Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Book Review-In The Shadow of Denali By Tracie Peterson


In The Shadow of Denali
By: Tracie Peterson
Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher:  Bethany House

The Curry Hotel at the foot of Mount McKinley (Denali) has new employees, Cassidy and her father John Ivanoff.  John is the wilderness guide for wealthy tourists and Cassidy works as the cook’s assistant. 

President and Mrs. Harding were to be guests at the Curry as they dedicated the new national park and drive the golden spike to complete the Alaskan Railroad. 

Several years before John was the leader of an expedition to scale the Denali.  One of the business men didn’t return and John could never forgive himself.  He is haunted by what could have happened to Henry Brennan.

Allan Brennan comes to Curry to apprentice as an Alaska mountain guide and hopes that he can find the truth about his father’s death.  Henry Brennan’s business partner blames John for Henry’s death.

As Allan begins to unravel what really happened to his father, he and Cassidy become allies and friends.  They realize what happened puts them in great danger…but they will not give up until Cassidy’s father is cleared and Allan knows the truth.

MS Peterson writes another wonderful historical romance!  I was captured from the title and couldn’t put the book down until I finished the last page.  It is filled with mystery, twists and turns along with romance and lots of inspiration and forgiveness.  If you are a fan of Tracie Peterson, which I am, then you won’t want to miss this book. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, Bethany House, blogger program for review; however I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

Book Review-Love's Violet Sunrise By Naomi Rawlings

Love’s Violet Sunrise
By:  Naomi Rawlings

Mabel Krause was a German Immigrant.  Her brother was accused of setting a fire that killed the mill owner and his family, but he wasn’t guilty.  Mabel needed a lawyer…and in hurry but no one wanted to take the case, nor can she afford to pay for legal counsel.

Hiram Cummings, legal clerk for Rhett Vandergriff, one of the most influential men in the area and one of the richest, needed money to finish law school, but when a determined Mabel showed up on his door-step and refused to leave until he said he would help…he couldn’t say no. 

While on their quest to find the real murderer, Hiram loses his job and their lives are in danger…not to mention he is falling in love with Mabel. 

This novella is full of twists and turns and will keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next.  It is filled with inspiration and romance.  Loved it!

Disclaimer:
I was given this novella by the author, Naomi Rawlings.  I was not required to give a review, favorable or otherwise.  

Book Review-Baron of Godsmere By Tamara Leigh


Before I start my review, let me say I totally love this book and Tamera Leigh does medieval romance the best.

In 1308 three Englishmen noblemen went against their Lord.  Each of them was given a parcel the Lord’s property and was promoted to barons.   Twenty-five years of jealousy and pitting one family against the other caused a decree to be given that Bayard Boursier would marry the enemy or forfeit their land.  Bayard Boursier was determined he would marry the plain Thomasin, rather than the beautiful Elianor.  His first wife was a beautiful woman, but cruel and caused him to lose eyesight in one eye.  He wasn’t going to make that mistake again.

Elianor had a horrible first marriage.  Her husband abused her and she was not in the least upset when he died, but she would never consider marrying Bayard because she had heard he was also an abuser.  She would go to any length to not marry and yet because of her interference she ended up doing exactly what she said she wouldn’t do…Marry Bayard!

This is a beautiful story of two people who were badly mistreated but out of it a strong love and respect grew!

In my opinion, this is one of the best medieval romance stories I have ever read and I cannot wait for the next in the series.  If you love romance in England during the medieval times, this is one you won’t want to miss.  It will have you laughing and crying and you won’t want to put it down until you have read the last word.

Disclaimer:
I was given this book by the author.  I was not required to write a review, favorable or otherwise.  

Book Review-Devotions for Easter by Stacy J. Edwards


Devotions for Easter
Written and Compiled by:  Stacy J. Edwards
Publisher:  Zondervan

“Devotions for Easter” is the perfect Devotional for Lent and is also perfect for 40 days of hope and inspiration.  This little book is jam-packed with prayers, scriptures and messages of God’s mercy and love for his people.  This beautifully illustrated book will take you through the death and resurrection of Jesus, while renewing you faith.  I highly recommend this book for your Easter Devotions.  I love this little book because it helps to clear your heart and mind for time with God. 

“Devotions for Easter” is a small hard-cover beautifully illustrated book.  It has 40 days of devotions and complete with personal messages, scriptures and prayers.    It is compact and easy to carry with you.  

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Zondervan through BookLook Bloggers , Blogger Review Program.  I was not required to give a favorable review just an honest opinion, nor was I compensated for my review—all opinions and musings are my own.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Book Review-Conspiracy of Silence By: Ronie Kendig


Conspiracy of Silence
By:  Ronie Kendig
Publisher:  Bethany House

About the Book:
THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS.
Cole “Tox” Russell’s team was decimated after a tragic mission and the United States turned its back on “Tox”.  He was ok with that, because he had a lot of demons to deal with and just wanted to be left alone.  A centuries old plague is unleased and the government hopes to bring Tox back into action, but he wants no part of it until he thinks his niece has been abducted. 

When Tox meets with the president the only way he will work for them is for his Special Forces group to be able to reunite and work with him, but they have to work with Kasey Cortes, a FBI deception expert and Tziva Khalon, an archeologist.  Their information leads them from one country to another, but time is quickly running out when they realize they are not only dealing with a plague, but they are also battling an ancient society that wants to remain hidden.

This book had me hooked from the first couple pages.  It is filled with mystery, intrigue, deception, Biblical history and a little romance.  Tox took the fall for his team when their mission went sour and when he was called back into action he met Kasey (Haven) whom he didn’t realize he had met before until much later, however their chemistry clicked.  As the twists and turns took them deeper into danger Tox just wanted to keep Kasey safe and find the cure for the plague.  If you like nail biting action then I highly recommend this book.  I found it to be a little difficult at first to follow, but once I got the hang of it…it was well worth sticking with it.  I highly recommend this book and author.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, Bethany House, blogger program for review, however I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.