September 10, 2019

The Words Between Us

The latest from Erin Bartels is entitled The Words Between Us.   I love this original title and Erin has written a tale that is just as original!

Through the words of this book, you will walk with Robin Windsor in her current life, as well as, in the days following both her parents being locked up in prison.  You will experience Robin's frustration as an adult attempting to keep her bookstore functioning, and you will also see her life as a teenager trying to fit in somewhere!

Your heart will go out to her, when she loses the boy she fell in love with as a young woman; and you will experience her joy, when God brings a new love across her path as a grown woman!

This is definitely a tale not to be missed!

I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.


September 3, 2019

The Piper's Pursuit



Melanie Dickerson's latest young-adult novel, The Piper's Pursuit, is a play on the age-old Grimms fairy tale, The Pied Piper.  This new tale is set in the middle ages in a town by the name of Hamlin; however, you will also encounter out-of-control rats, as well as a character, who uses flute playing to control the young children in this town!

The main characters in this tale, Katerina and Steffan, will take up the fight against this evil character, who is using his control of the children in a way you would never imagine.  By the final page you will see Katerina and Steffan utilize their faith in God to bring them through this trial!

I received this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


August 27, 2019

Finding Lady Enderly






Joanna Davidson Politano's latest tale, Finding Lady Enderly,  will take you to slums of London, England in the late 1800's.  You will meet Raina Bretton as she is offered an opportunity to make an escape from her life of poverty.  A stranger, Victor Pendergast, walks out of the darkness and asks Raina to come with him and impersonate a wealthy woman who needs a break from her life.  After a lot of introspection about the offer, Raina decides to move forward and give this opportunity a chance!

You will not believe the situations that Raina encounters in this new new world.  More wealth and freedom than she has ever known; but at the same time, Victor keeps a tight reign on Raina, insisting that she constantly practice a way to fool everyone she meets about her false identity!

Hold fast throughout this gothic tale to discover where God will direct this formerly impoverished young woman named Raina!

I received this e-book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.


August 21, 2019

The Painted Castle


Kristy Cambron's tale, The Painted Castle, will bring her latest series to a close. Enclosed on the pages of this book, you will learn the stories of three women. Each woman is on a task to acquire something of value!

Elizabeth lives in the mid-1800s and she’s determined to find the man who is responsible for her father‘s death. Elizabeth will discover more than the answer to her question!

Amelia, living in the days of World War II, is determined to protect a group of refugee children from the horrors of war. Amelia will gain much more than the safety of these young lives under her care!

Kiera has found a challenge to help her restart her life. As an art historian, Keira has been asked to validate a painting of Queen Victoria. You will not believe what other treasures she finds along the way!

You will move quickly through the pages of this book to learn where each of these women finally land!

I received this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.



August 14, 2019

Strands of Truth

The latest from Colleen Coble is entitled Strands of Truth.  This tale is full of suspense that will have you rapidly turning page after page to reach the conclusion.  Following her mother's sudden death, Harper Taylor has found few safe places to turn.  She is blessed the day Oliver Jackson takes this teenager under his wing to help Harper find direction; unfortunately, Oliver's own family is not happy with this addition!

The book will fast-forward twenty years and you will see Harper trying to locate any family she may have in this world.  When her search makes a hit on a possible sibling, she is thrilled.  Harper is hoping for a real connection; however, she is not prepared for the violence that is about to come her way!

Before you know it, the suspense will shift into full-speed: first, a man attempts to kidnap Harper and then, Oliver actually comes up missing.  Soon Harper and Oliver's son, Ridge, join forces to try and discover what in the world is going on!

Put on your seatbelt because the action will not stop until the final page!

I received this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

August 9, 2019

Glitter of Gold




Glitter of Gold is the latest from Liz Johnson.  This tale will take you down south to Savannah, GA.  You will meet Anne Norris and see how a poor choice has left a negative mark on her life, but you will also see how now she is trying to build a new life for herself!

When Anne takes a walk on the beach after a severe hurricane hits the area, she comes upon a piece of gold protruding from the sand.  Anne has been running a business, leading tours of the area telling tales of the pirates of old.  So when Anne sees this bit of gold, she thinks it may be of value!

Anne visits a local museum looking for information and she meets Carter Hale.  Little does she know, Carter has been searching for this bit of gold for years.  This find has come at just the right time, both Carter and Anne's businesses are in financial trouble!

While you read, you will learn about how Carter and Anne deal with this important find.  You will also learn about a tale from the 17th century, contained in a diary that has been in the Hale families' possession for years.  It is interesting to see how God uses this situation to meet needs in both Anne's and Carter's lives!

I received this e-book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.


August 2, 2019

Verity







Verity, by Lisa T. Bergren, tells the tale of Verity Banning.  Following their father’s death, the Banning sisters have relocated from England to the West Indies.  Verity is the second daughter in the family and she has decided to strike out on her own and open a trading post on the island!

This is an interesting tale as you see all the people Verity meets as she tries to make her way in this world that is about to be forever changed by the American Revolutionary War!

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.