

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  3. Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    A lovely review of The Contract by Jacquie Biggar – USA Today Best Selling Author. She is a Best Selling Author for one reason, her books are terrific. Check them out. Her latest, ‘Skating on Thin Ice is due out on February 19th

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    1. Thank you for sharing my review, John!

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  4. Gwen Plano says:

    Thank you, Jacquie, for your wonderful review. It warms my heart immensely that you enjoyed it. All the best to you!

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    1. It was so good, Gwen! Congrats to you and John on this collaboration. ❤

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  5. A lovely review of this book, Jacquie. I have it on my TBR. Sharing.

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    1. Great, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Have a wonderful weekend, Robbie!

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  6. D.L Finn, Author says:

    Great review of a book I loved and my favorite writing duo.

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    1. Thanks, Denise! I’m so glad I gave it a try 🙂

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    2. Thank you, Denise.

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  7. John really does it right–both the story and the trailer!

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    1. Thank you, Jacquie.

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    2. It’s an entertaining read, for sure!

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  8. It’s great to see John and Gwen getting exposure, Jacquie. I enjoyed reading your take on it.
    The two authors combined created a fascinating story that’s so very hard to put down.
    I’m looking forward to their next joint effort.

    I hope your new year is off to a lovely beginning. Happy New Year hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much, Teagan.

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    2. I’ve seen some fantabulous collaborations, lately. You and Rob, Gwen and John, Heather and Kete. Makes me want to give it a go!

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      1. I think it’s all about finding the right person to work with (or lucking out) and setting the boundaries on how you will work together. Give it a go, Jacquie! 🙂

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  9. Teri Polen says:

    Fab review, Jacquie – I really enjoyed this one also!

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    1. From following John’s entertaining blog I can see him in the character of Peter/Brad 🙂

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  10. Vashti Q says:

    I enjoyed this review, Jacquie. Congratulations to Gwen and John! I have this book in my Kindle and will be reading it soon. Thank you! 😀 xo

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    1. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, Vashti!

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  11. jjspina says:

    Lovely review, Jacquie. Congrats, John and Gwen, on the successful book! I look forward to reading it. 🤗😘

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    1. Plenty of action/suspense, Janice. You should like it 😊

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      1. jjspina says:

        I look forward to reading it. Thanks. 🤗

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  12. Fantastic review to share, Jacquie! Bravo to Gwen and John! 🙂

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    1. Have you had a chance to read this yet, Natalie? So good!

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      1. Not yet, Jacquie. But I have it on my Kindle! 🙂

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