February 18, 2020

Cross My Heart

Robin Lee Hatcher added the book, Cross My Heart, to her Legacy of Faith series.  As with the the previous book in this series, the reader will jump between a story in present day and a story that occured in the days of WWII.

On the opening pages, you will meet Ben Henning, a man in the process of leaving behind a life of addiction to build a equine therapy barn.  By utilizing the farm he received from his grandfather, he hopes to assist others in need.  Ben soon meets Ashley Showalter, someone he thinks can assist him with this task.  Ashley has a sad story of addition in her own family, her younger brother is currently fighting a battle against this beast!

The WWII tale will tell the story of Ben's great-great grandfather, Andrew Henning, and his journey with his family through the uncertain days of a war taking place across the ocean!

Take a moment and see how both of these men (and women) learn to lean on their God to bring them through some terrible days!

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

February 11, 2020

The Land Beneath Us

The Land Beneath Us is the latest from Sarah Sundin.  This tale takes place in the days of WWII.  Leah Jones, only eighteen years old, takes a job as a librarian at Camp Forrest, a military base in Tennessee.  Clay Paxton is also on the base training to be a Army Ranger.  Clay and Leah briefly meet through their duties on the base; however, one evening their acquaintance turns into something much greater, when Clay saves Leah's life after she is brutally attacked!

While Leah is dealing with the after-affects of this violation, she learns that she is pregnant.  Leah has no idea how she can afford to keep her child; however, Clay steps in and offers to marry her.  Clay has been dreaming for months that he will die in the war, so he wants to offer Leah a way to keep her baby!

Leah and Clay are both dealing with feelings of emptiness.  Leah having been separated from her younger twin sisters and having no idea where they are; and Clay having been separated from his two older brothers, after they stole his girlfriend and his savings for college.  Leah longs for a feeling of home and Clay longs for his brothers to right the wrongs they brought into his life!

Watch as Clay travels to Europe for D-day and Leah seeks the location of her sisters after her baby is born.  Will they both trust in their God to bring them the peace that they seek?

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

February 4, 2020

Relative Silence

Carrie Stuart Parks, latest suspense, Relative Silence, will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page.  This tale begins with the sad remembrance of the day Piper Boone's young daughter, Dove, dies in a boating accident.  You will then fast-forward to current day, fifteen years later, when Piper is having lunch with an old friend.  When Tucker Laundry, the man sitting near Piper, notices a man on the street lift a rifle; you know this tale is about to take a deadly turn!

Piper is part of a wealthy Southern family, that is viewed as without fault.  When Piper invites Tucker, who was injured by the shooter, to recover on her family's island, he will soon discover they are far from perfect.  As Tucker, a former forensic artist, teams up with Piper to document the man who attacked them both, he begins to be drawn into this family's somewhat sordid history!

As Piper and Tucker attempt to solve, both the current and the old unknowns surrounding Piper's life, you will not believe the facts that come to life!

This is a fast-pace tale not to be missed!

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

February 1, 2020

On Wings of Devotion

On the Wings of Devotion has been been added to Roseanna M. White's The Code Breakers series.   Arabelle Denier is working as a nurse at a hospital in London.  Every day as Arabelle goes about her duties, she often catches a glimpse of Phillip Camden, dubbed "Black Heart".  Phillip joined the nearby codebreakers division, shortly after an accident took the lives of his entire air squadron!

Now that he is seen as the cause of the accident, Phillip is having trouble moving on with life.  When Phillip needs help dealing with a family situation, he seeks out Arabelle for help.  Phillip's younger sister has shown up pregnant and the cause of the event is none other than Arabelle's fiance!

As Phillip and Arabelle spend time together dealing with this situation, you will see something developing between them.  However, the situation suddenly becomes complicated.  Someone from Phillip's past has shown up and is possibly up to no good.  You have no idea what complication will come in these troubling days of WWI!

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

January 28, 2020

The Bridge to Belle Island

Julie Klassen tells an interesting story in her latest book, The Bridge to Belle Island.  When a partner in his law firm is found dead, Benjamin Booker is called in to investigate and to try to discover the root cause of this death.  Benjamin is drawn to Belle Island to find out if the dead man's niece, Isabelle Wilder, is involved in any way.  The main problem is that Isabelle has not left the island in over ten years!

Isabelle's fear of leaving the island is wrapped up in the fact that death has met many of her family the moment they took a step off the island.  You will see Benjamin step in a comfort Isabelle, when she has a physical reaction the moment she places a foot on the bridge to try to make an exit!

After Benjamin and Belle get to know each other, you wonder where this new relationship will take them.   Will Benjamin discover that Belle is actually involved in her uncle's death or will a new culprit suddenly appear?

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

January 14, 2020

The Way of the Brave

Susan May Warren's latest series, Global Search and Rescue, starts off with a bang.  The Way of the Brave will introduce you to Orion Starr and Jenny Calhoun.  Orion, a pararescue jumper, amd Jenny, a CIA profiler and a psychiatrist, initially meet through their work with the US military overseas.  Once back in the states, Orion and Jenny surprisingly run into each other again.  Jenny and her girlfriends have decided to attempt climbing Mt. Denali, in Orion's backyard, Alaska.  Unfortunately for Jenny and Orion, they are both carrying deep hurts from the last time they meet!

This tale is full of action, page after page.  I could not put the book down until I learned what happened to these women.  The situations that arise will make you think twice about ever attempting such a feat.  In typical Susan May Warren style, she leaves a tip about the next books in this series that will have you hooked to keep reading!

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

January 7, 2020

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage is the latest from Lynette Eason.  This story opens with a view of the lives of Brooke Adams and Asher James.  Brooke is serving as a military psychiatrist in the army.  She is stationed in Afghanistan and she is ready to go home.  Asher is also working in Afghanistan, as Army Special Ops, and seems to often be in the middle of enemy warfare.  On the day that Brooke gets caught in the midst of enemy fighting, luckily Asher is nearby to carry her out of the flames!

After Brooke returns to the states to be treated for her 2nd-degree burns, she finally ends up in North Carolina trying to settle into a normal routine.  It has been four months since her military tour oversees; however, the nightmares and the PTSD are not going away.  Asher, also struggling with PTSD, ends up at Brooke's new work place, looking for help.  Asher and Brooke have no idea that their lives are about to get intertwined once again.  The moment Asher enters Brooke's new office and encounters the office receptionist dead on the floor, he knows the world of his nightmares has followed him home!

This is a fast-action tale as Brooke and Asher try to discover who is out to get Brooke.  There seems to be possible death around every corner as they try to stay ahead of Brooke's stalker.  The conclusion to this tale is beyond anything you would ever imagine!

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