Category: Book Reviews

Feb 16
Revell Reads Review: The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Revell Reads Review: The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher

As a long time fan of both Amish fiction and Ms. Fisher’s, I was excited to jump on this book. I must say that I am quite pleased that I did! Pennsylvania, Amish, and history, this book is one of Ms. Fisher’s finest pieces of work. I loved every minute of this story. This particular book is a little different than most Amish romances that I read, in that it’s more of the Amish settling in America. The characters that fill the pages of this book are wonderful. Anna, Bairn, Felix, Jacob…..all are beautifully chiseled and complex with emotions, faith and struggles. I felt like I had come home and settled into America right alongside these wonderful characters! Ms. Fisher’s ability to create a story, even a second story in a series, and not confuse the reader, is incredible. Her stories, like this one, are filled with God’s unending love, perseverance, romance and laughs. She adds a rollercoaster ride to the mix and keeps the readers hooked long in to the night as they have to turn each page to find out the next part of the story. This 4 star worthy book gets recommendations from me. If you love historical… Read more »

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Feb 07
Revell Reads Review: A Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

Revell Reads Review: A Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley

As a lover of all things crime on television, I was excited to hear of Ms. Bradley’s new release, the first in a new series. This book was filled with the twist and turns of a well written, suspenseful crime drama. From start to finish, Ms. Bradley gave me a roller coaster ride of events. The characters are truly complex and I could relate on more than one occasion to Andi. Her struggles were real-to-life and I felt all her emotions. The intensity of a murdered sister keeps you up long in to the night, desperate to help Andi put together the pieces of the story. I love when a crime book puts me in the center like that. Add in to the mix the hunky detective Will Kincaide as he tries to find a killer and free an innocent person, and this cold case story was quickly a favorite. This was a race against time novel, and a lovely start to a new and exciting crime series. Ms. Bradley never disappoints when she writes. Her stories have a plot of suspense, romance, faith and hope. The reader is left on the edge of their seats, jaw dropped, wondering when the next… Read more »

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Feb 05
ARC Review: Blackbird by Molly McAdams

ARC Review: Blackbird by Molly McAdams

When I found out that Molly was releasing a new book this month, I had to jump on that band wagon. I mean, it’s Molly McAdams. When I sat down to review this book, I went in with an open mind that anything could happen with this book. I didn’t know what would happen, I didn’t even read the blurb on this one. I just went in almost blind and I was so glad that I did! The anticipation with each page turn was incredible. The characters in this story will gut you. You will feel anger. You will feel happiness. You will feel saddened. You will want to fuss at Molly McAdams. You will want to cherish the her and the book forever. That’s how emotional this book is. The theme of the story is not one you will take lightly, but you have to push on and find out what happens next. The twist of the story will hit you like a truck and leave you with your mouth on the floor and your thoughts in a whirlwind. The ending of the book will leave you wanting more. The ending of the book will leave you in a… Read more »

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Jan 22
Revell Reads Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

Revell Reads Review: A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz

It’s been a long time since I sat down and read a Laura Frantz novel. When I saw this one available to read, I jumped on the chance. Something about the blurb of the book just called to me. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one but it was calling. I am quite pleased that I took the chance on it! It’s a book worth reading for sure. A Moonbow Night takes us to Kentucky and introduces us to Tempe and Sion. The history that is woven, the attention to details so the reader feels a part of Tempe and Sion’s story, is absolutely incredible. I was instantly transported to Kentucky and felt the struggles, the attraction, the ways of the land as if I was truly there. Ms. Frantz created a 5 star worthy novel and wove it with captivating scenes. The characters, the setting, the page turning ups and downs of this beautiful historical novel is one I highly recommend to all! Well done, Ms. Fratz.  

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Nov 22
PICT Book Blast: For Duty And Honor by Leo J. Maloney

PICT Book Blast: For Duty And Honor by Leo J. Maloney

For Duty and Honor by Leo J. Maloney November 22, 2016 Book Blast Synopsis: In this action-packed novella, Black Ops veteran Leo J. Maloney delivers a heart-pounding tale as fast, cold, and sleek as a 9mm bullet… For Duty And Honor The unthinkable has happened to operative Dan Morgan. Captured by the Russians. Imprisoned in the Gulag. Tortured by his cruelest, most sadistic enemy. But Morgan knows that every prisoner has a past—and every rival can be used. With the most unlikely of allies, Morgan hatches a plan. To save what’s important, he must risk everything. And that’s when the stakes go sky-high. Dan Morgan’s got to keep fighting. For duty. And honor. And even certain death… Book Details: Genre: Thriller, Political Thriller Published by: Kensington Books/Lyrical Underground Publication Date: November 22nd 2016 Number of Pages: 96 ISBN: 1616509813 (ISBN13: 9781616509811) Series: Dan Morgan #5.5 Purchase For Duty and Honor at Amazon 🔗, Barnes & Noble 🔗, & add it to your Goodreads 🔗 List! Read an excerpt: The prisoner’s body was a brick of exhaustion and pain. Steel cuffs chafed against his raw wrists and ankles, the rough uniform scraping the burns and cuts that lined his arms and… Read more »

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Jun 02
CFBA Tour: Justified by Varina Denman

CFBA Tour: Justified by Varina Denman

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Justified David C. Cook (June 1, 2015) by Varina DenmanABOUT THE AUTHOR: An avid reader and blogger, Varina Denman enjoys writing fiction about Christian women and the unique struggles they face. She seems to have a knack for describing small town life, and is currently working on the three-book Mended Heart Series. The first book in the series, Jaded, won the 2013 ACFW Genesis contest for romance. Varina attended three Texas universities over a span of five years, majoring in four subjects and earning zero degrees. However, she can now boast sixteen years as a home educator, volunteering in the local cooperative where she has taught numerous subjects including creative writing and literature. Even though Varina has spoken at ladies’ retreats and taught women’s Bible classes, she finds the greatest fulfillment facilitating prayer groups. She lives in Burleson, Texas, where she helps with Family Ministry in her home congregation. Varina is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and North Texas Christian Writers. ABOUT THE BOOK In a small Texas town ruled by gossip, Fawn Blaylock believes others are justified in condemning her untimely pregnancy. Stifled by guilt, she yearns for… Read more »

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Apr 28
Review: Every Bride Needs A Groom by Janice Thompson

Review: Every Bride Needs A Groom by Janice Thompson

My Thoughts: Ms. Thompson is one of my absolute favorite Christian fiction authors. She is the queen of laughs and I love each and everyone of her novels. This start to a new series is definitely a fabulous addition to her works! She blends romance, comedy, witty characters and faith into one amazing, laugh out loud read. Following Katie’s story and hearing about her family. They all were a bit on the quirky witty side and I fell in love with all of them. Katie’s quest to win the ultimate wedding dress for a couture shop was awesome, and when she met Brady…..well let’s just say that I wasn’t going to sleep anytime soon when I got in the middle of their story. With plenty of inspiration woven in, and real-to-life events and characters that capture your heart, Ms. Thompson has once again created a novel that will forever be on my bookshelf. I can not wait to read more about her amazingly created brides and get my laugh on again in the next installment of Brides With Style! Well done, Ms. Thompson!

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Mar 11
Tribute Books Blog Tour Review: Love On The Menu by Ellen March

Tribute Books Blog Tour Review: Love On The Menu by Ellen March

My Thoughts: I haven’t read a good Cowboy Romance in a long time. When the chance to review Love On The Menu arose I jumped on it. And, Ms. March definitely didn’t disappoint me in her work! I really enjoyed reading Jago and Riley’s story. Jago is a super sexy cowboy that made ME swoon reading about him. I loved his quirkiness and charm. His actions toward Riley kept me hooked to the story and I fell in love with him a little more with each page turn. Riley. Now that’s a character and a half. She was created by Ms. March in a way that made me, as a reader, feel as if I was in her shoes. Her handiness with helping Jago with his horses was awesome and I loved watching her and her feelings for Jago grow. These two characters are perfectly created for this story! Each page  turn brought something new to the story and the twists and turns helped keep me engrossed long in to the night. Ms. March has a wonderful knack for showing her readers a story full of wittiness and romance. The steam that rolled off the characters as they grew in… Read more »

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Feb 10
CFBA Tour: Devotion by Marianne Evans

CFBA Tour: Devotion by Marianne Evans

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDevotionHarbourlight Books (September 19, 2012)byMarianne EvansABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Word from the author: My career began at Kensington Publishing, then Wild Rose Press released what will likely be my last secular novel, With This Kiss. This book is very dear to my heart, because, in a way, it memorializes the life of my grandmother, Rachel Alfano. She was a feisty, loving Italian. Back in the day, folks came to her deli in East Rutherford “from the City” (New York, of course!) to get her pepperoni, or purchase her hand-made sausage and pastas. Life and times at 82 Mozart Street are engraved upon my heart, and precious to me. What better place to set a romance? Now, I’m called to write ‘Faith-affirming fiction’ (TM). Christian inspirational romance, and Christian themed fiction, is something that both as a reader, and writer, I feel called upon by God to enjoy and create. This segment of my journey began when I was lucky enough to win a writing contest sponsored by White Rose Publishing that led to the publication of my Christian inspy debut, Hearts Crossing. This humble, heart-felt novella went on to become a series…and an Amazon… Read more »

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Jan 11
Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

My Thoughts: I usually don’t read books about faeries and the like. I love werewolves and vampires but faeries…..well, they don’t hold my attention that well. However, I’ve heard loads of good things in regards to Ms. Kagawa’s writing style that I just had to give in and read The Iron King. It was my first read for 2015 and I’m happy to say that despite the fact that I don’t like reading about the Fey I’m totally into Ms. Kagawa’s work! I loved this book. It was definitely a great start to the new year! The beginning of the book, I will admit, was a little slow for me. I had trouble focusing and staying focused. But, I was determined to read it…..and to like it…..so I pushed on and on and I finished the story in just one day. And, I fell in love with the story line and the characters. They become a part of me and the story swept me into the Iron Fey series with a whoosh. After the 4th chapter, I didn’t know what hit me, but I was turning pages faster than you can say “Kagawa”. Being swept away like that, is a… Read more »

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