Thursday, February 28, 2013

Swept Away : A Review

Ruthie MacNeil is trapped.  Her family dies and she is taken in by the most awful people.  Trapped in her circumstances Ruthie is traveling west in a wagon train when the flood comes.

Luke Stone is on his way home to reclaim his family ranch when he comes across a soggy woman.  They sparks fly and neither one will ever be the same.  (We have already met Luke's sister Callie in the book called Over the Edge.)

Luke is meeting up with the men that he suffered through Andersonville prison with during the war.  We meet a doctor who never went to medical school, a lawyer that never went to law school and a pastor with a past.  I love the way Ms. Connealy weaves stories.  Her stories are fresh and the characters are quirky and genuine.

This is the first book in the Trouble in Texas series.  I loved it and anxiously await the next installment!
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  The opinions are my own.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Vanished : A review

Just like the cover suggests the story starts on a dark rainy night in the middle of nowhere.  The main character Miora is trying to get home when she glances down look for her glasses.  She looks up in time to see a lone figure in the road right before she hits the person.  When the police show up they can't find a body or the good Samaritan who stopped to help.  Did Miora really see what she thought?

I have read several books by Irene Hannon.  She is one of my top 10 christian fiction authors.  The stories are always fast-paced and unique.  We are introduced to a private investigation company called Phoenix Inc. which is owned by 3 guys with various law-enforcement backgrounds.  One of the owners is Cal Burke, a former homicide detective who is struggling with loss and living in the past. 

I won't tell you anymore of the story because I don't want to ruin it.  I highly recommend this latest book by Irene Hannon and can't wait for the next book in the series. 

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  The opinion is my own :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shattered : A Review

This is the second book by author Dani Pettrey.  I liked her first book but this book was much better.  She really developed the characters and plot to a greater extent.  I love the quirky, adventurous McKenna family.  The bickering protectiveness of the siblings and the "all for one" mentality just make you want to join their family.

The book starts with a bang... well a murder... not a bang.  I like how Ms. Pettrey hits the ground running and we are immediately caught up in a "who done it" scenario.  We travel Alaska, Canada, Oregon and California looking for the killer.  I don't want to say to much about the story.  (I hate it when the book review basically tells the whole story.)

The characters struggle with trust... both learning to trust God and discerning which people to trust.  The author did a good job of resolving these issues without sounding too preachy.

Shattered is the story of Piper and Landon.  It had a great blend of adventure, romance and faith.  This author is going to be one to watch for.  I can't wait for her next book.

I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.   All thoughts are my own.