Saturday, May 18, 2019

Healing the Cowboy's Heart by Ruth Logan Herne


If you love horses, kids and romance you should definitely enjoy Ruth Logan Herne's newest Love Inspired book, Healing the Cowboy's Heart which comes out in July 2019.

The lead character, veterinarian Charlotte Fitzgerald is an extremely strong character honed by her past. The male lead, Isaiah Woods is a rancher, breeder of Appaloosa horses and the guardian for his niece and nephew. Isaiah is also a strong character battling issues of his past. When these two characters meet magic happens. I loved their interactions and I absolutely fell in love with JJ and Liam, Isaiah's niece and nephew.

To be honest, I found myself shedding tears several times. Especially when the love of Rising, a family dog, was conveyed so well through the tears of little Liam. I won't say more because I don't hand out spoilers. However, when you pick up the book please see the top of page 88. You just may shed a few tears too.

Once again, if you love romance, horses, kids, and stories of forgiveness you'll love this book.

On a 5-Star Scale - 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Ruth Logan Herne for my copy of Healing the Cowboy's Heart. I received my copy for free with no expectation for a positive or negative review. The opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR. Part 255.

Smiles & Blessings,


Back Cover:


A perfect match...or sworn enemies?
Only time will tell at
Shepard's Crossing.

Horse breeder Isaiah Woods can't believe his only ally in helping a neglected mare is the descendant of his family's bitter enemy--veterinarian Charlotte Fitzgerald. Despite the feud, Charlotte risks everything to save the horse. But as she falls for Isaiah--and the orphaned niece and nephew in his care--the mare isn't the only one who needs saving.



Lone Star Standoff by Margaret Daley


I love reading Love Inspired Suspense novels and when Margaret Daley's name is on the cover it is always a must read for me. Her newest book, which released this month, is Lone Star Standoff and it is another winner.

Lone Star Standoff is filled with an extremely tense drug cartel court case, a widowed judge whose life has been threatened and a Texas Ranger who steps in to protect the widowed judge and her twins. The twists and turns throughout the book propelled me through the pages faster than normal and I savored every page.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced, suspenseful romance. 

On a 5 Star scale - 5 Stars!!!!! 

I would like to thank Margaret Daley for my copy of Lone Star Standoff. I received my copy for free with no expectation for a positive or negative review. The opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR. Part 255.

Smiles & Blessings,




Back Cover:


A high-profile trial turns lethal...
The next exciting Lone Star Justice  novel

Presiding over the trial of a powerful drug cartel member, Judge Aubrey Madison finds her life threatened, and Texas Ranger Sean McNair isn't taking any chances. Protecting the widow and her twins comes naturally to Sean--maybe too naturally for a guy who's convinced he shouldn't have a family. But he can't help wishing for a future with Aubrey...if he can keep her alive.

Justice Delivered by Patricia Bradley


The fourth book in Patricia Bradley's "Memphis Cold Case" series is, in my opinion, the best of the series. Rest assured if you haven't read the first three in the series it won't interfere in enjoying this book as they can all be read as a stand-alone.

The heroine of the story is Carly Smith, a victim of human trafficking, who after escaping from her captor she changed her name and hid out for many years. After the death of her sister she comes out of hiding, so to speak, and goes back to her former hometown to see if she can locate her abductor. She ends up working with a police officer whom she dated in her youth and when they first meet he doesn't recognize her.

Filled with twists and turns, this suspense-filled novel kept me glued to my seat until the very last page. Just when I thought I had the bad guys pegged I realized I wasn't quite right after all. I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good suspense-filled novel.

On a 5-Star Scale - 5 Star Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Net Galley and Revell for my e-copy of "Justice Delivered. I received my e-copy for free with no expectation for a positive or negative review. The opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR. Part 255.


Smiles & Blessings,



Back Cover:

Carly Smith came by her trust issues honestly. She's been at the mercy of merciless men, ignored by law enforcement officers who should have helped her, and seemingly rejected by her family. She can't even trust herself to do the right thing. Though she is working hard on building a new life, the past continues to haunt her when she discovers that the man she couldn't bring herself to report to the police is still out there, luring vulnerable girls under the guise of being a modeling agent.

When her own niece is kidnapped, Carly must overcome her fears and come forward with the information she has. But if that proves to be too little, too late--she'll have to go after the perpetrators herself.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

NKJV Spirit -Filled Bible, Executive Editor Jack W. Hayford

When given the opportunity to review the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible I jumped at the chance. I had heard great things about the earlier editions of this Bible and so I was excited to receive this one as it is the third edition. The executive editor of this Bible is Jack W. Hayford. The copy I received is in black leather and it is thumb-indexed.

Some of the features included in the Bible are:
  • Word Wealth - there are more than 650 word studies that help shed light on key terms, drawing meaning from the original Greek & Hebrew.
  • Kingdom Dynamics - Dozens of Biblical themes are addressed in notes by many Spirit-filled preachers, teachers, and writers.
  • Truth-in-Action - Helpful thematic charts provide practical applications from every book of the Bible.
  • Praying the Word - Powerful prayers throughout the Bible-based directly on Scripture.
  • Detailed book introductions and outlines aiding you to learn each book's historical background.
  • Verse-by-verse study notes that explain each passage and illuminates your understanding.
  • Includes a full-color design with updated maps and charts, a detailed concordance and in-depth articles about the Spirit Filled life.
  • Clear and readable 10-point font.
I truly love this Bible and the beauty of the color throughout its pages. Please see the picture below that shows a Kingdom Dynamics box and a  Word Wealth box. Also, the Praying God's word boxes are a beautiful light blue-green and really brings the Scriptures to life.
 



The only negative thing I would say about my copy of this beautiful Bible is that it is thumb-indexed. I like to search the Scriptures myself and find that now that I have the thumb-indexed version I'm starting to use it which I didn't want to do. Other than that I loved this Bible and all the special features within. It is a wonderful Bible for those of us who are Spirit-filled, however, anyone can find this Bible to be a great asset in your study of the Scriptures. Also, the 10-point font is very easy to read.

I would like to thank Booklook Bloggers and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my copy of the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible. I received my copy for free but I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR. Part 255.


Smiles & Blessings,

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin



     In 1918 England, Lieutenant Colin Mabry spends his days decoding messages for MI8 after suffering injuries at the front. When he receives an urgent summons by carrier pigeon from Jewel Reyer--a woman who saved his life and whom he believed to be dead--he can only hope he'll regain the courage he lost on the front lines as he's driven back into war-torn France.
     But Jewel isn't the one waiting for him in Paris. Instead, it is a stranger who claims to be her half-sister, Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence. She found Jewel's diary and believes her sister is alive and in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Coli is at first skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust grows.
     That trust is quickly put to the test, however, when their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot and their search for answers quickly turns into a battle for their lives.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved this book. It was filled with suspense, intrigue, and romance. Kate Breslin has created a well-balanced novel set during WWI that will leave the reader wanting more.

I love characters that are not only believable but ones that make the reader want to really know them. Lieutenant Colin Mabry and Johanna Reyer were just that, believable and so real that I wanted them to walk off of the page. From the very first page, I was pulled into the story and loved every minute of it. 

I really can't say anything negative about this book. I loved it from cover to cover and would highly suggest it to anyone who loves clean historical novels filled with suspense.

On a 5-Star Scale - 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank the author for my copy of Far Side of the Sea I received my copy for free but I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR. Part 255.


Smiles & Blessings,

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard


THE CASE MAY BE COLD, 
BUT THINGS ARE ABOUT TO HEAT UP

Forensic genealogist Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather's footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from a hospital more than twenty years ago. When someone makes an attempt on Willow's life to keep her from discovering the truth, help will come from an unexpected source.

Ex-FBI agent--and Willow's ex-flame--Austin McKade readily offers to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together th 2y'll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he's spent much of his life trying to forget--and put Willow's tender heart at risk.

My Thoughts:

I have always been a fan of Elizabeth Goddard's Love Inspired Suspense novels and when I learned she would be releasing a trade paperback through Revell Books, I was ecstatic. Her first book in her "Uncommon Justice" series, Never Let Go, is a definite winner. It is fast-paced, suspenseful and will keep the reader on the edge of their seats.

Willow Anderson is a forensic genealogist who has just lost her beloved grandfather and inherits the last cold case he was hired to solve. But then enters ex-FBI agent, Austin McKade who was hired by her grandfather to help on the case. Unfortunately, Willow and Austin have a past that ended poorly. The question is, can they move beyond their past and get the job done?

The title of the book, Never Let Go, really says it all, from the first page to the last I didn't want to put it down. The book involves a 21-year old cold case, arson, a couple of murders and a few attempted murders. Oh, it also contains some romance that is packed full of sparks and tension. 

I would highly recommend Never Let Go to anyone who truly loves a good clear romantic suspense. I can hardly wait until the Fall of 2019 when the second installment of the "Uncommon Justice" series is released.

On a 5-Star Scale - 5 HUGE Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my copy of Never Let Go.  I received my copy for free but I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR. Part 255.

Smiles & Blessings,

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin


Facing the past may be the most 
fearsome battle of his life.

Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion.

Violet Lindstrom wants to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, arranging entertainment for the men of the 357th and setting up programs for local children. Drawn to the mysterious Adler, she enlists his help with her work and urges him to reconnect with his family after a long estrangement.

Despite himself, Adler finds his defenses crumbling when it comes to Violet. But D-day draws near...and secrets can't stay buried forever.

My Thoughts:

When it comes to novels set during World War II, in my humble opinion, there is no better author than Sarah Sundin. Her second book in her "Sunrise at Normandy" series, The Sky Above Us is an awesome read. The first book in the series is The Sea Before Us. I have yet to read the first book in the series, however, I just bought a copy because the second book was so good.

The series is about three brothers, Wyatt, Adler and Clay Paxton. This story belongs to Adler, a fighter pilot in the 357th Fighter Group based in England. Adler is running from his past and is yearning to become an ace so that once the war is over he can start a flying freight business names ACES. He also has a problem with being 'second'. He had a problem being second to his brother Wyatt, and being a wingman. This is a story of someone wanting one thing and finding that what God planned for him was far better.

Adler's interest is Violet Lindstrom, a member of the American Red Cross. Her dream is to become a missionary in Africa just like her great aunt. But just as Adler learned to change, so did Violet and her dream changes as well.

Ms. Sundin has a great gift in making the reader feel like they are right in the cockpit with the pilot. This gift is no different. I guarantee you will feel like you are in each and every dogfight that takes place in this book and if your heart isn't beating a little faster by the end of each scene, you probably didn't engage. 

The Sky Above Us is a fast-paced, World War II action novel that will get the reader's heart pumping. It is also an inspirational romance novel that will touch the heart of any reader. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, but especially to fans of historical romance.

On a 5-Star Scale - 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my copy of The Sky Above Us.  I received my copy for free but I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR. Part 255.

Smiles & Blessings,