September 26, 2016

Twilight at Blueberry Barrens

Colleen Coble brought her series, A Sunset Cove, to a grand conclusion in Twilight at Blueberry Barrens.  Get ready for another page turner when you start this tale.  Kate Mason and her twin sister, Claire, are looking for a glimpse of some local wildlife along the Maine shore, when Kate suddenly gets a glimpse instead of the dead bodies of a man and a woman, lying at the base of the cliff!

Drake Newham, the dead man's brother, suddenly shows up in town to try to get some answers as to what and more importantly who caused his brother, Heath's, death.  The local sheriff had concluded that the woman was killed by her husband who then committed suicide; however, Drake cannot believe this conclusion.  Before you know it, Drake is renting a cottage in the area; and Kate suddenly becomes involved in Drake's life, when he hires her as a nanny to his two young nieces for the summer.  As Drake attempts to discover the truth about Heath's death, life in this normally quiet Maine town seems filled with activity.   A young woman visiting town has been found murdered, Kate's uncle Paul has escaped from prison and cannot be found, and on top of it all, a stalker seems to have his sights on Kate!

This book is filled with unknowns and suspense as you journey through its pages to discover the conclusion.  You will be surprised to learn where each character ends up on the final pages of this exciting tale!

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

September 21, 2016

When Love Arrives

When Love Arrives is the second book in Johnnie Alexander's Misty Willow series.  On the opening pages, you are introduced to the main characters of this book, Dani Prescott and Brett Somers. You soon learn that Dani is stalking Brett to gain information that she can use against him.  Dani's mother was the pilot of the plane that crashed years ago killing all aboard the plane, including Brett's parents.  Dani and Brett have had to cope with growing up without their parents.  After Dani hears Brett publicly blaming the crash on her mother, her goal in life becomes reaching out and publicly humiliating Brett Somers himself!

When Dani is secretly taking pictures of Brett outside a children's hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Brett suddenly asks Dani to join him at a local movie theater; and you have no idea what events will follow.  Before you know it, Dani becomes more involved with Brett's life than you ever would have imagined.  When Dani uncovers a secret that could ruin Brett's reputation, you have no idea what she will do.  Brett has just learned that he has a sick child behind the walls of that hospital!

How will Brett respond when he finally learns who Dani's mother is?  How will Dani react when it appears that Brett is literally turning his back on her?  Watch as both Brett and Dani must learn to trust in their awesome God to lead them through this rough patch in both of their lives!

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

September 16, 2016

A Lady Unrivaled

On the opening pages of Unrivaled, the latest from Roseanna M. White, you will find Lady Ella Myerston at Ralin Castle, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Stafford.  While Ella is visiting this family, she is also attempting to discover all she can about the Fire Eyes, the diamonds that almost caused the deaths of both her brother, Brice and his wife, Rowena. Ella is determined to do all she can to keep her family safe from any potential danger!

Ella is surprised when she literally runs into Stafford's cousin, Lord Cayton, another visitor at the castle.  As Ella and Cayton become acquainted and learn more about each other, Cayton quickly warns Ella to use caution with her obsession to learn about the Fire Eye diamonds.  When Ella realizes that the family ruby earrings that she borrowed from Rowena are actually the Fire Eye diamonds, she and Cayton know that Ella must find a place to safely store them. When Lord Rushmore suddenly enters the scene with his sister, Catherine, Ella and Cayton realize the importance of keeping these diamonds out of sight, because Rushmore's sole desire is to acquire the Fire Eyes, no matter the cost!

On the final pages of this book, as you follow this fast-moving tale, you will not believe how all of these characters will be affected in the pursuit of these gems!

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

September 7, 2016

Secrets of a Spinster

You do not want to miss Secrets of a Spinster, the third novel in Rebecca Connolly's Arrangement series.  Watch as Mary Hamilton decides to enter her final London season on a lark,  hoping to help her sister, Cassandra, who was blacklisted, after she refused one of London's leading bachelors.  Mary is not sure if London will accept her now; however, she knows she can count on her best friend, Geoffrey Harris, to remain by her side!

Geoffrey Harris has a front row seat to view Mary's transformation, as she has asked Geoffrey to be her permanent escort for the season.  Mary is pleasantly surprised when London welcomes her with open arms!  More men show up a her front door than she would ever have imagined.  Soon Geoffrey is confused as he watches Mary transform, not only into a beauty; but also a woman with a sharp and conniving spirit!

Geoffrey has no idea what happened to the sweet girl he had been friends with for all these years.  The other thing that Geoffrey has no idea about is the secret Mary has kept under wraps, throughout their friendship.  Hold on until the final pages, when you will see this secret finally revealed!

September 1, 2016

Just a Kiss

Just a Kiss, the latest novel from Denise Hunter, brings a conclusion to her Summer Harbor series.  You will watch Riley as he walks towards his family and friends, with his heart on the ground, because now, unfortunately, he walks with one less limb!

Riley feels even worse when he learns that the only spot for him to recover is at Paige's home, the woman he is secretly in love with!  What had begun as a close friendship had slowly changed to something more over the years.  Riley must decide how he will now deal with this awkward situation.  You will be surprised when Paige loses her help at the animal shelter and Riley fills in until Paige can find a permanent worker.  You have no idea how Riley will survive spending hours of his day with Paige!

Will Riley ever come to terms with his new limitations?  How will Paige respond when she finally learns of Riley's love for her?  When Riley, suffering with PTSD from his time at war, runs away from Paige, you wonder how his soul will ever find healing.  This was an interesting tale that will have you turning page after page to discover the conclusion!

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