Shelter for Penelope

Shelter for Penelope

by Susan Stoker

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Dubbed the "American Princess" after her rescue from months in the hands of ISIS, soldier and firefighter Penelope Turner has struggled silently since her return to Texas. The media, the danger of her job, the pressure of knowing lives are in her hands...all of it and more has combined to slowly fill Penelope with seething guilt and doubt. Missing memories from her moment of capture cause even more angst. Is she responsible for the deaths of her Army patrol unit? And without knowing what happened, how can she be trusted by her fellow firefighters—or trust them in return? can she ever be worthy of the man who believes in her most?

It took seeing Penelope in the hands of terrorists—in viral videos seen around the world—for Tucker "Moose" Jacobs to realize just how much he loved his fellow firefighter. He died waiting for her rescue, then died all over again when Penelope abruptly left Texas, trying to outrun her past. Now that she's returned, the kid gloves are off. Moose is a patient man, but even he has his limits. He loves Penelope, and he knows it's past time for her to face her fears, and remember she has an entire tribe of friends who not only have her back, but need Pen to have theirs, as well.

In the end, Penelope will have to trust Moose, her friends, and most of all herself, if she's going to make peace with her past...and have any kind of future.

** Shelter for Penelope is the 15th and final book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. Penelope's story started in Protecting the Future, and over the years, she's struggled with her inner demons. Read on to see her finally get her HEA.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161861523
Publisher: Stoker Aces Production LLC
Publication date: 10/22/2019
Series: Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series , #15
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 312
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times, USA Today, #1 Amazon Bestseller, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Tennessee where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last eighteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, Indiana, and Texas. She's married to a retired Army man (and current firefighter/EMT) who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

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Shelter for Penelope 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Another great one by Susan Stoker! This one had me so emotional and I couldn't stop turning the pages! Great ending to this series!
Anonymous 21 days ago
OUTSTANDING !I was gifted an advanced readers copy of Shelter For Penelope . The 15th and final in the Badge Of Honor series (tears ) . I absolutely love this story . Penelope Turner a Soldier and Firefighter was captured and held for months by ISIS . Since being rescued She's tried to deal with PTSD and the trauma , doubt and memory loss . Not being able to deal with it all and not asking for help she fled Texas . Tucker (Moose) Jacobs fellow Firefighter and the man in love with Penelope has been patiently waiting for her return . Penelope and her companion pet finally return home and Moose has had enough . Penelope needs to realize he and their unique group of friends have her bacdefink and will never let her down . This story is absolutely beautiful and an amazing story , definitely very emotional journey for Penelope and Moose . A real tear jerker . Moose is the perfect support and security for Penelope . I'm sad to see this series end but look forward to the next series . I love the way all the characters from other books and series were included in this final story in The Badge Of Honor Series . I highly recommend taking the time to read this Magnificent story .
Anonymous 18 days ago
I've loved this whole series, I'm sad this is the last book but it was heartfelt. Thank you Susan for writing a touching story of the struggles our servicemembers go through when deployed.
Anonymous 16 days ago
I'm sorry this series ends, because this book is really good, I miss the characters already. Best author, must read all of her series, you will not be disappointed. mjw
Anonymous 19 days ago
What a fantastic ending to this wonderful series. It was so great to finally see Moose and Penelope get their HEA. This book had me both in tears and laughter throughout the entire book. I admit I cried more in this book than in any of the books in the series. Penelope went through so much when she was captured by terrorists in Turkey and like many veterans refused to get help for her PTSD. Susan Stoker did a great job showing how loving and supportive friends and family can help a person/veteran learn to deal with PTSD.
Anonymous 19 days ago
This was a great way to end this series. I loved getting the updates on all the other characters involved in Penelope's story.
Anonymous 20 days ago
I am always so amazed at the research that goes into Susan's stories. Penelope and Mooses's journey with PTSD was heart rending but so beautifully done. Am sorry the series is at an end but it is only a click away. Thank you for such a rewarding and knowledge filled journey.
Anonymous 20 days ago
This book was very uneventful and maintained its climatic moments in the emotional/traumatized space. I was looking forward to seeing Penelope become stronger than before as she worked through her trauma but it was far from that. Her ability to heal came from a man. I am not pushing for a feminist movement or anything like that, but for the final book whose character tied the other teams I guess I was expecting more than what we got. Susan is still one of my top 10 writers and this book doesn't change that but I am just disappointed after waiting so long for the book.
moonfox1234 20 days ago
This is a wonderful read that will fiercely tug on your heart strings. Pen and Moose's story will send you on a epic roller coaster ride of feels. Penelope is brave and strong but she is also broken. My heart hurt for her. Moose was everything you could ask for in a book boyfriend. Totally swoon worthy and a certified good guy, this man was a serious catch. The storyline is poignant, suspenseful, romantic, sweet and intensly emotional. What a powerfully moving read!
Dimac1 20 days ago
What an ending to a series that had me cheering for Moose and Penelope but also disappointed that this was the last book in this series. The author didn’t hold back the emotions playing out in this read, the PTSD and the struggles that Penelope goes through still after all the years since becoming the “American Princess”...oh boy...needed a few tissues, actually a few boxes of tissues. On top of that the steadfast, gentle giant known as Moose, who stands by Penelope, giving space and hard love when needed to Penelope to help her overcome her past....holy smokes. An emotional gripping story with past characters from many past reads, even ones not in this series, coming out to help Penelope to find her way back to the living and finding her way back to Moose. There may not have been much suspense, no bad guys to hunt or hunting the woman, but the fight to overcome, to live with the PTSD was just as dangerous and it did NOT take away anything from this read. It was the perfect ending to Moose and Penelope, a love that had been growing since the beginning, coming to a conclusion...a conclusion that did not disappoint, giving justice for these two who we have come to love and adore just like all the other characters this author has brought to us...okay...maybe a bit more than the others. 10 ++++ stars *I voluntarily read an advanced copy and expressed my honest opinion*