May 22, 2017

True to You







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

Peace in the Valley








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.



May 1, 2017

The Noble Servant









The Noble Servant is the latest tale by Melanie Dickerson in her Medieval Fairy Tale series.  Lady Magdalen of Mallen has received a marriage proposal from Steffan, the Duke of Wolfberg. After Magdalen and Steffan had met two years prior at Thoornbeck Castle, Magdalen had been hoping to see Steffan again.  She just had not expected a marriage proposal!

After Magdalen arrives at Wolfberg castle, she  discovers that her servant, Agnes, and her father, Erlich, plan to force her to switch places with Agnes, under the threat of death.  Now Magdalen must take on the position of a servant!

While Steffan is on his way home, after his years studying at a university overseas, he is suddenly attacked by two guards sent by his uncle Hazen.  Steffan is surprised to learn that his uncle is attempting to take control of his castle and his lands.  His uncle has removed everyone at the castle who could prove his rightful place!

You have to wonder how Magdalen and Steffan will be able to prove their rightful place in their world.  This is a fun, fast-paced tale as you watch these two attempt to avoid danger in this world where everyone seems out to get them!


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




April 28, 2017

An Awakened Heart: An Orhan Train Novella


Jody Hedlund's latest novella entitled An Awakened Heart:  An Orphan Train Novella, will introduce you to her latest series, An Orphan Train.  You will meet Christine Pendleton, a wealthy young woman living in New York City, during the 1850's.  Looking for a place to serve those less fortunate than herself, Christine has begun volunteering at the Centre Street Chapel.  She soon meets Guy Bedell, the on site pastor, who is looking for ways to serve as well.  Unfortunately, their approaches seem to be polar opposites. Guy's approach is to focus on the sins these people have committed, while Christine's approach is to cover these people with the love and acceptance of God, as Jesus Christ himself would offer!

As you see Guy and Christine begin to develop a plan to offer the poor women of the city a way to earn money for themselves, you will also see that feelings are developing between them!  When the benefactors of the Centre Street Chapel will not accept their plan, Christine knows that God will lead them to another way!

You wonder if Guy and Christine will find a new way to minister to the poor on the streets of New York City.  Do not be surprised when God leads them to a new plan, as well as a young family of three sisters with nowhere to go and no hope for the future!



April 13, 2017

You'll think of Me

You'll Think of Me
Robin Lee Hatcher's latest tale, You'll think of Me, tells the story of Brooklyn Myers.   She has felt abandoned her whole life, first by her mother, then her father and finally her husband.   Brooklyn has been trying to keep it together for herself and her daughter Alycia's the  sake, when she sent only learns that Chad,  her former husband,  has passed away.  He has left his family home and property to his wife and daughter.   Brooklyn finally sees some new hope for their lives!

Chad has left something else, his dying request that his best friend, Derek, be the father to Alycia that he never was himself.  Derek have been hoping to purchase some of Derek's land to start up his own organic fruit farm, but now it seems his plans must change as well!

Hang on to see how both Brooklyn and Derek's plans work out  in the end and how God makes a difference in both of their lives!


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

April 1, 2017

For Love and Honor








In Jody Hedlund's latest tale, For Love and Honor,  you will meet Sir Bennet as he called home to Maidstone to deal with some money problems.  His brother, Aldric, has borrrowed money from Lord Pitt, as well as some other neighbors; however,  he is unable to repay it.  As you see Bennet deal with Captain Foxe, an employee of the Lord, who has come for some repayment, you will suddenly see them both draw swords!

Sir Bennet has been trained as a knight, so he is ready for a fight. With the man finally is sent away, Bennet must think of a way to pay off this debt.  Across the countryside, Lady Sabine has been living with her grandmother, since her father died three years ago.   Her grandmother has been encouraging Sabine to consider marriage; however,  she fears this will never take place because of the blemish she carries on her skin.  Sir Bennet  considers locating a wealthy maiden to marry to help him pay off his family's debt; while at the same time, Lady Sabine fears she will never find a man who will marry her, simply for the woman she is!

When Lady Sabine shows up at Maidstone,  she assumes that she is there to purchase some artwork; however, her grandmother has made plans with Sir Bennet to work towards a possible marriage contract.  In the middle of Sabine and Bennet learning more about each other,  Maidstone is attacked by Lord Pitt and everyone on the property fear for their very lives!

Things get much more complicated when Lady Sabine  is accused of witchcraft because of the marks on her skin. Hang on until the last pages to see how Bennet and Sabine survive this out of control situation!


I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my unbiased review.

March 26, 2017

Long Time Gone










On the opening pages of Long Time Gone, by MaryConnealy, you will see Justin Boden in a rush to get his brother, Cole, back to the ranch, after he has been gut shot.   Cole needs to see a doctor as soon as possible.   The only thing that has Justin concerned is that he must leave his sister, Sadie, behind with just Seth Kincaid on the lookout for her!

Once the doctor arrives on the scene, he brings along Angie DuPree, from the orphanage, to assist him.  Angie had caught Justin's eye as she entered town; however, now Justin is distracted by Sadie announcing that she wants to marry Heath.  Justin is thrown off again when he learns that Angie is going to stay overnight to keep an eye on Cole with the doctor.   You soon have the sense that something may soon be developing between Angie and Justin!

Once Cole seems to be on the mend,  Justin must turn his focus to determining where the threat to his ranch is originating.   This is a fast-paced tale to follow until the final page!


 I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.