Friday, February 28, 2014

The Dream Dress (Weddings by Design Book #3)

Title:  The Dream Dress (Wedding by Design Book #3)
Author:  Janice Thompson
Pages:  336
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Revell
Each novel in the Weddings by Design series includes many comedic scenes written with flair by the author, Janice Thompson.  Each book centers on a particular female character along with her specialty in the wedding business.  The titles alone give a clue to the story written in the pages.  For instance, The Icing on the Cake and Picture Perfect now join the latest publication, The Dream Dress.  These unique tales have chapter titles that coincide with the theme of a particular part of weddings.  Here, in the third book, the chapter titles are from Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ movies with some of the quotes underneath are from Fred or Ginger’s life.
Light-hearted, faith-filled and family centered are the various threads that are woven in stories.  They draw the audience in as the main Person all the books point too is the Lord.  The humility of the main family featured in all the books, who runs a wedding business, is inspiring as they never lose sight that sharing about the Lord is foremost what they are called to do.  Some of the characters don’t understand the nuances of a faith where talking to God is like talking to a friend even though no one sees Him.  In this story, Gabrielle is being drawn to the love of God and because of Him she learns what can bring freedom to her captured heart.
At times I would burst out laughing either at the antics in the novel or it would remind me of something funny in my own wedding and married life.  Each character is written by the tender heart of their creator/author.  None of them are perfect in anyway which makes the book more alluring.  Once in a while I enjoy these light-hearted, entertaining tales because they lighten my heart when real life can sometimes be very hard.
I hope you take time to read all three novels in the Weddings by Design series because you will absolutely enjoy them.  You will come away with a bigger appreciation and knowledge of how much God loves and knows each and every part of you.  When I turned the last page, I already began wondering if there would be another in the series along with who the main characters might be.  So let you imagination fly as well as your heart!
My rating is 5 stars.

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.”  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Trapped Book #2 by Irene Hannon

Title:  Trapped (Private Justice Series #2)
Author:  Irene Hannon
Pages:  380
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Revell
After reading the first book in this series and enjoying it tremendously, I couldn’t wait to start book two!  I was not disappointed with this fast-paced story of a teenage runaway and her sister’s search for her.  Laura Griffith is a 33-year-old librarian who has recently been made ward for her 16-year-old stepsister, Darcy.  They seem to argue all the time and get on each other’s nerves.  Darcy is fed up with this, missing her home town of New York City.  She decides to leave St. Louis and live with a friend of a friend in Chicago.  She chooses her time of departure poorly as a blizzard descends on St. Louis and she has transportation to leave the city.  She ends up in a homeless shelter and meets another drifting teen.  Both girls decide to take up the nice guy’s offer of a real bed and shower for a couple of days until the weather clears.
Laura frantically searches for her sister, but she has no success.  When the police don’t offer much help, she hires the Phoenix Detective Agency.  Her main contact on the case is James Devlin.  They both know that the first 48 hours after a runaway are crucial to success.  As they follow every lead, they slowly begin to realize that Darcy may not be able to be found.  Laura refuses to give up.  She and Dev keep searching and stumble upon a person of interest.  While the case heats up, so do Laura and Dev’s feelings for one another.  Dev won’t date her while her case is still active as it is against company policy.  Both are anxious to have the case over, Darcy home and their relationship underway when Laura receives a phone call that will change her life.
I enjoyed the faith values Laura clung to amidst the boring part of the investigation as well as the dangerous part.  She is a strong and persistent woman.  As I noticed in the first book, I admired the relationship between the three owners of the detective agency.  I loved their camaraderie and teasing, but when one is in trouble, the other two drop whatever they are doing and help their beleaguered colleague.  The story had a great plot, lots of action and a romance too.  The third installment in the series is due to be released in the summer of 2014 titled Deceived and is on my “must read” list.  There is so much going on readers will be turning pages as fast as possible to see what happens next! 
My rating is 5 stars.

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Vanished Book #1 by Irene Hannon


Title:  Vanished (Private Justice Series #1)
Author:  Irene Hannon
Pages:  314
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Revell
I’ve recently been in the mood to read action/suspense/thrillers, so I picked this one up to read and wasn’t disappointed.  Set in modern day Missouri, this is one novel that will keep you riveted to your seat, keep you from doing your chores and entertain you completely!
Cal Burke has retired from the police force, but he now runs a private detective company along with his two best friends.  He still keenly feels the loss of his wife five years ago to a hit-and-run accident that he knows was no accident, but he couldn’t bring down the guilty party.  His guilt over not protecting his wife weighs heavy on his heart.  He meets Moira Harrison and listens to her story.  He doubts anything will come of his initial foray, but decides to do an initial investigation.  He likes Moira, but is not looking for a relationship.  Moira has experienced a very strange event and decides to see if this detective can help her solve the mystery.  Initially, things look grim for discovering any clues to the woman in the middle of the road.  Soon, however, things look up from an investigative standpoint and the case gains momentum with more and more pieces of the puzzle falling into place as well as Moira falling in love with Cal.  Can he get over the loss of his wife to begin a relationship with Moira?  Is Dr. Blaine really the humanitarian he appears to be or is he too good to be true?  Is there someone else tampering with nursing home patients Dr. Blaine visits and their care?  As Moira and Cal hone in on the guilty person, the suspense and action ramp up, arriving at a tension-filled showdown.
I read this in a day because I couldn’t put it down.  I liked the characters and how they interacted with each other.  I especially liked the rapport between the three detectives at Phoenix, Inc.  They were all about seeing justice served and protecting their clients as well as each other.  The romance between Cal and Moira was just the right touch too.  I even enjoyed the villain.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series titled, Trapped.  I will be reviewing it here soon, so stay tuned for another action book review as I’m on a roll!
My rating is 5 stars.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dating, Dining and Desperation

Title:  Dating, Dining & Desperation (A Dear Daphne Novel Book #2)
Author:  Melody Carlson
Pages:  320
Year:  2014
Publisher:  B & H Books
Romance is just one thread in the novel, and as you read the book, you will discover there is so much more than meets the eye.  Let me explain.  Most stories are wrapped up within a single publication at times in a series.  Here is one that is in total four books (the last two are eBooks only) that follow along with Daphne as she lives in the town of Appleton.  Daphne inherited the estate of her grandmother with one very huge stipulation…she has a year to get married to retain possession.
Readers are first introduced to Daphne along with her dilemma in Lock, Stock and Over a Barrel.  Now the sequel continues Daphne’s pursuit of Mr. Right.  Within the life of this main female character, the audience gets a wider perspective of the Daphne’s neighbors and town.  There are some tough spots Daphne is pulled into by her new neighbor Sabrina.  Jake is the executor of Daphne’s grandmother’s will.  He too seems like he might have an interest in Daphne besides her being his client.
The host of prospects that Daphne meets is really a reflection on reality I am sure for some readers.  The marriage deadline while months away isn’t the only pressure in life for Daphne when she reaches out to help a little neighbor girl.  Like real life there are times it is okay to be alone, but not to the neglect of those who live right in our own neighborhood.  Daphne is stretched personally as she reaches out to meet, greet and help her closest neighbors.  While that turns out to be most beneficial for Daphne and others, it also spurs her creativity as a writer.
The hard part was reading at the end that the publishers were going to finish the series as eBooks only.   For those of us who love to have a book in our hands that was disheartening.  The author shares the eBook information so people can finish Daphne’s story.  Please know that B & H publishing is the reason for this change.  Personally, I think depending on eBook formats only is not wise, but that doesn’t reflect on the author.
I highly recommend reading the series as it is a mix of mystery, romance, faith and reflective of society.  Readers will be able to keep in touch with the author through her website and links.  I highly encourage the audience to read the well-crafted tales.
My rating is 5 stars.
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.”

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Thief by Stephanie Landsem

Title:  The Thief (A Novel)
Author:  Stephanie Landsem
Pages:  368
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Howard Books
The Thief is a novel unlike any book I have ever read.  Here is a fictional tale that will surely keep your heart racing and eyes reading line after line.  Why?  For me, the characters are a faint reflection of the various people who live today all around the globe.  The way the author describes the scenes so richly painted with her words made me feel as if I were in the crowd watching the events unfold.
No matter how long one has followed the Lord one thing for sure is that all mankind looks for that which only Jesus did so we may have forgiveness.  While there are those who mock Him in this story set in the past, there are people who still mock the reality of Christianity today.  The novel has traitors and thieves, basically sinful people from many heritages.  Today, we see sinful people everywhere.  In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, we need only look in the mirror to find one.  Throughout the book, Stephanie Landsem shows the truth through the men, women and children readers will come to know.
The depth of the soul’s cry for forgiveness, peace, love and security can be found and much more in the fact of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  The story shows the different ways some of the characters meet Jesus as well as their choice to believe or not to believe in Him.  It was like witnessing first hand just a fraction of what Jesus was put through for me and for all who would humble themselves.  The hope on the faces of those who chose Him in the book, I believe to be a part of reality because we don’t live as those who have no hope.
Along the way there is a budding romance that is richly painted as I got to read the thoughts of the characters as they met.  As I kept turning pages, engrossed in the building tension leading to the climax, I felt thankfulness well within my heart at the conclusion of The Thief.  The way scenes were written was as if I traveled back in time to ancient Jerusalem.  This is a most stunning novel written powerfully with the touch of a master’s pen, one who knows firsthand the deep truth of redemption along with the love of our Savior.  Please read and share the book with others.  I believe it will touch the hearts along minds of many readers!
My rating is 5+ stars.
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.”

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Monday, February 24, 2014

The 13: Stand

Title:  The 13: STAND
Author:  Robbie Cheuvront & Erik Reed with Shawn Allen
Pages:  320
Year:  10/2013
Publisher:  Barbour
In The 13:  FALL readers are introduced to a political, military and financial situation that wreaks havoc, chaos and death in the United States.  When the first book ends, it is with a cliffhanger with no indication of how the story is going to progress in the sequel, The 13:  STAND.  One of the hard parts of writing this review is not giving too much away in case you haven’t read the first book.  However, what I can tell you is that between these two books is one huge story that will cause readers to reassess their spiritual life or if they even have a relationship with God.
In this sequel, the tension begins to ebb and flow many times throughout the pages, and the ending is a masterful stroke of pure genius.  Throughout the book, readers will follow The Prophet’s actions as led by God speaking His Truth as he is directed.  Along with following Prophet the political fallout when America is in the hands of the enemy, but not all of the land is captive.  With various leads and threats, the intelligence agency and FBI work in tandem to uncover a threat of far greater concern than those who have invaded.
The best part for me besides all the action and adventure, climaxes and such is the element of faith woven so that it must be examined by each character personally because it affects the nation.  I thought that was a huge thumbs up for the writers because it shows that while we may not see how individual faith affects the health of a nation, it does nonetheless.
Personally, I enjoyed the novel though I did feel convicted about not being as faithful in prayer for our nation as I need to be.  I thank God that He reminded me that if we repent and confess our sins, He forgives us, and the same is true for nations.  Right now America is in bad shape; there is no doubt about it.  What is worse though is the spiritual health or lack thereof in America.  The novel drives home the point that God is still on the throne and in control, and we have free will to choose to obey Him and seek His face or not.
The 13:  FALL & The 13:  STAND are both filled with suspense and heart stopping action.  The way the authors ended the story is priceless.  Read the books and see what you come away with.  While this is fiction, God spoke to my heart and maybe He will speak to yours too.
My rating is 5+ stars!
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.”

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The 13:FALL

Title:  The 13:  FALL
Author:  Robbie Cheuvront & Erik Reed                                                                                  
Pages:  320
Year:  2012
Publisher:  Barbour
The 13: FALL is one spell-binding novel that will not only inspire, but long after the book is closed will keep readers thinking.  My first reading of the novel was thrilling and I couldn’t wait for the sequel, The 13: STAND, which was released in late 2013.  When I was given the opportunity to read the sequel, I decided to reread The 13: FALL to reacquaint myself with the plot and characters.  I am so glad I did, because there was more there than I recalled.
In the book, we are introduced to a young man called The Prophet.  He sends messages to the President of the United States.  The messages come to the President in several ways, and after a time, the President decides he must act.  Three people join together to locate and apprehend The Prophet, but are foiled at every turn.  The team members at first are together at every scene to find evidence or clues to the elusive young man.  Later, readers will become drawn into the suspense even more as they see this tale shows a threat to the United States to be real.
What makes The 13: FALL different is the sole point of view of looking at all the events through spiritual eyes with discernment gained by the reading of Scripture and prayer.  The characters who believe make mistakes just like anybody; they aren’t perfect, which is very true in reality.  However, God continues to reach out to believers and speaks to those who come to the end of themselves as the crisis increases.  While not every character becomes a Christian, sadly a true reflection of truth, some do turn to Him and seek the truth.
There are very few novels I have read a second time.  I am thrilled to say this is one of the rare ones!  It presents the Gospel in a loving way and shows the hope Christians live with daily.  I believe it shows ways to discuss the relationship He wants with all those He creates and how to answer those who are skeptical.  In today’s world, many are living in fear without hope and without knowledge of the One True God.  The bottom line is God loves us and desires to have a relationship with us.  In fact, He initiates the relationship every time.  I wonder if you are listening for His voice.  Are you reading the Bible so He can speak to you, leading you to Him?
If you want a novel that is truly unique to read, The 13: FALL is the book!  The sequel, The 13: STAND, will be one to read after the FALL.  Perhaps you might even think of people who would love to read these books and also see how God is truly in control even when chaos seems to abound.
My rating is 5 stars.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Vicar's Wife



Title:  The Vicar’s Wife
Author:  Katharine Swartz
Pages:  334
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Lion Hudson
Jane Hatton was born and bred in the big city and loves her life there.  She has an all-consuming job that she loves, however, that doesn’t leave much time for her husband and three children.  Her husband is British and proposes a move to Britain.  Jane feels it is her turn to sacrifice, but once she moves she realizes she might have sacrificed too much.  She discovers an old grocery list that prompts her to think of who wrote it and what their life might have been like living in the old vicarage house.  Jane hates everything about her new life situation.  She discovers the author of the note, and readers via flashback get to see how the life of Alice James circa 1931-1943 came to pass.  The chapters take turns between Jane’s story in the present and Alice’s story from the past.
There were things I liked about this book and things I didn’t like.  I liked the look into the past as well as the description of the countryside of Cumbria.  The chapters were easy to read and it didn’t take long at all to finish the book.  I didn’t like how self-absorbed Jane Hatton was with everything centered on how she felt, how unhappy she was and how difficult her new life was.  I thought that most of the description of Alice’s life was depressing.  Both women seemed so lost, but neither turned to the Lord for help and hope.  No one in their lives guided them to Him.  I would have thought Alice’s husband, David James, as a vicar would have given her some spiritual guidance.  I also thought Vicar James was very selfish.  He married a young bride, moved her to the middle of nowhere and then happily went about his job, leaving Alice alone for hours.  She had no one to talk to, no friends, no skills, no job…nothing and he didn’t help her adjust at all.
This is not much in the way of Christian fiction in my point of view.  There was very little mentioned about God or faith in this story.  This seems to be yet another book marketed by a supposed Christian publisher targeted at a Christian audience, but is mainly a mainstream fictional offering.  If you’re looking for any spiritual aspects in this book, there aren’t any.  I didn’t care for this book and wouldn’t recommend it.
My rating is 2 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/.  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457

Friday, February 21, 2014

The A-Z of C. S. Lewis (A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts, and Writings)



Title:  The A-Z of C. S. Lewis (A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts, and Writings)
Author:  Colin Duriez
Pages:  352
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Lion Hudson
Most people know about C. S. Lewis either by reputation, The Chronicles of Narnia or perhaps even through Mere Christianity.  What do you know of the man, his life or his writings?  Perhaps it is through the stage performance of The Screwtape Letters by Max McLean that continued to sell out or maybe you read it in print.  In any event, Clive Staples Lewis who was born in 1898 and died in 1963 left behind a treasure trove of materials used by God to reach or teach each new generation that comes along.
The book known as The A-Z of C. S. Lewis, originally published in 1990 with a different title, is reviewed here as an updated version for an audience of new time.  Written with samples of various writings of Lewis it is organized so readers can locate information related to this author, speaker and teacher.  In the back of the book is an extensive Bibliography for those in the audience who desire to pursue further knowledge or understanding of topics, people or anything related to Lewis.
The way the book can best be used is like an encyclopedia that helps readers locate different sources to further their understanding.  I first read The Chronicles of Narnia when I was in college a couple of decades ago, and now my youngest son is an avid fan of this particular Lewis publication.  The Walden Media did an excellent job in the movies they produced as well as Focus on the Family’s CD adaptation of the series.
Yet, there is more here than just a man, author, teacher, widower or a member of The Inklings.  Here is a witness to the power of God in a man’s life who at first refused to yield to Christianity.  C. S. Lewis’ variety of writings astounds me.  Some of it is very intellectual like Mere Christianity.  Some find his science fiction series of interest, but no matter what form or genre he used, Lewis pointed to God.  To have his various materials being reproduced even 65 years after his death simply is beyond comprehension.  The only way to view this isn’t due to the man as much as to his faith in the God he loved, worship and adored.
My rating is 5 stars.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wings of Fire

Title:  Wings of Fire (Inspector Ian Rutledge #2)
Author:  Charles Todd
Pages:  306
Year:  1998
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Inspector Ian Rutledge is sent to investigate an apparent double suicide, followed by another murder all in the same family.  His boss wants him out of the way and wants to satisfy an important person by sending someone to investigate these supposed crimes.  He is also hoping Inspector Rutledge will fail in this endeavor.
Ian Rutledge has been sent to the small village of Borcombe.  He really isn’t sure why he has been sent to investigate these closed cases, but he will follow orders.  He begins asking questions, but doesn’t see any fault with the local police outcome of the deaths.  He can’t help wondering why though.  Why would a young, talented, famous poet take her own life?  Why would her stepbrother also commit suicide?  Was it a murder/suicide scenario?  He keeps digging and soon catches the scent of murder, but the trick is how to prove it.  There has to be someone who knows something.  There are so many deaths in this particular family over the last several years that there has to be a witness somewhere.  Were these deaths accidents or cleverly disguised murders?  Who in the family might be capable of such twisted evil?  Ian also has his ever-present assistant Hamish who warns, hinders, cajoles and lambasts the inspector at just about every turn.
While this is an oldie, it is still a goodie.  There is some profanity in the story just so readers are aware.  This one took a few chapters to grab my attention, but once it did, the pages flew by.  The authors really know how to get into a character’s head and draw the reader along with them.  This is not a fluff story, but one that makes readers think.  This is my third book in the series and each book thus far has maintained the mystery and thrills of a great story.  This plot had a great climax that occurs on a dark and stormy night!  This is British mystery writing at its best.
My rating is 5 stars.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Test of Wills (The First Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery)

Title:  A Test of Wills (The First Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery)
Author:  Charles Todd
Pages:  305
Year:  1996 (Copyright)
Publisher:  Harper
I was first introduced to this series of mysteries when I received a free copy of Hunting Shadows, the 16th book in the series.  I thoroughly enjoyed that book, but wanted to know the background and beginnings of Inspector Rutledge and his relationship with Hamish.  So I went back to the first book in the series to see what I might discover.  I soon learned that the love/hate, guilt, shame and so many more emotions that link Ian and Hamish are the result of Ian ordering Hamish’s execution during WW I.  Now, to cope with daily living, Ian allows Hamish to live in his mind.  They have conversations and sometimes Ian forgets that it is only in his mind and answers Hamish out loud, sometimes much to the surprise of whoever is with Ian at the time.  Ian has tried to rid himself of Hamish, but almost lost his mind permanently trying to do so.  The doctors tell him it is a coping mechanism to deal with the horrors of war.  It adds a very interesting dynamic to the story.
Inspector Rutledge is sent on his first big case after returning to Scotland Yard after the war.  His boss would like to see nothing better than to see him fail and be ousted from the Yard and humiliated.  Ian enters a small village where a local war hero has been shot while on his morning horseback ride.  No one can think of a motive as he was well-liked by everyone.  Well, not everyone as someone killed him.  As Ian continues his investigation, he is stymied again and again by the villagers who seem to be protecting someone.  The victim’s ward, a young woman about to be married, especially resists his interrogation.  What is she hiding?  Is she protecting her fiancĂ©, who is also a war hero?  Why is everyone else trying to throw suspicion away from her fiancĂ©?  While trying to discover the guilty person, Ian also must continue to deal with Hamish and his own shell shock and memories of war.  He is very aware of his tenuous hold on his sanity.  Can he pass this test of wills?
This is a great mystery with well-developed characters and great writing.  I’ve only read two books in the series, but I plan to read more in the future.  The storyline kept me guessing until the last chapter when the mystery was resolved.  There is a little bit of profanity used in the story, but it doesn’t mar the story at all.  I am looking forward to reading more books in this exciting series and can say readers won’t be disappointed in this intriguing series.
My rating is 5 stars.
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