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Tell Her No Lies

Title:Tell Her No Lies
Author: Kelly Irvin
Pages: 352
Year: 2018
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
When I started the book, it reminded me of other novels that began with a similar type plot, but then the story took off in a direction I had not anticipated!The main character is woman named Nina who loves photography.She feels safest behind the camera.Her background is unique.Her personality has strength and convictions, and she has placed barriers around her heart due to past hurts.Nina is also the prime subject in the murder of her adoptive father, and it seems as though there are forces at work to pile up the evidence or get rid of her.
The author takes time to slowly develop her plot, personalities and quirks of characters.Add in some adventure, action and romance and out comes a very entertaining mystery!The story is one of climbing out from the depths of despair and deciding to make different choices as well as show the faces people rarely see on the streets. It’s a t…

A Woman of Courage (Collector’s Edition)

Title:A Woman of Courage (Collector’s Edition)
Author: Wanda Brunstetter
Pages: 384
Year: 2018
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Amanda Pearson is the main character in this story, and her faith is about to undergo many hardships and trials.Originally, she sets out with her father and a guide on a very long journey to reach the Spaldings who are reaching an Indian tribe with the Gospel.From tragedy to tragedy, this woman continues depending on the Lord to provide for her and lead her to the mission.
During Amanda’s travels, she not only endures the hardships but thrives! Her eyes are opened to a brand-new world and various people, both those who are open to her message and others who are more nefarious in their dealings.Amanda is a woman who lives out her faith before others.She makes attempts to understand the ways of the various tribes and mountain men she meets.Her character is what makes a path to some hearts to hear of the God she loves.
At the end of the book is i…

Long Road to Mercy (An Atlee Pine Thriller #1)

Title:Long Road to Mercy (An Atlee Pine Thriller #1)
Author: David Baldacci
Pages: 416
Year: 2018
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Reviews can be well written, fair or poorly written and some shouldn’t be considered a review.One I read for this book was “I didn’t order this book” so they gave it a 1 star.Really?The author had nothing to do with the person getting the book, so he shouldn’t have received such feedback.Most of the readers liked this new character named Atlee Pine and her work as an FBI agent.Atlee survived a childhood trauma and used it to focus her life on making sure others didn’t suffer as she did at the age of 6. Atlee’s secretary is someone with wisdom and insight into life and attempting to understand Atlee.
The strength of Atlee’s character and her drive makes her the ideal agent to work cases that are really tough. What she wants isn’t the bureaucracy positions or to be a boss over other agents; she is the kind who wants her boots on the …

Hazardous Holiday

Title:Hazardous Holiday
Author:Liz Johnson
Year:December 2016
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
Kristi and her son Cody are struggling after the death of Kristi’s husband about a year ago.His cousin Zach has returned from serving as a SEAL.He has been in love with Kristi for years but kept quiet when he saw that Kristi loved his cousin.Now, Kristi and Cody need help and Zach can provide it.He proposes to Kristi out of the blue, stating that it would only be a marriage in name only.He can provide a home for them and insurance that they desperately need as Cody has a heart condition and needs a transplant soon.He also, throws in the fact that he will be deployed for a year shortly after they marry.
Zach returns from his deployment and more trouble than he could have imagined.Kristi and Cody meet him at the base and as they are driving home, three SUVs try to force their car off the road.They survive, but that is just the beginning of events that increas…

A High Sierra Christmas

Title:A High Sierra Christmas
Author: William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone
Pages: 426
Year: 2018
Publisher: Pinnacle
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I was deeply engrossed late into the night in this wonderful tale of a family overcoming obstacles of all sorts to be together for Christmas.If you haven’t read any of the yearly Christmas stories offered by the Johnstone family, then now’s the time to join the fun!The Jenson family is experiencing the holiday times together each year.Sounds easy, right?Well, for the Jenson family the holidays aren’t always peaceful.
The story begins in a museum with a little boy looking at a stagecoach, wondering if it’s the real deal.His mother isn’t sure it is authentic.As they are talking about the coach and the mysterious engraving of two letters, an older gentleman comes out and starts talking about it being real.The story then proceeds with a flashback to a time when a part of the Jensen family was in the stagecoach.From then on, the action is nonstop a…

The Liberty Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower Series #6)

Title:The Liberty Bride (The Daughters of the Mayflower Series #6)
Author: Marylu Tyndall
Pages: 256
Year: 2018
Publisher: Barbour Books
My rating: 5 stars our of 5
All the books in the series are written by different authors who do a fantastic job of telling a tale set in a certain time period.In the front of the book, a reader is reminded of the generations of a certain family that began with the Mayflower landing, and the name of the how the family has grown through the years regardless of the trials.
This book is set in 1814 on a boat off the coast of Virginia.Emeline Barrett has been caring for many people including her mother until her passing. Her father sends her to England to learn how to become a lady with an eccentric aunt.Aboard her father’s boat of privateers, she is contemplating her future that is less than what her heart desires.On top of this, she has a fledging and misguided faith and view of God when she meets Hannah whose husband works on the ship.
The tension climbs when …

Lady of a Thousand Treasures (The Victorian Ladies Series #1)

Title:Lady of a Thousand Treasures (The Victorian Ladies Series #1)
Author:Sandra Byrd
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
Eleanor Sheffield has been taught by her father to evaluate, authenticate whether the piece is genuine or fake, and place a value on antiquities.Their usual clients are the nobility.Her father dies, leaving the business in the hands of her ailing uncle and Eleanor running the business.Eleanor is an unmarried woman in the 1860s in England and unable to own and run the business on her own.She is in a quandary as to what to do when an unexpected death of a client presents a golden opportunity for Eleanor.However, she must face the man who broke her heart who also happens to be the deceased client’s only son, standing to inherit his father’s huge collection of antiquities amassed over a lifetime of collecting.She must decide whether Harry is worthy to receive this inheritance or if the collection should be donated to …

Deadly Christmas Secrets

Title:Deadly Christmas Secrets
Author:Shirlee McCoy
Year:December 2015
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
My rating is 4 out of 5 stars.
Harper Shelby has made a drastic change in her life over the last four years ever since her sister and niece were murdered.She has withdrawn from an up and coming successful career, the big city life, friends and community.She now lives in the middle of nowhere and leaves her home to go to church and to get supplies.Otherwise, she spends her time making pottery.She has been financially successful at that endeavor.Soon her life will be turned upside down with some possible information that seems to indicate her niece may be alive.Harper will do whatever is necessary to find out if that is in fact true.Before she can leave, someone takes a shot at her.
Logan Fitzgerald works for a company that finds lost people and/or rescues those in need.He has been hired to deliver a message to Harper.He does so, but before he can leave her house someone starts ta…

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
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
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.
In the ancient timeline, there are two well-known bib…