June 17, 2017
Rescue Me, is the second installment in Susan May Warren's Montana Rescue series. This book focuses primarily on Deputy Sam Brooks. He is on his way to dinner one evening when he receives news of a frantic call, from a young man in the Glacier National Park. When Ben enters the park with several other members of the PEAK rescue team, they soon find the distressed young man, Quinn, and learn that he had lost track of his girlfriend, Bella. She went missing shortly after they had an unexpected encounter with a mama grizzly bear!
Once Ben and the crew are finally able to locate Bella, they all end up in the local hospital ER to have Bella treated; Ben ventures off by himself to deal with the stress of the evening. A close-up encounter with a wild grizzly has Ben focusing on his near death experience. Before he knows it, he begins sharing his thoughts with someone he assumes is his girlfriend, Sierra Rose. In the midst of a kiss, he suddenly realizes it is not Sierra, but her sister, Willow, instead!
Things are a bit awkward after this odd encounter. So when Sierra drops out of a trip that had been planned for her, Willow and Ben to escort a local youth group into the park for a day trip, Ben is a bit uncomfortable. After completing the first section of their trip, as Ben is driving, he suddenly loses control of the van carrying the teenagers. The group is soon left in a very precarious position; hanging over the edge of a cliff!
This is a high-paced tale as you see where God leads Sam and Willow and the lives that they touch along the way. The road He has set before them will be different than you could ever imagine!
June 13, 2017
Freedom's Price concludes Christine Johnson's Keys of Promise series. The tale begins in Staffordshire, England in the year 1856. Catherine Haynes does not know which way to turn. Her father has passed away and her family home, Deerfield, has been inherited by her cousin, Roger. Roger's focus is to first sell Deerfield and then to push Catherine into marrying a man she has no interest in. When Catherine remembers her mother's family in America, she immediately books her passage to journey to meet her lost family!
After a rough voyage had Catherine fearing that the ship was about to sink, she catches the eye of a handsome man, Tom Worthington, who has come to greet and then to help pilot this ship that has lost its main mast. When the ship is taken to Key West for repairs, Catherine must find a way to reach her family in New Orleans. Tom offers to travel with Catherine to greet her family and to remain until she feels safe!
Soon after arriving in New Orleans, Catherine catches sight of a man, she had heard conversing with her father years ago. Soon she learns that this the same man Tom has been trying to hunt down for years. This man had stolen from Tom's family and sent his father to an early grave!
Hold tight as Tom and Catherine deal with this evil man from their past!
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my unbiased review.
June 4, 2017
Denise Hunter's latest novel, Sweetbriar Cottage, opens with its main character, Noah Mitchell. leaving his ranch in the north Georgia mountains to go into town to pick up some groceries; however, when he picks up his mail, he soon sees a letter from the IRS informing him that he is still married to Josephine. Now he has to track her down to find out what went wrong. After she was unfaithful to him, Noah had hoped to never lay eyes on again!
When Noah learns that the divorce papers were never signed by a judge, he lays the blame fully at Josephine's feet! Josephine attempts to make up for her faux-pas by hand-delivering a new set of papers to be signed on Noah's doorstep. Little does she know that the worst snow storm to hit north Georgia is about to strike!
After Noah and Josephine have been stuck together in his cabin for too long with no power, they venture out into the snow in pursuit of one of Noah's horses that has escaped from his barn. Hold on to see what happens when they run out of fuel and have no way to call for help!
You will see both Noah and Josephine finally deal with the hurts from their past. The only way they can find release is with the mighty hand of God!
I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review.
June 1, 2017
Sarah M. Eden's latest novel, A Fine Gentleman, was not as easy a read as her previous novels; however, the pace of this book picked up considerably after the first one-hundred pages!
It was satisfying to add the story of Jason Jonquil to all that I have learned about the Jonquil family so far. Jason focuses all his time and energy on his job as a barrister in London. When he meets Mariposa Thornton, a beautiful Spanish woman who has escaped Napoleon's war in Spain, he has meet his match. Mariposa has come to London with the story that she is seeking her inheritance; however, the truth is that she is desperately trying to locate her mother and younger brother, Santiago. Her family had promised to reunite with their Thornton relatives in England, if they lost each other in the craziness of the war!
When Mariposa does not find her mother or her brother with their English relatives, she is at a loss of where to turn next. Mariposa has already lost her older brother and her father to the war, so she cannot imagine being left with no one. Watch and see what Jason is able to accomplish when he sets his mind to bringing this grieving family back together!
May 30, 2017
A Stranger at Fellsworth is the final tale in Sarah E. Ladd's Treasures of Surrey series. You meet Annabelle Thorley, as she and her mother are visiting her Uncle Edmund at the school he manages in Surrey, England. As nine-year-old Annabelle is looking for something to help her pass the time, she overhears her uncle warning her mother about the uneasy feelings he has about her husband. Annabelle's uncle promises that he will be there if the need ever arises. Unfortunately, this need arises twelve years later!
Both of Annabelle's parents have died and her brother, Thomas, is in charge of her home and her livelihood. When Thomas falls into debt due to his gambling, he not only begins selling off all their belongings, but he wants to marry Annabelle off to the highest bidder. That bidder happens to be Mr. Bartrell, a man Annabelle cannot imagine ever marrying! When Annabelle and her brother attend a local ball, Thomas and his friends get drunk and out of hand. Annabelle cannot believe it when her brother actually strikes her across the face. She knows that it is time to leave!
When Annabelle meets Owen Locke on the streets of London, she learns that he lives in the same area of Surrey as her uncle. Annabelle realizes that she has found an easy way to get relocate herself from busy London to the quiet countryside!
As Annabelle gets reacquainted with her aunt and uncle, she also gets to know more about Owen and likes what she is learning. Things seems quiet, until suddenly Annabelle's brother and Mr. Bartrell arrive in the neighborhood. You know trouble is not far behind!
Hold on as this tale gets fast pasted, full of a lot of information to finally put the details of this story together!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.
May 22, 2017
Becky Wade has completed the first book, True to You, of her Bradford Sisters Romance series. The tale opens with Nora Bradford attending an emergency situation training session with her sister, Britt. The session seems to be ending when a tall, muscular man, dressed in black, picks Nora up and carries her, over his shoulder, out of the room. Nora is surprised when she learns that this man is actually a former Navy Seal, who left his Seal team with honors!
John Lawson did indeed leave the military with honors; however, he has a dire need to contact his birth parents to learn about his family's health history. John has been experiencing symptoms that indicate that he may be losing his eyesight! When John learns that Nora is a professional researcher, he knows that he has found the person who can help him find his birth mother!
This tell gets very interesting as John and Nora dive into the process of locating his mother's whereabouts. You will be surprised to learn the details that are revealed. By the end of this tale, you will see God at work in both of John and Nora's lives!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.
May 9, 2017
In Ruth Logan Herne's final entry, Peace in the Valley, to her Double S Ranch series, you will watch Trey Walker Stafford, returning to his hometown in central Washington, with the plan to donate some of his liver to his dying father, Sam Stafford. When Trey runs the van of single mother, Lucy Carlton, off the road, totaling her van and destroying the products she was taking to sell at a local fair, his plans suddenly change!
In the past, Sam Stafford has wronged Lucy; so he sees this as a great opportunity to encourage his youngest son, Trey, to not only replace Lucy's van, but to lend a hand to make improvements on her farm. Trey had left the ranch years ago to pursue a musical career. After Trey has become a successful country star in Nashville, he is ready to slow down and enjoy time with his family. As Trey spends more and more time with Lucy and her family, you will slowly see flames beginning to grow between Lucy and Trey. When Trey learns that Lucy has had trouble with a past drug addiction, his feelings suddenly grind to a stop. He lost his first wife to a drug overdose and promised himself to never go down that road again!
You have two questions as you near the final pages of this book: will Sam and Trey survive the liver transplant and will Lucy and Trey find a new life together? You know that God will need to be present for both situations to come about!
I received this book from Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review.