Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Captain’s Daughter (London Beginnings) Review & Giveaway!


Title:  The Captain’s Daughter (London Beginnings)

Author:  Jennifer Delamere

Pages:  352

Year: 2017

Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers

My rating 5 out of 5 stars.

One of the strongest reasons to read this story is to learn about the orphanage George Mueller ran in London.  The man would never ask for donations or let anyone but God know what was needed in order to care for the children.  Never did God fail to provide in miraculous ways for the orphanage.  This is the first novel I have read where this true historical figure is part of the plot.

The story focuses on three girls who are siblings and find themselves orphaned after their father fails to return from a trip and their mother succumbs to an illness. The oldest is Rosalyn Bernay who is about to leave the orphanage and work at the home of a wealthy woman.  Her sisters will remain at the orphanage until their age makes it necessary to begin looking for employment and a place to live.

The sisters are as different as night and day; yet, they love each other and long to stay close since they are all they have left in this world.  Rosalyn must flee her job after being accused by the wealthy woman’s husband.  Where she first ends up puts her in the clutches of a police officer.  From there, the story just continues to grow more interesting with a strong theme of faith from beginning to end.  The second sister, Julia, comes into the story for a short while.  Maybe we get a peek into what her future entails to lay the basis for her story in a future tale.  The youngest sister, Cara, is now employed too though what’s to become of her may be the material in a book later in the series.

I thoroughly enjoyed Jennifer Delamere’s writing and storytelling and think many will enjoy reading about George Mueller and the fictional character Rosalyn in the first book of the London Beginnings series.  I hope the second installment is released soon and anticipate another wonderful tale filled with the strong theme of living a life with faith!

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Dubiosity (Cape Thomas #1)


Title:  Dubiosity

Author:  Christy Barritt

Pages:  325

year:  2015

Publisher:  Waterfall Press

My rating 5 out of 5 stars.

The main two characters in the book it seemed to me were Savannah and Clive.  Neither are willing to open up to others about who they really are and why they are in a small town.  Savannah came to hide and pay penance for what she believed was her fault.  No one knows that except her good friend Marty.  Marty is a unique woman who loves conspiracy theories and caring for migrant workers and families.

When Savannah begins to experience unusual events and threats to her privacy, she wants to run, but where will she go?  When Marty is hurt, Savannah believes she owes her best friend the duty of doing the job of taking care of others until she is better.  However, in the shadows is a nefarious person who believes she is for him alone and plans on taking out anyone who interferes with his plans.

There is quite a bit more to the novel that will keep you turning pages as you get caught in the web of figuring out what is going to happen.  The book is an exciting and suspense-filled tale that ends in a way that speaks of overcoming fear and the fact that God can totally restore a person’s heart.  I couldn’t put the book down until I knew how the author identified the antagonist and restored some of the town’s heart.

Don’t miss this book as it sets the stage for the following books Disillusioned and Distorted!  One more thing, each book just gets better and better!  They are well written, faith filled while addressing some real-life issues!

Disillusioned (Cape Thomas #2)


Title:  Disillusioned

Author:  Christy Barritt

Pages:  288

Year:  2016

Publisher:  Waterfall Press

My rating 5 out of 5.

In her second novel set in the same small town off the bay as in book one, Dubiosity, we meet new characters Nikki and Bobby Wright.  Readers also renew acquaintances with some of other folks in Dubiosity.  The action and danger are centered around the brother and sister as Bobby has returned from being held prisoner overseas.  His sister Nikki paid the ransom to get him back to the states with the help of her attorney who was supposed to help them get some time to gather themselves before debriefing.

From start to finish the book is always moving along at a pace that kept my eyes on the action, danger and possible romances while dodging bullets and bad guys!  Nikki and Bobby know they need help, but who can they trust?  Bobby reaches out to Kade Wheaton, a former SEAL like Bobby, and hopefully they can unwind the web of deceit in time to save many American lives before a terrorist organization can carry out their plans.

Trying to figure out who was heading up the terrorists in America was one thread that kept me turning pages.  The other was learning the backgrounds of the Wright siblings and how that could play into what they were experiencing at the moment.  When time is of the essence and safety is of utmost concern, these three connect with a few of the characters we met in Dubiosity!

The hardest part was trying to get local and federal help in locating the man who is bent on harming people, but because of the way the brother and sister are portrayed in the news few will listen to them.  Wait till you see who the man was that planned America’s downfall and how he backed himself into a corner along with the budding romance between Kade and Nikki!

Keep reading as we now head to the next book in the series, Distorted!

Distorted (Cape Thomas #3)


Title:  Distorted

Author:  Christy Barritt

Pages:  336

Year:  2017

Publisher:  Waterfall

My rating 5+ out of 5 stars.

Now, if like me, you have read the books in order Dubiosity, Disillusioned and now Distorted, I hope you are as rocked about them as I am!  Distorted really seemed to cap off the series when a young socialite woman becomes a victim of human trafficking.  Not only that but Mallory Baldwin knows her parents were killed the same night she was abducted.  Now, a year later, with what sounds like a small arms war outside the compound where she is held captive enter Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker and other members of the team trying to take down a drug and arms dealer.  Or did they?

Now, two years later, Mallory has been through some therapy and written a book in hopes of helping other victims become victors.  When she is about to go on tour, threats begin to surface.  Therefore, a bodyguard is hired to make sure nothing happens to Mallory.  Grant is the man setting up the PR tour and Tennyson knows he needs more help to fight off the cartel he thought was destroyed.

Both Mallory and Tennyson have broken hearts and souls from issues they must face while trying to put their lives back together.  As the threats and body count starts to rise, it is time to bring in yet another guard, but Mallory just can’t seem to feel safe with anyone other than Tennyson.  He has to tell her about his past that directly affects her.  He might even let her know about a past incident that broke his heart.

What readers will enjoy is the budding romance between Tennyson and Mallory as well as the action, adventure and how a couple of the characters learn that to live is to trust and lean on the Lord.  While it sounds easy to some of the characters, others will learn it is a slow process that takes courage while placing one foot before the other.  I cannot recommend these three stories highly enough as they are so far the best of the best of what I have read to date in 2017!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”