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Body Guard for Christmas

Title:Body Guard for Christmas
Author: Carol J. Post
Pages: 224
Year: December 2018
Publisher: Love Inspired
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
If you enjoy reading books that have threads of romance, faith and suspense, then here is another author whose many books you will enjoy.Carol’s latest, Bodyguard for Christmas, was exceptionally entertaining to read!At one point in the novel, I thought the action was over and wondered what else I was going to read in the pages left.However, Carol really pulled a fast one and the action climaxed from that point till the end!
In the novel, a young widower knows he has made many enemies during his practice as a prosecutor. What concerns him more is the fact that his little boy hasn’t spoken a word since losing his mother.Colton isn’t looking for a new relationship, but he does need a bodyguard when an attempt is made to kidnap his son!Colton’s new neighbor is Jasmine who is refurbishing her home and hopes to move in soon.But her job calls her back in for an e…

No Turning Back (Witness Protection #3)

Title:No Turning Back (Witness Protection #3)
Author: H. L. Wegley
Pages: 227
Year: 2018
Publisher: Trinity Press International
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
What an exciting conclusion to the Witness Protection series! The main female character is Beth Sanchez who’s a very uniquely crafted woman. The author gave her INTJ (Meir-Briggs Personality Assessment) and her past is one of faith, pain, and turmoil.What about her future?Knowing the head of a cartel is out to kill her or other things, she is living in constant fear for her life when she meets Drew West.From the moment these two meet sparks are flying!Some of them are good and some might spell trouble.
Drew is a man who owns a horse ranch with other family members and ends up helping take care of Beth.When he decides to do anything, no one gets in his way.His strongest personality trait is to protect those he loves.
Each novel written by H. L. Wegley is a treasure of action, patriotism, faith, mystery and so much more!He has written other …

Thirst of Steel

Title:Thirst of Steel (The Tox Files #3)
Author:Ronie Kendig
Pages:464
Year:2018
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
Tox has agreed to one last mission before settling down with Haven.The Arrow & Flame Order has ramped up their campaign to obtain more power.This time they are seeking the sword David used to kill Goliath.It is imbued with some sort of supernatural power that cannot be allowed to see the light of day according to those fighting the AFO.Tox must keep the leader of the AFO from obtaining the three pieces of the sword covertly while also trying to protect his friend, Tzivia, who is out to find the sword to free her father from being held captive by the AFO.
Meanwhile, Haven is in the United States researching Tox’s family history at the urging of Tzaddik.The AFO is active on American soil by killing what seem to be random people with their phosphorescent arrows, causing their victims to melt from the inside out.Haven and Tox have been apart for …

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In Too Deep (Dive Investigations#2)

Title:In Too Deep (Dive Investigations#2)
Author: Lynn H. Blackburn
Pages: 352
Year: 2018
Publisher: Revell
My rating: 5 stars out of 5
The suspense and action are beyond words!In the first novel titled, Beneath the Surface, I was hooked as that books starts with discovering a body underwater.There were themes of faith, romance, and danger.The story just kept me up late reading!Now, the author successfully resumes the tale of her characters but adds yet other aspects with such tension it is literally palpable!
There is human trafficking, which is a real problem.The author handles that aspect with wisdom and grace.I love the mystery in the book and how what happens at a crime scene makes readers want to know who did the deed.The author never reveals where she is taking the readers until we’re already there. I can only imagine that isn’t an easy thing to do.
Adam and Sabrina are two of the main characters and their interactions and romance are intriguing.Sometimes with books that are well writ…

Lethal Target (The Line of Duty)

Title:Lethal Target (The Line of Duty)
Author: Janice Cantore
Pages: 416
Year: 2018
Publisher: Tyndale
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Chief of Police Tess O’Rourke has her hands full even in the small town of Rogue’s Hollow.We met Tess in the first novel in the series titled, Crisis Shot.Now, in the sequel, we see that Tess has much to do with the towns’ cannabis growers and now a murder to solve that appears to be unsolvable.Not only is Tess having challenges in her job, but also her personal life as well
The story begins with her not celebrating her birthday due to a tragedy that occurred on her birthday years ago.Tess respects the small town’s pastor, but desires to hear nothing of God and the Bible he longs to share with her.Tess admires the way the pastor is healing after losing his wife, which happens in the first book, and how he comforts others when they are faced with grief.
Tess loves to walk the town streets and develop a presence, so people don’t view her as untouchable.However, one…

Miss Serena’s Secret (Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope #2)

Title:Miss Serena’s Secret (Regency Brides:A Promise of Hope #2)
Author:Carolyn Miller
Pages:344
Year:2018
Publisher: Kregel Publications
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Serena Winthrop is fresh out of the schoolroom, and at age 18 she is not interested in finding a husband.She wants only to pursue her love of art.She is quite a skilled artist for one so young.Her brother-in-law, with whom she lives, has hired a private art instructor for her to continue her lessons at home now that she has graduated finishing school.She has a difficult time trusting men because of something that happened in the past.When she meets her brother-in-law’s best friend, Viscount Henry “Harry” Carmichael, she remains cool and aloof.She is not swayed by his charm or good looks.At least that is what she tells herself.
Viscount Carmichael is surprised at Serena’s reaction to him.Ladies usually fall all over themselves to be in his company.Granted he has a reputation as a gambler and a charmer, but he has never been re…

Holiday Amnesia (Wrangler’s Corner Series)

Title:Holiday Amnesia (Wrangler’s Corner Series)
Author: Lynette Eason
Pages: 224
Year: December 2018
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
One reason I enjoy these books is the action and adventure start right from the moment I open the book.There is a one-page teaser and trust me it hooks the interest of readers who then turn a page or two to become engrossed in a thriller of a tale!Lynette Eason is no stranger to writing novels that are filled with faith, suspense, believable characters and wonderful plot.
In this book, Robin Hardy barely escapes with her life after she witnesses some nefarious actions at her lab.When the antagonist realizes she is able to identify him, he takes off after Robin with the intent of taking her out.However, even after one explosion, Robin is able to escape the other explosions with her life.However, she can’t remember a person, her job or what she witnessed even when she gets help and protection from Toby Potter.
Now, I don’t want to sp…

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Dead Sea Rising (Dead Sea Chronicles)

Title:Dead Sea Rising (Dead Sea Chronicles)
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Pages: 320
Year: 2018
Publisher: Worthy
My rating: 5+ out of 5 stars!
What a magnificent beginning to a new series by author Jerry Jenkins!I was glued to the book until the very end, spell bound by the many twists and turns of the plot, characters and climactic ending!I have enjoyed many of this author’s books over the years, but the first book of this series is brilliant! The sequel, Dead Sea Conundrum, is set to be released in 2019 and I am anticipating its arrival with eagerness unparalleled!
The story is running parallel time frames, one is in ancient biblical times while the other is present day.The characters are unique to each time line and each has a mystery threaded all the way throughout the novel.As I was reading, I was wondering how the two or even if the two plots were going to intersect.You will have to determine if they do or don’t when you read the book.
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Stratagem Author: Robin Carroll

Title:Stratagem
Author: Robin Carroll
Pages: 320
Year: 2018
Publisher: Shiloh Press Run
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
The setting of the story is in New Orleans where a company creates games for people to live out sometimes without them knowing they are living out a game.Games on You is hired by a Deets PR to help them establish the best person for a promotion within the company.The designer of the game is psychologist Grayson Thibodeaux who has a real gift for understanding how people will react to stimuli revealing their strengths, weaknesses and fears.
After getting information on each person in the game, a place is chosen, and the involved planning begins.Grayson’s assistant, Pam, is a really smart woman who knows computers and loves to bet with Grayson on who will or won’t succeed.Life is already complex when Grayson’s wife Anna Belle is unfaithful to him and leaves him because she wants to be free to climb the corporate ladder.When her company hired Grayson’s and Conner’s company, the c…

A Sparkle of Silver (Georgia Coast Romance #1)

Title:A Sparkle of Sliver (Georgia Coast Romance #1)
Author: Liz Johnson
Pages: 368
Year: 2018
Publisher: Revell
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Would you read a novel that included family history, mystery, action and an ending that really was inspiring and touching?Well, when I opened this book, I knew I would enjoy what Liz Johnson was offering but had no clue just how much!If, after reading this, you want a suggestion of what else to read, her Red Door Inn series was exceptional!
A Sparkle of Silver has characters who allow themselves to be defined by the actions of their parents, their ancestors or even perhaps by who God says they are in His sight.Millie is a young woman who is a reader of romantic novels and works hard at a couple of jobs to provide for her grandmother who raised her when her father left.Ben worked three jobs and put himself through college to attempt to right the wrongs of his mother’s actions.
When Millie’s grandmother has a lucid moment, she shares something about her m…

In Perfect Time

Title:  In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale #3)
Author:  Sarah Sundin
Pages:  410
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Revell
My rating is 5 stars out of 5.
Roger Cooper has his life lined up.  He is going to put in his 1000 flight hours required by the Army during WWII, return stateside and audition as a drummer for a big band.  He is a good drummer and practices whenever he has time between missions.  He thinks the only two reasons to date are to have fun, which can lead to trouble, or to lead to marriage, which he isn’t interested in right now.  So when Kay Jobson shows an interest in him, he doesn’t reciprocate.  That kind of woman is looking for fun, the kind of fun he isn’t going to participate in.  However, during a vulnerable moment, Roger sees himself in Kay as she searches for truth.  He gives her his treasured Bible and a friendship begins.  Over the course of the next several months, they serve together on some flights and have some deep conversations.  Their friendship develops into …

On Distant Shores

Title: On Distant Shores (Wings of the Nightingale Book 2)
Author: Sarah Sundin
Pages: 432
Year: 2013
Publisher: Revell
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Awesome! I just finished reading the second novel in Sarah Sundin’s Wings of the Nightingale Series. The characters’ stories begin in the first book titled, With Every Letter. One characteristic of historical novels that I so appreciate is the research done that brings authenticity as well as new knowledge to me. The more I read I realize so much happens at a single moment we just aren’t capable of being aware of it as being God, especially in today’s society where so much is instant and electronic. We seem to have lost some appreciation as to what has happened before this time in history. When authors undertake to search out historical nuggets then weave a tale around it, we can all enjoy their true labor of love they serve for our enjoyment.
In this series, the author takes us back to World War 2, highlighting the way nurses had to be traine…

With Every Letter

Title:  With Every Letter
Author:  Sarah Sundin
Year:  2012
Pages:  425
Publisher:  Revell
 With Every Letter is set in the time frame of World War II, with two main characters.  First, we have a nurse named Lt. Mellie Blake whose physical features tend to set her apart from her peers.  Mellie has a heart to serve.  Her father is in a Japanese prison camp, which brings deep concern for him to her heart daily.  Second, we have Lt. Thomas MacGilliver, who serves as an engineer in the army.  He has a past that brings heartache and daily questions about who he is because of his father’s actions.  Tom wants to be the exact opposite of this man, but like Mellie is very guarded because neither one wants more heartache.
 During this time of war, an Army wife starts up a letter writing campaign to ease the hearts of men as well as women who are lonely.  There are rules like anonymity between parties who decide to be pen pals, no revealing of their real names, places of service, nothing.  In this on…

The Morgans

Title:The Morgans
Author: William W Johnston & J. A. Johnstone
Pages: 348
Year: 2018
Publisher: Kensington Books
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Johnstone books cover a variety of topics, genres, plots and are continuously adding new tales for fans!Here is a story about a father and son who at one time were estranged with what appeared to be no hope of having any relationship in the future.However, in The Morgans, we see where a son who is no longer drifting or covered in trail dust is running a vast company and dressed in clothing expected of a successful businessman.
One day he gets a note demanding a large sum of money for the safe return of his captured father.The son is at a crossroads in his life and must decide what to do:save his father or go on as if he never received the note.Frank Morgan is known as the last gunfighter.His son was once known by another name other than the one he uses in business.
The action and suspense in the story builds as more than Frank’s capture happens.It’s …

His Promise (The Amish of Hart County #6)

Title:His Promise (The Amish of Hart County #6)
Author:Shelley Shepard Gray
Pages:338 (ARC)
Year:2018
Publisher: Avon Inspire
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
John Michael Miller is an Amish firefighter.He loves his job serving his local community with his fellow Englishers.He has a sense of purpose and his job fulfills his desire to help others.When he keeps bumping into Grace King, his old attraction for her comes roaring back.He initially met her when he was courting her sister.As he spent more time at their family home, trying to get to know Grace’s sister, he found himself wanting to spend more time with Grace.He abruptly ended his courtship with her sister when he realized there was no future relationship when he felt so about Grace.Her sister was upset about the breakup, and John Michael has kept his distance from the whole family for three years.Now, his contact with Grace and the danger she encounters triggers his protectiveness and awakens his old feelings for her.He also wants to c…

North by Starlight

Title:North by Starlight
Author: Diane & David Munson
Pages: 292
Year: November 2018
Publisher: Micah House Publishing
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Diane and David Munson’s novels are very exciting and usually very action packed.Here is a new series that is a different but not less exiting read!Here is a romantic suspense novel that really had me guessing at the mystery, underlining the plot throughout the book.One of the main characters is Madison Stone who is a very hard-working and dedicated attorney for any client she represents.The other character to watch is Jordan Star, who is represented by Madison and who also is supposed to inherit the family ski resort in Vermont.
The will becomes a battle when an “unknown” family member becomes apparent yet locating her is proving to be elusive. I really don’t want to reveal more about the story so as not to ruin it for those who have yet to enjoy the book!What I can tell you is that while the suspense wasn’t focused as in their other books o…

Military K-9 Unit Christmas

Title:Military K-9 Unit Christmas
Author: Valerie Hanson & Laura Scott
Pages: 224
Year: 2018
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Here is the conclusion of the K-9 series that has had some excellent stories written by various authors such as Tracking Danger by Terri Reed, Bound by Duty by Valerie Hanson, Explosive Force by Lynette Eason, and many others.If your interested in reading the whole series, go to httpsharlequinblog.com/2018/02/meet-the-military-k-9-unit/ to find the complete series list.
In the final book, there are two stories one written by each author beginning with Christmas Escape by Valerie Hanson, followed by Yuletide Target by Laura Scott.The stories are not tied together, and they are quite enjoyable as well as short and quick reading.The tension and suspense start right with the first page of each tale and don’t let up until the conclusion!
I love that the military is highlighted as well as the special training and ability of each dog.I enjoye…

Undercover Protector (Wilderness, Inc. #2)

Title:Undercover Protector (Wilderness, Inc. #2)
Author:Elizabeth Goddard
Pages:221
Year:January 2017
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
Gemma Rollins one dream in life is to own and operate a tiger sanctuary.Her parents owned the original sanctuary but died in a plane crash.Her uncle took over and then he died in a car accident, leaving Gemma severely injured.As such, there was no one left to run the tiger sanctuary and it was closed.Now, Gemma is three weeks from inspection by government authorities, so they can give their stamp of approval on a new sanctuary called Tiger Mountain.However, there have been numerous acts of vandalism that have begun to escalate, creating danger to her employees, the tigers and herself.She knows some of the neighbors don’t want the sanctuary here, but would they go so far as to sabotage her vehicle to try to kill her?Could her new volunteer be behind this?
Grayson Wilde has the task of bringing down an animal trafficking operatio…

An Amish Homecoming: Four Stories

Title:An Amish Homecoming: Four Stories
Author: Amy Clipston, Beth Wiseman, Shelley Shepard Gray, Kathleen Fuller
Pages: 416
Year: 2018
Publisher: Zondervan
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Inside this novel are four stories that are fresh, new and written to captivate the heart of readers. The stories are independent of each other, with separate characters and plots.None of them let the reader get bored or find themselves uninterested.They are tales that grab the heart as various characters face situations that are difficult.What will keep them going, facing the future?Their faith.
Whether from a disaster, poor choice or returning to the Amish community after having been gone for a time, these fictional characters seem lifelike as they wrestle with daily life. They must make choices as to how to face the challenges, the unknown or even if they can start their life over in a new town.
These four wonderful lady authors are accomplished and know how to entertain their audiences as well as share the …