Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Magnet by Mary Ashby McDonald, DVM A Large-Animal Veterinarian's Journey


The Magnet is such a great book! I started reading it thinking it would be about the day-to-day life of a large-animal vet. This book is so much more than that. It's about life, love, loss, heartache, and finding faith in God.

Mary Ashby McDonald had a rough childhood, went to Virginia Tech to be a veterinarian after she was married and had kids, and discovered God loves her. You will laugh, cry, and sympathize with McDonald. She tells her story in a no-holds-barred kind of way. Her storytelling will draw you in; her words will keep you turning the pages. And at the end of the book, you'll find hope.

McDonald's stories showcase her love for animals. From her growing up years, to her missions trips, to her job as a veterinarian, animals have always been a big part of her life.

My favorite parts of the book are where she talked of her missionary vet trips, the Magnet chapter, for which the book it titled, and the overall message of the book. As stated on the back cover, "McDonald points the reader to a "Magnet" who collects the deadly remainders from our pasts, leading to the healing of our own hearts."

The Magnet is McDonald's touching journey and a must read for anyone who loves animal stories, struggles with childhood sexual abuse, or needs to know there's still hope.




https://www.amazon.com/Magnet-Large-Animal-Veterinarians-Journey-ebook/dp/B076HYTYYM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522019746&sr=8-1&keywords=the+magnet+mary+ashby+mcdonald

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn (Dive Team Investigations)



If you enjoy inspirational romantic suspense, you will love this book. From a stalker to someone targeting her, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston has to trust Ryan Parker to keep her safe. But when her attacker finds her at work in the emergency room, where can she go to be safe? Who wants her dead?

From the first page, you won't be able to put this one down. Leigh knows God is in control, but Ryan is finding it hard to leave it up to Him. Ryan is investigating a John Doe's body that had been found in the lake. Then Leigh is attacked. Who is behind these attacks and why do they want her dead?

I enjoyed watching Ryan grow in his faith and Leigh being strong in hers. For a suspenseful inspirational romance, Beneath the Surface is a must read.


I received a free copy in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


https://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Surface-Dive-Team-Investigations/dp/0800729382/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521921758&sr=8-1&keywords=beneath+the+surface

Monday, March 19, 2018

Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan (Atlanta Justice Book 2)


If you enjoy legal romantic suspense, you'll love Lone Witness. Sophie Dawson is a prosecutor of white crimes and is working on a case against a local bank employee. As the title suggests, she is also the sole witness to a double homicide. As Sophie digs deeper into the bank case, and the double homicide case gets closer to trial, she must put her trust in Cooper to keep her safe and determine who is targeting her.

Cooper Knight must keep Sophie safe and alive to testify when the double homicide case comes to trial. As Sophie is attacked and shot at, he decides to bring her under protective custody.

Lone Witness is book two in Rachel Dylan's series, but you don't need to read them in order. The action keeps you on the edge of your seat as the courtroom drama keeps you turning the pages. The court scenes and procedures are realistic as Dylan is a practicing attorney.


I received a free copy from Net Galley in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



https://www.amazon.com/Lone-Witness-Atlanta-Justice-Book-ebook/dp/B079C26JLT/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520617548&sr=8-1&keywords=lone+witness+rachel+dylan

The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy (High Sierra Sweethearts Book 1)


Another great story by Mary Connealy. Deborah Harkness is on a wagon train when it is attacked. She, her sister, and two little ones are the only survivors. But when the attackers realize she can identify them will she ever feel safe again?

Trace Riley comes across the massacre and takes in Deborah and the other survivors. Trace will have to keep Deb safe as they track the attackers. Will they find love along the way? Or will Deborah leave as she's planned all along, taking his heart with her?

My favorite scene in this story was of the salvaged Bible. Connealy does a great job with her characters. I could feel Trace's aloneness. The setting descriptions made me feel like I was right there in the story. And the connection between Deb and Trace kept me turning the pages to see how their story would end.

If you love inspirational western romances with a touch of humor, you will love Mary Connealy's books. The Accidental Guardian is no exception. And it's the start of a series, so there are more stories to come!


I received a free copy from Net Galley in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

https://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Guardian-High-Sierra-Sweethearts/dp/0764219294/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521503316&sr=8-1&keywords=accidental+guardian+mary+connealy

Readers and Dreamers Facebook party! with Allison K Garcia

My author friend Allison Kathryn Garcia is hosting the Readers and Dreamers Facebook party this Saturday, March 24th. She will be talking about her book Vivir el Dream, about an undocumented college student and her mother struggling for the American dream. Linda Palacios, the main character, is a DREAMer, someone who might qualify for DACA.
During this party, we will also talk about and support DACA, share our own stories and our favorite Latino literature, and have fun and win some prizes! On the day of the "Readers & Dreamers" party, there will be several prizes available, including signed paperbacks of Vivir el Dream, free e-book copies, $5 gift cards to Amazon and Starbucks, and two grand prizes of a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card and a $25 Amazon gift card. In order to be eligible win these prizes, you will need to follow, share, and comment on the posts.
Here is the link to sign up for the party:

https://facebook.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=739af063c16f4c6bb9277cef1&id=9a4d5cb6e4

Monday, March 5, 2018

Whisper by Joy Ohagwu, The Pete Zendel Christian Romantic Suspense Series


If you enjoy clean Christian suspense then this book is for you!

Whisper is the full-length prequel to The New Rulebook series and tells about Pete Zendel's beginnings. I have been waiting for this story to find out who Pete was and why he was the way he was. Whisper is full of suspense, shoot-outs, a fire, a car crash. The action will keep you turning the pages, and the clear road to salvation will touch your heart. Joy draws you into the characters and the story. God's love, forgiveness, and grace are weaved throughout and the character's faith encouraged me.

I have enjoyed Joy's other books and this one is the best yet. I enjoyed the real life struggles to walk in faith the characters faced showing by example how it's done. Can't wait to read more books in this series.

I received a free copy in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


https://www.amazon.com/Whisper-Zendel-Christian-Romantic-Suspense-ebook/dp/B078X393GC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520276399&sr=8-1&keywords=whisper+joy+ohagwu

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Lies We Believe by T K Chapin


If you're looking for a Christian suspense that will keep you turning the pages, The Lies We Believe is it. Emily is pulled into a cult and it's up to her father to find her a way out. When his friends end up dead and his family turn against him, Ron must put his strength and faith in God to get her back.

Quote from the book:

The lies we tell are often thought to be innocent…
…but the lies we believe can sometimes be deadly.

You won't know who to trust, or what is going to happen next as you follow the twists and turns in this story. But through it all, God's love and faithfulness shines through. A father's love will never give up.

I look forward to reading more books by this author.



https://www.amazon.com/Lies-We-Believe-Suspense-Novel-ebook/dp/B0728F1WZF/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1518642412&sr=8-6&keywords=the+lies+we+believe