Saturday, August 20, 2016

Unbound Hope by Joy Ohagwu

Unbound Hope, another great story by Joy Ohagwu, is the second in the Pleasant Hearts Christian suspense series. The characters draw you into the story. The suspense keeps you turning the pages. Erica Heart, flight attendant, is fighting her past, literally. When Erica’s past becomes her present, she can trust no one but God. Can Jim earn her trust and love?

Jim Denison, a US Marshall, has set his sights on Erica, but she is holding him at arm’s length. Can he win her heart? He feels God is moving in a different direction, but will it line up with what is happening in Erica’s life?

To follow the characters’ stories, it is better to read the stories in order, but not necessary to follow this story. This is a great suspense, a story about God’s love and faithfulness, and how to follow what God has planned for our lives, even when we can’t see where He’s leading.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Medical Judgment by Richard Mabry

Medical Judgment is a must-read Christian medical thriller! When you feel your life is threatened, who can you trust? Sarah Gordon's husband and young daughter are killed in a car accident. Her garage catches on fire. Other strange things happen, targeting Sarah's life. Her husband's friend Kyle Andrews and Bill Larson, a detective, help solve the mystery, but also try to win her heart. Is one of them behind the attempts on her life? Sarah is used to taking charge in the ER, but when it comes to her personal life, it's not so easy. Can she uncover who is out to kill her before it's too late?

No matter what you are going through, God is by your side. He never leaves nor forsakes. Just reach out. He is there. Sarah struggles with her faith after everything is taken from her. Can she find her way back to God and the things He has for her? Will one of the men win her heart as they follow the clues? If you love Christian medical thrillers, you will love this story. I turned pages as fast as I could trying to figure out the twists and turns. Can't wait to read more by this author! The life struggles intermingled with faith struggles brought the characters to life and drew me in to the story.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Love to Treasure by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Nicole Davis comes to Sunriver to try to figure out a game her grandmother is playing. Even after death, her grandmother’s clues lead Nicole on an adventure as Nicole fulfills her grandmother’s last wish.
Mark Stone, bicycle cop, moves from the big city to Sunriver, a resort town, running from his past. When a burglary attempt frightens Nicole, he steps in to help solve the case.
Can Nicole and Mark learn to trust each other as they work together to figure out who is burglarizing the empty rentals? Will Mark’s faith and Nicole’s grandmother’s clues be enough to show Nicole the path she should take?

Another great story by Kimberly Rose Johnson!

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Incriminating Evidence by Rachel Dylan

Jessica Hughes is set to prosecute a major crime boss, until her star witness turns up dead. Zach Taylor is the FBI agent tasked with keeping her safe. But as the stakes get higher and Jessica's life is in danger as they move from one safe house to another, can God keep them safe from their rookie mistakes and the one out to keep Jessica silent?

Incriminating Evidence is filled with suspense and romance. Compiling the clues and trying to figure out who was behind what was going on, I didn't figure it out. The twists and turns kept me turning the pages. It was encouraging to see how Jessica and Zach's past played a part in their future and their walk with God. Can't wait to read more by this talented author.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Boden Birthright by Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy has done it again. The Boden Birthright is a novella that sets up her new series The Cimarron Legacy. Chance Boden escapes Boston with his son and no lace to be found. After Chance's wife died they stayed with her mother and father, who live in a mansion. They will do whatever it takes to turn their grandson into a proper young man.

Chance plans his escape and heads west, finally stopping in New Mexico. He starts working for Frank Chastain and his daughter Veronica. A shooting, a hasty wedding, and finding unexpected love fill this novella with page-turning anticipation. Will Chance's in-laws find his son? Who shot Frank and left him for dead? I didn't want Chance and Veronica's story to end. Chance has to work through losing his first wife, but he recognizes Veronica's worth and tells her so. I love him as the hero. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In Love and War

In Love and War

Four different stories of couples who knew each other in the past put together by competitions. Overcoming past hurts and leaning on God for their future, these encouraging stories show us that God has our best in mind.

Lassoed By Love by Miralee Ferrell

Lyndsey Morgan thought she’d be working at Red Butte Resort’s gift store as an assistant manager, until she gets there and finds out she’ll be mucking stalls, with her boss being a guy from high school who’d asked her to the prom then stopped talking to her. Can she overcome her fear of horses and find true love?

Steve Graham asked Lyndsey to the prom and she turned him down. Now here she is working in his barn. Can a pampered girl and a cowboy find a future together?

Designed With Love by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Jessie Morgan enters a landscaping design competition. Her high school friend Scott is in the landscaping business as well. For some reason he stopped talking to her when she started dating the high school quarterback. They team up to win the competition, but can they put their past behind them and work together?

Hungry Hearts by Debby Mayne

Melissa Shaw owns the Spoons Diner. Cameron Prater moved back to town planning to open Chili and Chips a few doors down. They competed all through high school from student council to Valedictorian. Ten years later, nothing has changed. They agree to a truce, but with her old feelings still in place, can she be just friends with him? Who will win the challenge this time?

More Than Meets the Eye by Trish Perry

Jensy St Martin is promoted to graphic designer. She is interested in being independent rather than being in love. Phil Quinn is hired as a graphic designer as well. She hasn’t seen him since high school. Assigned to compete on a design for a customer, they end up having to work together to create an ad. Can Jensy fight the feelings she has for Phil and put behind her what she knew of Phil from high school? Is he the same bad boy or has he changed? You will love this story as Jensy finds out sometimes gossip isn’t what it appears.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bride by Arrangement by Karen Kirst

I loved this story by Karen Kirst. The third story in the Cowboy Creek stories, this is Noah Burgess' story. Will and Daniel, Noah's friends, surprise him with a mail-order bride. They found love and happiness and want him to have the same experience, even though he is perfectly content alone. He feels his physical scars and the ones nobody can see have damaged him too much to find love. But he's never met someone as determined as Grace.

Grace Longstreet needs to get away from Chicago with her two little girls. Her husband has died and her brother-in-law is making unwanted advances and threatening her. She plans it with her cousin to go in her place and marry Noah.

Can Grace convince Noah to marry her even though she has lied about who she is and he doesn't want a wife? Will Noah realize he has fallen in love with Grace before he forces her to leave or marry someone else? Between figuring out who has forged the deeds, poisoned the cattle, and deterred the town's growth, the action keeps you turning the page. The romance between Grace and Noah will make you think about this story long after you finish the last page.

I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.