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And Then There Were None

The Lost Loves of WW 2

Wildflowers of Terezin

Title:  Wildflowers of Terezin Author:  Robert Elmer Pages:  355 Year:  2010 Publisher:  Abingdon Press Historical novels touch the heart as they remind us of those who lived, loved, lost and faced times filled with uncertainty.  In this particular book, the author highlights the Danish resistance during WWII based on real events told through fictional characters. Through fiction, we can be inspired to resist any evil intent with faith and hope amidst suffering and trials. The main female character is a Jewish nurse who seeks to help anyone and everyone who is hurting even at the risk of her own life.  Hanne Abrahamsen isn’t a practicing Jew; yet, as trials become more intense, she unknowingly remembers the prayers she has recited since she was a youth.  When she meets a Lutheran pastor named Steffen, who has a passion for God, Hanne is intrigued.  As the town learns that the third Reich plans on gathering the thousands of Jews who live in Copenhagen, many begin to participate in the…

Spirit Bridge by James L. Rubart

Title:  Spirit Bridge (Well Spring #3) Author:  James L. Rubart Pages:  375 Year:  2014 Publisher:  Thomas Nelson Once again the small group of Warriors Riding is attacked by Zennon and his demonic soldiers.  There are two new characters introduced in this book, Simon and Miyo.  At first, it is unknown if they are evil, good or neutral in their dealings with the Warriors.  Their roles are discovered, and the Warriors begin battle strategy.  After another skirmish, the Warriors think they are done only to discover another huge battle with Zennon awaits them.  This battle will take every single one of their skills working together.  As the time for the fight looms closer, Zennon’s hidden strategy is released and threatens to destroy all the Warriors have worked for.  Some are deceived and unwilling to open their eyes while others climb to new heights with the Spirit.  As in the other books, there are individuals who must deal with their sin before it is too late and the devil gets a fo…

Memory's Door

Title:Memory’s Door (A Well Spring Novel #2) Author:James L. Rubart Pages:353 Year:2013 Publisher: Thomas Nelson This story picks up shortly after Soul’s Gate, the first book in the series, ends.It is just weeks later when the Warriors Riding are called together and are told they will be fighting the Wolf soon.Each member faces his or her own temptation to avoid the fight.Again, they are called to travel into the spiritual realm to do battle or to gain information.This time they might have some help from some new characters introduced.Are Tristan, Jotham, Orson and Simon humans?Demons?Angels? Once again the Riders meet Zennon in differing forms.I loved how they used Scripture and the name of Jesus as their strength, as well as their close communication with the Spirit to guide them.Zennon and his ilk try their best to deceive the Riders on their various journeys.Each warrior must use the gifts God has given them in their role within the group to thwart evil.However, they can’t fight …

Silenced (Alaska Courage #4)

Title:Silenced (Alaskan Courage #4) Author:Dani Pettrey Pages:327 Year:2014 Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Book #4 in this series doesn’t disappoint!The story this time centers on Kayden McKenna and Jake Westin.It is again set in Alaska, but unlike book #3 that was set mostly at sea, this was is back on land.We also see a lot more of the fifth McKenna sibling, Reef, in this book. While Kayden is out rock climbing she discovers a body.It is quickly discovered that the climber was murdered and didn’t die due to an accidental fall while climbing.With the abrupt resignation of the sheriff, Landon Grainger is promoted from deputy to temporary acting sheriff.Since he is overloaded with work he asks Jake to temporarily be deputized and work the murder case.Kayden is also asked for her climbing expertise to help Jake investigate.Both Jake and Kayden are secretly thrilled they will be working together as they both have realized their strong attachment to the other.They won’t tell each ot…