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The Captured Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #3)

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Title:The Captured Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #3)
Author: Michelle Griep
Pages: 256
Year: 2018
Publisher: Barbour Books
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
The first two books in the series are written by other authors with book #1, The Mayflower Bride written by Kimberley Woodhouse followed by The Pirate Bride written by Kathleen Y’Barbo.Each book is a stand-alone story, though they follow a particular family line.Each is uniquely written in a way to capture the heart and imagination of the readers.In this third book of the series from Michelle Griep, I found myself a bit more involved in the story whether it was because of the romance, danger, intense moments or the faith of some unusual characters I can’t say for sure.I only know that I truly was lost in the story as it was also filled with a couple different mysterious scenes that I wasn’t sure how they were going to be played out in the book.
Many times, I felt as if I was there viewing the action, danger, conversations and more.It ca…

Primary Suspect (LIS)

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Title:Primary Suspect (LIS)
Author: Laura Scott
Pages: 224
Year: May 2018
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Laura Scott has written a very captivating tale of a nurse who is suddenly thrust into running for her life when she walked in on an attempt to murder a patient named Mitch Callahan. When ER nurse Dana Petrie entered the room, it was simply to thank Mitch for attempting to save her husband who was fighting a fire with Mitch three years prior.What she got was knocked down by an assailant, Mitch helping her up and asking for her assistance in escaping the hospital!That happens in just the first few pages of the story!
What follows is a pulse-racing tale of attempting to stay under the radar until the assailant can be identified and caught.However, somehow the person(s) continue to find them no matter what Mitch or Dana do to remain ghosts.Mitch’s brothers lend help, but somewhere there seems to be someone listening in to confidential conversations or findin…

Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice #2)

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Title:Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice #2)
Author: Rachel Dylan
Pages: 320
Year: 2018
Publisher: Bethany
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
When you start reading this story, be prepared to be unavailable until the end!In the story, we meet a seasoned prosecutor who witnesses a vicious crime and is the only witness to the perpetrator.At first, it sounds like a simple or somewhat straight forward tale, but don’t believe it!What I found inside was a very suspense filled thriller that had me turning pages until I was done!
The first book in the series is titled, Deadly Proof and I so enjoyed that one that I highly anticipated Rachel Dylan’s next book.Yet, the author exceeded all my expectations and hope for a legal thriller!One of the main characters is Sophia Dawson whose legal practice is in white collar crimes after being in another division for the prosecutor’s office.When she starts to investigate boxes of paperwork and begins trial preparation after the criminal trial as a witness, what follows …

12 Strong Movie (DVD)

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Title:12 Strong Movie (DVD)
Year: 2018
Studio:Warner Brothers
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
The older I get the more I realize there are many things in time that do slip into my memories, and there are new things to learn all the time.The movie 12 Strong is a reminder that if we have forgotten 9/11, then we need to remember.We need to talk with those younger who were here at that time and those who were not.We need to take them to the site and the museum where memories are told, and our past doesn’t fade.
Here is the link to the museum: https://www.911memorial.org/museum
What the movie shows is an action that was decided upon by the President of the United States that was classified until recently.Now we can know more about what our first response was and the men who carried out the mission.It is a very moving story.It is also helpful to enlighten the audience to what those men were facing when they got there, and how by the grace of God they all came home.
I highly suggest that many see th…

Lily of the Manor

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Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Pages:272
Year:2017
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

The Wounded Heart (An Amish Quilt Novel)

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Title:The Wounded Heart (An Amish Quilt Novel)
Author: Adina Senft
Pages: 320
Year: 2011
Publisher: FaithWords
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
The author Adina Senft writes very compelling and heart-moving stories.The Wounded Heart is one of her older series though she recently finished the series, and I will share a review on in the near future.The main character is a widowed woman who is running a successful business her husband started but who was killed in a buggy accident after being married to Amelia for 10 years.
Amelia runs the business and is sole proprietor while her sons are in school or at the grandparents’ house.The grandparents are Amelia’s parents who farm close by and help her with the care of her two young sons. Amelia’s parents never seem to let up trying to match make as her year of mourning draws to an end as well as two of her best friends when they meet to work on a quilt.
What is shared above is but a teaser to a much deeper and heart-grabbing story mixed with faith, rom…

Firing Line (The Blitz Detective #4)

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Title:Firing Line (The Blitz Detective #4)
Author:Mike Hollow
Pages:317
Year:2018
Publisher: Lion Fiction
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
It is the fall of 1940 and the city of London is experiencing the bombing blitz from German air strikes practically every night.Residents are seeking cover in their Anderson shelters or subway tunnels.There are volunteers on night watch to look for fires and such to report to officials and wardens to search for violators of curfew and other regulations.One such warden is heading out to get information for a superior about a bombing when she passes a home with a bright light shining out a window without any blackout material.This is against regulations, so she knocks on the door to tell the person to put out the light or cover the window.She gets no answer.It is against regulations for her to break in, but firemen can do so.She snags a fireman from a nearby bomb site, one who had been combating a fire started by an explosion, and takes him to the home.He br…